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Recipe: Bring birds to your yard with these birdseed cakes

Posted May 14, 2020 8:30 p.m. EDT
Updated May 14, 2020 9:04 p.m. EDT

Chef Hannah with Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio, which offers camps and other cooking programs for kids across the Triangle, whipped up these birdseed cakes to attract the feathered friends coming to our yards this time of year. Watch the video. The full recipe is below.

Birdseed Cakes

1/4 cup water
1 envelope Knox gelatin
3/4 cup birdseed
Twine
Cookie Cutters
Wax Paper

In a medium size pot, mix water and gelatin and stir over medium heat until gelatin is dissolved and the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in birdseed until all liquid has been absorbed.  If there is still liquid in the bottom, you can add more birdseed. Place cookie cutters flat on wax paper.  Fill cookie cutters with bird seed mixture.  Using a straw, make a hole in the top so you can add twine for hanging once it cools.  Let cool and harden inside the cookie cutters overnight.  Remove birdseed cakes from cookie cutters, add twine and hang in a tree!

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