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Homemade Bird Suet

These Suet Recipes are from Birds & Blooms Website.

 

Tropical Treat:

Attract woodpeckers, as well as chickadees and nuthatches, with this suet recipe made with coconut. The best part is this suet mix won’t melt when it’s warm outside.

  • 1 cup lard
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1⁄3 cup coconut
  • 2 ½ cups oats
  • 2 ½ cups cornmeal
  • Raisins, nuts or birdseed, optional

Melt lard and peanut butter. Stir in coconut, oats and cornmeal. Add optional ingredients. Pour the mixture into a pan and chill in refrigerator over-night. Cut into squares and wrap in plastic for easy storage and removal. -Rebecca Beiler, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 

Out on a Limb:

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup lard
  • 1 cup raisins

In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Then add the water, and mix. Put peanut butter and lard in a small bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Add to the cornmeal mixture along with the raisins. Refrigerate for about two hours. -Naomi Manalo, Middleton, Delaware

 

 

Bird Cake:

Make this “bird cake” treat and hang it from trees or bird feeders in mesh bags.

  • 1 cup lard
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 eggs

Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. -Mary Hochstetler, Milford, Indiana

Virginia Bluebird Society Recipe

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup lard
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Berries like currants optional.

Mix dry ingredients.  Melt peanut butter and lard together, and mix with dry ingredients.  Press into pan, cool, cut into squares and freeze until needed.

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How to make unsweetened chocolate bittersweet

Unsweetened chocolate, as its name indicates, contains absolutely no added sugar, while bittersweet chocolate has anywhere from about 10% to 50% sugar. Because of the difference in sugar content, these two types of chocolate are not interchangeable in recipes.

Can i add sugar to unsweetened chocolate to make it bittersweet?

YES! You adjust a tablespoon of sugar for each ounce of chocolate. In this case. If you’re using unsweetened instead of bittersweet, add 1 tablespoon of sugar per ounce of chocolate and vice versa.

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