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Herman the German Friendship Cake

It appears that chain letters have evolved… into friendship cakes. My housemate Amrita was recently given ‘Herman, The German Friendship Cake’. It is a sourdough culture that you grow and divide.

You use one quarter to make the cake and give the rest to three friends to continue the chain. Weird? Yes! I thought it would make an interesting blog post though. (more…)

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Mohnstreusel kuchen (Poppy seed crumble cake)

Guest post by my housemate Simone

Poppy seed cakes are the centre of my childhood memories. As I grew up I came to realise poppy seed cakes, and they’re glorious variations, were a part of every German child’s favourite memories. This post is about Mohnstreuseul Kuchen, or poppy seed crumble cake. (more…)