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    Recipe Introduction

    Want to attract your feathered friends? Want something cheaper and better than the suet blocks found in 'big block' stores? The birds go crazy for this! We get several species of woodpecker, bluejays, chickadees, nuthatches, blackbirds, snowbirds and others coming to taste our wares! READY IN: 5mins YIELD: 4 blocks

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    List of Ingredients

    1 cup peanut butter
    1/2 cup lard
    1/2 cup suet**
    2 cups oatmeal
    1 cup mixed wild bird seed
    1 cup cornmeal
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    1 cup chopped cranberries or 1 cup raisins


    Melt the lard and peanut butter, and mix in the dry ingredients and bird seed. Often we
    mix in bacon fat, bread crumbs, Red River cereal, or whatever we have on hand. Work
    well together. Make into 4 x 4 x 2 inch blocks and freeze. Place in suet feeder in a tree
    and watch the birds come to feast!

    Pronounced: SOO-iht
    A form of animal fat, similar to lard, but usually sold in shredded form. Suet is the solid white fat found around the kidneys and loins of beef, sheep and other animals. Traditionally used in British cooking, particularly in dumplings, suet puddings, and some pastries. A vegetable version is now commonly available, made from an oil such as palm oil & usually combined with rice flour, which can be directly substituted for the animal fat version




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