I put together a recipe of suet for my birdies. It’s supposed to be a no-melt recipe. I had collected many recipes over the years and I’ve adapted this one to make use of ingredients I usually have on hand. It’s made and stored in my freezer. Can’t wait to try it once my current cakes are consumed.
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups cornmeal
- 1 cup flour (whole wheat or white)
- 1 cup lard, suet or vegetable shortening
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, currants, chopped apricots, or cranberries)
- Combine the oats, cornmeal and flour in a large bowl.
- Melt the lard and peanut butter in the microwave and add to the dry ingredients.
- Stir in the fruit. Mix well.
- Form into the shape you need for your feeder (I saved some container forms from the store-bought ones we use).
- Put in a covered container. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.
Do you make suet for your birds? What recipes do you find work best for Midwest birds?