Tuesday, 8 May 2012

German Friendship Cake

Last weekend whilst in Edinburgh my mum bestowed on me some German friendship cake batter.  She had already given it some TLC, having received it from Else, a dear family friend who had in turn brought it from Holland!  In case you haven't had one, essentially it is a living batter mix.  You stir it every day for ten days, feeding it on days 4 and 9, before dividing it into four, turning one into a cake and passing the other three onto friends.  And so it goes on...!  Mine have gone to James Smartie, Sue and Sue's friend Pauline, who have all promised they will take good care of it.  Hopefully I might even get it back at some point!

And here is my effort - baked with apples, sultanas and almonds, and it is (not to blow my own trumpet or anything) awesome.  I left half with Sue so she can treat her friends and brought the other half home so Joe and I can get fat and happy on cake!

The finished product - German friendship cake
My latest serving suggestion - cake with stewed rhubarb and yoghurt


RosieB said...
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RosieB said...

I'm going to have to breed some one day, looks fantastic!