I was given Herman by my daughter last Saturday and the moment I got him home and put him into the bowl he developed a personality.

I found myself looking at him and talking to him all the time. There were a couple of times when I thought I had killed him, but my husband suggested that I put him in the airing cupboard for a while and sure as anything he was soon bubbling away nicely.

I followed the instructions to the letter and today I cooked him. I must admit i did feel rather guilty, but as my husband pointed out, this was his destiny. lol

I added raisins to my mixture as an extra and he has turned out brilliant.

Looking forward to having a piece with some custard for desert later.

by Diane Smith