Friday, January 22, 2010

How to make Birdy fatcakes.



Sometimes I buy fatballs for the birds, particularly when the weather is very cold and wet. However, sometimes they are hard to get and sometimes my budget is a bit tight!
It is very easy to make them and great fun to do with the kids.
Just melt a pack of suet, I use Atora vegetable suet, available in baking section of most supermakets, or a slab of lard. You can use a saucepan or melt them in a microwave.
Then add some seeds and any or all of the following, dried fruit, chopped nuts, grated cheese and bits of bacon. Pour into old butter containers and leave in fridge to set.

The lard will set softer and stickier than the suet and is a bit harder to turn out of container. After turning out place in a large hole feeder, a bird house or bird table.

Sit back and watch them enjoy the feast. Easy peasy!