Ear to the Ground: The Insider Dirt to Gardening in Upstate NY

Recipe: For the Birds

by janem on November 24, 2014

suet cake

by Marion Morse

Suet Recipe favored by woodpeckers, titmice, chickadees, nuthatches and Carolina wrens.

2 cups quick oats

2 cups cornmeal

1 cup flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 cup shortening

1 cup peanut butter

Optional – Add with dry ingredients:  1/4 – 1/3 cup      Unsalted sunflower seeds

 

1. Line 9×13 pan with plastic wrap.

2. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.

3. Melt shortening in microwave & add peanut butter, stirring until blended. Pour into dry ingredients & mix well.

4. Pat into pan and refrigerate a few hours.

5. Lift out & slice into pieces that fit into a suet feeder.  Wrap & refrigerate unused pieces.

 

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