4 1/2 cups ground fresh suet 3/4 cup dried and fine ground bakery goods (whole-wheat or cracked-wheat bread or crackers are best) 1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds 1/4 cup millet 1/4 cup dried and chopped fruit (currants, raisins, or berries) 3/4 cup dried and fine ground meat (optional)
1/2 lb. fresh ground suet 1/3 cup sunflower seed 2/3 cup wild bird seed (mix) 1/8 cup chopped peanuts 1/4 cup raisins
1 cup fresh ground suet 1 cup peanut butter 3 cups yellow corn meal 1/2 cup white or whole-wheat flour
2 pounds fresh ground suet 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1/2 cup coarse-chopped shelled sunflower seeds
2 cup fresh ground suet 1 cup peanut butter 2 cups yellow corn meal 2 cups fine cracked corn
I'm writing from Ottawa, Canada and have found an easy way to make suet (Woodpeckers at feeder just a few minutes ago) and it's minus 21 celcius here!
I went to a butcher store and asked the butcher for a chunk of suet and he gave me two or three good sized pieces. Took them home and cut them into small pieces, put them into a saucepan, over low heat and let them melt the liquid fat out. When there was enough liquid grease, I just put it into a clean soup can, put suet back on stove and waited until more liquid came out. Did the same thing until all the liquid grease was out, and then mashed up the brown left-overs into the liquid and let it set.
I have a piece of log with perches and holes in it, so stuff soft suet in the holes and hang on feeder pole. The woodpeckers and chickadees just love it.
Very hard to secure chunks of suet around here now due to the fact that most of the meat comes into stores aleady dressed and no more beef sides. I was very lucky and found a butcher that still received his beef the old way.
I have rendered suet down in the oven in years gone by, but it leaves a horrible smell in the house, top of stove method was much better.
Good luck to you and a Very Happy New Year
1 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 cup lard 2 cups quick cook oats 2 cups cornmeal 1 cup flour 1/3 cup sugarMelt the peanut butter and lard and add remaining ingredients and cool.
Out of all the recipes that I have tried, this is by far the most popular in my yard. The Brown Thrashers hang upside down on the suet cage to get at it. It's a hilarious scene to watch!
1 part peanut butter (I use crunchy) 1 part shortening 1 part flour 3 parts cornmeal 1 part cracked corn I also add black oil sunflower seeds and/or mixed seedAs I say, it's very easy to make and quite a popular item. (Last year I was given some store-bought suet cakes, and my birds refused to eat them! I finally broke them apart and combined with the above recipe!)