A recipe shared…

The other day I added a sparkly, dazzling, disco-like button to my blog…I’ll wait while you look.  Seen it?  Okay – let’s continue.
This button, when clicked, will take you to a blog called “No, Really, you can eat it” (yes, really) where Melanie shares recipes and all sorts of interesting stuff.

She offered to give me a recipe as thanks for sharing her shiny button.  I advised her that a salad recipe would be appreciated as it is so gosh darn hot in Durban at the moment.

Here is the recipe.  Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “A recipe shared…”

  1. I can't see the button? Darnit! I do remember sharing a recipe with you years ago though which was called Herman the Friendly Cake and involved giving the next person a bit of the original dough to 'grow' the cake. Does any of this ring a bell?

  2. Sioux, it is on the left hand column. Scroll down and you should see it.

    Now regarding Herman the friendly cake. I remember that so well! It was amazing. Everyone in Westville must have had a share of that dough. It was like a cake chain letter.

    Should we start it again?
    Ingredients for the "starter cake"

    460g flour
    500ml milk
    230g sugar
    90ml warm water
    2 tbsp active dry yeast
    Sprinkle 1 tbsp of sugar over the warm water
    Sprinkle the yeast over this and leave in a warm place for about 10 minutes to double in size
    Mix the milk, sugar, flour and yeast mixture in a large bowl, stir using a wooden spoon
    Cover loosely
    Place in a warm place and stir every day.

    Go through this process before giving some of Herman to 4 of your friends:

    Day 1 Today Herman is given to you. Congratulations you have a friend. Pour him into a bowl as he will continue to grow.

    Day 2 Stir Herman 2-3 times a day with a wooden spoon

    Day 3 Stir Herman, talk to him!

    Day 4 Herman is hungry. Feed him 200mls milk, 200g caster sugar and 250g sifted self-raising flour

    Day 5 Stir Herman

    Day 6 Stir Herman

    Day 7 Stir Herman

    Day 8 Stir Herman, don’t forget to talk to him

    Day 9 Feed Herman as for day 4. Then split into 5 little Hermans and give 4 away with these instructions

    Day 10 Feed your remaining Herman with 150g Self raising flour, 3 beaten eggs, 150g caster sugar, 2 tbsp cinnamon powder, 100g chopped nuts or dried fruit, 2 finely chopped apples, 100ml of oil.

    Cook Herman in a lined 7″ cake tin for about an hour at 180ºC .

    Thanks for the memory, Sioux.

  3. awww…thanks!! ALSO…i added a conversion chart on my site, you just click your country and what kind of measure you are looking for and you are in business…at least that is what it did when i tried it…=D glad i could help and i hope you like the salad…let me know if there is anything else you would like to see!

  4. Thanks Melanie. I'll try your converter. Lots of my Facebook friends are keen to make the salad too. 🙂

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