Its valentines day soon and as we prepare here to eat all those chocolate baked goodies,
we thought we'd make some valentine goodies for the birdies too....
little birdycakes !
We got the inspiration for these from the magazine family fun. (recipe here)...
BUT the recipe makes for very crumbly and brittle birdycakes...
So I doubled the flour and water mixture to give the seeds more to hold on to.
1 1/2 c birdseed
4 tb of flour
6-8 tb of warm water ... depending on the consistency you are getting.
You want the mixture to be not too wet.
add flour to the seeds...
Mix well and place into well oiled cookie molds.
(you must oil the molds with the oil spray otherwise the seeds will stick!)
Press down the mixture evenly.
Place a cut straw into the centers and leave it in during baking ...
(this will make the holes for lacing a ribbon through for hanging)
Bake at 170* F in the oven for about an hour or until the birdycake hardens.
I hear them tweet tweet-ing already!
happy birdies - delicious birdycakes!
February 12-15 is "the great backyard bird count!!"...
Join the cornell lab of ornithology and Audubon and help in with the bird count.
(Here's ) how to participate.