Peanut-Butter and Suet Seed Cake
This recipe is featured in Suet, Seeds and Safety: Feeding Birds in Winter
- 473 ml (2 cups) melted peanut butter, rendered suet or a mix of both
- 473 ml (2 cups) cornmeal
- Sprinkling of fine sand
- 473 ml to 710 ml (2 to 3 cups) wild bird seed
- Mixed raisins, nut meats, and chopped peanuts
1. Slowly melt peanut butter/suet over low heat. Add cornmeal and sand.
2. Slowly add enough warm water to make a stiff dough. Mix in bird seed. (See Note.)
3. Add raisins, nut meats, and chopped peanuts, and mix again.
4. Pack mixture into small foil pans or a large flat pan, and refrigerate overnight.
5. Cut into pieces for tying onto tree branches or placing in a wire suet feeder. Or spread dough in holes drilled into a log and hang.
Note: If you wish to make seed-covered balls, reserve 237 ml (1 cup) of the birdseed. Shape the dough into balls while soft and roll in loose seed before chilling. Place in a round wire suet feeder.