Week 4 July Fat Cake with Porridge Oats

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Week 4 July Fat Cake with Porridge Oats

Fat Cake for birds with porridge oats

You will need:

• 500g dripping (shop bought)
• Porridge oats
• Chopped peanuts (using a food processor)
• Mixed seed
• Sunflower hearts

How to make it!

You will need:

  • A large pan – 12 cm deep, top diameter 23 cm – and wooden spoon.
  • 7 or 8 “moulds” (mine hold 400ml water and each fat block weighs about 290 g.)
  1. Gently melt the dripping in the pan.
  2. Stir in 500g oats, then 500g mixture of hearts, mixed seed and chopped peanuts.
  3. Stir in 300g oats, then 100g mixture of chopped peanuts and oats.
  4. Decant some of the mixture into four of the moulds (e.g. plastic cups like those photographed above), then give the rest of the mixture in the pan a good stir.
  5. If necessary, add a few more of the chopped peanuts, hearts or oats to the mixture in the pan, then add this mixture to the remaining moulds.
  6. Leave to cool.
  7. Remove the moulds and place the food in feeders or hang from tree branches for birds to eat.

Recipe sheet: Fat cake with porridge oats

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