Friday, January 30, 2009

Fabulous Friday Food Feature ~ Bird Seed Wreath

Winter is the time for feeding our little feathered friends, especially in areas where it gets cold and snowy. I have a recipe for a Birdseed Wreath that is very simple for you to create.

Birdseed Wreath

1 1/2 cups water
4- 1/4 ounce pkgs. Knox unflavored gelatin
8 cups birdseed

Boil 1 1/2 cup water.
Empty the 4 packages of gelatin into 8 tablespoons of cold water in a large bowl.
Let the gelatin sit for 1 minute.
Add the boiling water and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until the gelatin has dissolved.
Stir 8 cups of birdseed into the gelatin, mixing thoroughly.
Let the mixture set for a few minutes, then stir again. Repeat this process a few times allowing the seed to absorb the liquid.
Spoon the mixture into a greased bundt pan and put in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

Remove the wreath from the mold by inverting the pan and tapping along the bottom. The pan may need to warm to room temperature before the wreath will come out.
Allow the wreath to dry overnight or longer if necessary.
(I found it needs to be on a cooling rack to let the air circulate.)
Use several strands of raffia to form a loop to hang the wreath.


Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

Great idea!!!

Head Bitch in Charge said...

I've always wanted to make a bird seed wreath!! Gelatin is ok for the birds? And soaking the seed doesn't do bad things to it? I ended up with an entire box (30-something packets) of gelatin and this would be a great way to use it up!

SleightGirl said...

How cool!!!

shannon said...

That's a really cute idea.

Krazy Kate Designs said...

Wow, I'm going to try this. Thank you for sharing it Denise. I'll let you know how I did with it.