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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Birdseed Wreath Recipe ~



Since Winter is hard on our feathered friends this delectable treat is one birds will surely find "tweet".  Here is a Birdseed wreath you can easily create that will keep them all well fed. I may have posted it previously on my blog but thought it worth repeating. Even if you don't have birds surrounding your abode, it makes a great gift for the bird lover any time of year.


Birdseed Wreath

Ingredients:
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
Birdseed wreath photo via Easy Frugal Living

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