Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Friday, May 23, 2008

" Herman" Sour dough bread starter

Herman (Sweet Sourdough Starter)" This is a recipe for a sweet sourdough starter known as Herman. There area number of things that can be made from it. It's very important to NOT usemetal utensils or bowls! It will take 16 days for the starter to mature andbe ready to use the first time you make it. After that it can be ready foruse every 10 days. "Ingredients2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup white sugarDirections1 In a large glass or plastic container, dissolve the yeast in warm water.Stir in the flour and sugar, mix until smooth. (DO NOT USE A METAL SPOON)!Cover loosely and store in a warm place overnight.2 The next day, stir and refrigerate.3 Stir once each day for the next four days. On the fifth day, stir, thendivide in half. Give half away with feeding instructions.4 FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS: Feed starter with 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cupflour, and 1 cup milk. Stir until smooth. Cover and place in refrigerator.Stir once each day for next four days. On the fifth day feed again with 1/2cup white sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk. Return to refrigerator andstir once each day for the next four days. On the fifth day it is ready tobe used for baking. Reserve one cup of the starter in the refrigerator andcontinue to follow the stir and feed cycle (Stir once a day for four days,stir and feed on the fifth day, ready for use on the tenth day.)-----------------------------------------------Herman Bread

1 comment:

Deusami said...

My Herman can be fed as often as 3 days and up to 10 days. He gets really weak when we wait that long between feedings.

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