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Thread: looking for a recipe for bird Suet

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    Super Member fred singer's Avatar
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    looking for a recipe for bird Suet

    Looking for a homemade bird suet recipe without using peanut butter .

    the birdies thank-you too

    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Super Member quiltymom's Avatar
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    Hi I just went to search bar typed in bird suet recipes and theres many links to choose one you want!!!!
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    my grandson and i use to make bird suet when he was little we just melted some lard added cup peanut butter and cup bird seed cooled rolled into rolls and rolled them in more bird seed . lots of good messy fun and memories. mkay

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    Substitute bacon fat for pbutter.
    "God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses" -- Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham, letter to Theodore Roosevelt, 1890

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    Have you checked Birds & Blooms website?

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    Go to Google and type in bird suet feeder recipe. Several will come up.

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    I make my own suet mix. I start out with beef suet but I think you could use pork too. I ask for the scraps the butchers throw away. But it is cheap anyway. I then cut it into small pieces and render it over low heat on the stove. Use a big pan and watch it so it doesn't get too hot. You will see the fat begin to seperate from the bits and raise to the top. It takes awhile so be patient. After it is all seperated I either scoop out the bits on the bottom or strain them out. I set these on a platter and let cool since the birds love these bits. Then while it is hot I add peanut butter. I like to use natural PB as the other has added sugar. How much yoo put in is up to you. You can then put this into forms after all the pb is melted into the fat or you can then add other things. I add shelled sunflower seeds, cornmeal or even the packaged bird seed. If you are using plastic forms (I reuse the plastic trays from boughten suet) make sure the fat mixture is cool or it will melt the plastic. Also it helps if you add stuff to let it cool enough that the seeds stay mixed up and doesn't settle to the bottom. Be careful because grease fires are so very dangerous!!

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