The many extras of a winter feeding station include water offered from a shallow pan and heated with an electric heater to keep it from freezing; squirrel baffles that install both above and below each feeder; different seeds such as safflower seed, peanut hearts, and specialty foods like commercially prepared suet
cakes with dried fruit inside, or whole dried ears of corn, or whole peanuts on a string.
CRUST PASTRY Makes 450g (1lb) | 225g (8oz) self-raising flour | 150ml (1/4 pint) cold water, to mix, approximately | 110g (4oz) shredded beef or vegetarian suet
| 1 tsp salt | 1/4 tsp of white pepper | 1/2 tsp finely chopped thyme Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl.
Then one cuts deep into the pud, to reveal that rich soft, pillowy suet
crust, and a deep, dark filling of tender beef, tasty kidney and masses of thick, rich sauce.
In winter, suet
(raw fat) serves as an important high-calorie substitute for summer's six-legged protein.
GRATEFUL: Above, Sister Suet
Wong with the twins Billy (left) and Sonny and their schoolmates (from left) Alice Moore, Joseph Cashmore, Lewis Knight and Alex Bagnall and (inset) the twins when they were two months old with their mum and dad and big sister Zoey
pudding was delicious, even if the pastry in places had `kissed the oven' as my mum says (i.
A heretofore innocent school cafeteria Sloppy Joe becomes a big, greasy ball of suet
on a bun.
You can also get half a coconut and fill it with suet
Wine recommendation THE Bay Horse's wine supplier, Andrew Firth, from Firth & Co Wine Merchants in Newton-le-Willows, says: "The tasty flavours from the rabbit in this suet
pudding are really well matched and balanced by this Chilean speciality.
Mix the grated apples, orange juice and zest, beaten eggs, suet
, sugar, crumbs and flour in a large mixing bowl and stir in the soaked fruit and the spice.
Use 100g/4oz self-raising flour, 50g/2oz Atora suet
It has created a dedicated section for fat balls, suet
pellets with added insects, suet
block "treats" with fruit, any amount of peanuts and dried mealworms.