GERMAN FRIENDSHIP CAKE
A 10-day Sourdough cake
This is known as the friendship cake!it's a bit
like a chain letter in that you have to find a set of friends to pass on
the starter to.
During preparation put the starter
into a very large bowl (it foams up), and cover with a lid or
Ingredients(Starter and one cake)
- 1 cup normal milk
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup oil
- 2 tsp cinnamon and vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup nuts
(or other fruits)
- 15oz pineapple chunks,
drained (one can)
Blend the "starter feed" together, and then hand mix in the starter.
I find it easiest to mix the flour and sugar together dry, add the milk to
the starter, and then slowly add the flour and sugar to the liquid.
The starter should never be beaten with a blender
or refrigerated. Pour the mixture into a large bowl, cover with
cling-film or a damp towel, and leave to brew.
Thoroughly mix the sourdough, then leave to brew again.
As day 1
As day 2
Print off three copies of this recipe.
Here now is why this is called a friendship cake. Take 3 cups of Sourdough
mixture, and give them away with copies of the recipe
as starters to your friends.
Then proceed with the baking.
Procedure (making the cake)
Blend all ingredients thoroughly with remaining starter.
Pre-heat oven to
(English gas mark 4)
Pour mixture into a well-greased baking tin.
Bake for 1 3/4 hours (less in a fan oven), cool.
If you don't get cake starter from a friend, you can probably buy it in a
baking supply store.
Vary the spices to taste. The cake is quite pleasant if you forget them.
10 days brewing starter, 30 minutes preparing cake, 2 hours baking and
measure the ingredients.
STC Telecommunications, Harlow Technical Center, England
Recipe last modified: 28 Jan 87
From: email@example.com (Andrew Macpherson)
Subject: RECIPE: Sourdough cake
Date: 17 Apr 87 05:40:12 GMT
Organization: STC Telecoms, Harlow Technical Center, England
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