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For our feathered friends who need our help in the winter! If possible use flexible molds or muffin pans lined with paper cups. If you don't have flexible molds, immerse the molds in hot water for several seconds before removing the cakes. They also make a nice gift for our human friends who like to look after the birds. It is nice to make this in one large mold and display the cake in your garden (in a safe place away from other animals!) Don't take notice of the yield because that will depend on the size of molds you use. You can also be somewhat flexible with the amounts given in the recipe, they will still turn out well and much better than any store bought cakes for the birds. They love them and my 'garden restauant' is always full of satisfied customers! If you have some netting to put them in you can hang them from a tree branch.
Preparation Time : 15
Cook Time : 0
Total Time : 15
2lbs hard vegetable fat or 2 lbs lard or 2 lbs suet
3cups bird seed (I buy the winter mix)
2cups peanut butter
1cup cornmeal (millet, quinoa or semolina can be substituted)
1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
1cup currants (or other dried fruits)
1cup cracked corn (optional)
In a large pan start melting the fat.
When almost melted, take off the heat, add the rest of the listed ingredients and mix well.
Let the mix cool enough for the seeds to be evenly distributed and not sink to the bottom.
Fill your molds, cool until set and un-mold.
IMPORTANT: Do not use old and used fat from your deep fryer because that is not good for the birds.
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