Thursday, January 27, 2011

Muffin Tin Bird Feeders

Our little feathered friends have been away from out back yard for a few days (perhaps because we have been too scattered to go buy more sunflower seeds?!?!) so the boys and I decided to make a little treat to lure them back.

I found this recipe written on a scrap of paper in my idea file, so unfortunately I am not exactly sure where it originally came from, but here it is anyway:

Mix together 3/4 cups of flour and 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin. In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup water and 3 tbsp corn syrup. Add water and syrup to flour mixture and stir well. Stir in 4 cups of birdseed.

Spoon the mixture into greased muffin tins about 3/4 full.

Use a small measuring cup or spoon to press the seed mixture firmly into the tins. Use a bamboo skewer or straw to make a hole in centre of each filled muffin tin.

Let the seed cakes set / dry for 3 hours, and then gently remove them from the tins. Put them onto a cooling rack and let dry for another 8 hours or overnight. String them onto ribbons and hang out for the birds!!

Now all we can do is wait...please come back birdies - we miss you!!

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