Bird Seed Cornbread Cakes/Suet
Here's one of them I just make...gone in one day!
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- 1 box
- cornbread mix (jiffy)
- 3 Tbsp
- crisco ( beef fat - melted down - if possible)
- 1/4 c
- sunflower seeds - shelled or whole
- 1/2 c
- bird seed
- 3 Tbsp
- peanut butter - any type
- any other stale bread, crackers or cereal you were going to discard.
I use Jiffy Cornbread mix, which is $.49/bx where I live - I don't use the egg or milk, like the box directions read...for the birds. Just add a little water, until the batter is moist.
The crisco is used if you don't have any beef fats you might have saved, and melted it for this.
Cook on the stove with lid, very low heat, for about 25 minutes, or until done - like you would a cake.
If you can lift the cake out whole, great..but using Crisco, it doesn't set hard, like an actual suet cake.
This receipe should make about 3-4 suet-sized cakes.