I posted a note to OBOL not long after I made the original post passing along Paul's recipe. I noted that I was informed that sugar is not good for birds so I eliminated it from the recipe and it still is great without it.
Good birding, Gerard
From: <obol-bounce...> <obol-bounce...> on behalf of steve jaggers <sjjag...>
Sent: Sunday, July 2, 2017 3:37 PM
To: <drheath82...>; <obol...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Suet recipe
Ditto, a couple of months now, very popular, making double batches. Micro waving pbutter and then lard makes all mixing easier.
I want to put in a plug for this recipe. I finally got around to making it recently, and put out the first square on Tuesday evening. By Saturday evening it was down to a small nub, and this morning even that was gone. Iíve never had a response like this before.
A couple of notes for preparing it. As given, with the 1-1/2 cups of lard, it fits very nicely in a 7x11 Pyrex dish, which in future I will be lining with wax paper (yes, they still make it) to reduce waste. It divides very nicely into 6 smallish but convenient squares.
From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Gerard Lillie
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:19 AM
To: obol <obol...>
Subject: [obol] Suet recipe
Here is Paul and Carol's suet recipe.
Cornmeal and quick oats can be bought in the bulk food isle.
2 cups cornmeal
2 cups quick oats
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup lard (I upped it to 1 1/2 cups lard and melted it in the microwave for ease of mixing)
1 cup chunky peanut butter
Stir all together and spread out in some sort of container to about 1/2 thickness. Cool/freeze (I freeze it) then cut up into desired size. Works like a charm.