baskets - wire cages coated with vinyl that small birds can cling to and peck at the food.
is the principal constituent of many staple foods popular in the UK, such as dumplings, bakery products and puddings, with a market worth around pounds 7m a year or 100 tonnes a week.
1 Put the flour, suet
, salt and parsley into a bowl and make a well, then slowly pour the water in and divide into eight balls.
Put the self-raising flour in a bowl and use your hands to mix in the suet
Roll out the suet
pastry and line a small mould with it.
Which is probably why this modest bar-restaurant in Birmingham's business quarter seemed to be a favourite with suits, many sporting bellies that suggested they, too, are fans of suet
Early mincemeat recipes from the 15th and 16th century included animal fats and vinegar but these days vegetable suet
, soft brown sugar, honey and brandy are much more popular.
Tracy is a demon with suet
pastry, and had whipped up a batch in no time.
Serves: 6 Ingredients 250g self-raising flour ' x 250g pack Atora light shredded vegetable suet
2 x 150g packs blueberries 4tbsp caster sugar Juice of 1 lime 1 medium egg, beaten Method Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4.
So the fans of the poet and balladeer gathered for a pounds 3 lunch, while Sylvia Kennedy from the Liverpool Clan Wallace Pipe Band played in the haggis - by tradition the heart, lung and liver of a sheep chopped up with suet
, onions and oatmeal - prepared by centre chef Alf Stafford.
2) Mix the flour and suet
with a pinch of salt and pepper.
According to surveys, about one-third of adults feed backyard birds, doling out roughly 500,000 tons of commercial birdseed a year, along with countless quantities of suet
cakes, seed logs and other treats.
The boys joined their school friends to hand over a cheque for pounds 45 to ward sister Suet
Traditional savoury suet
puddings have now been launched into the retail sector for sale from the freezer by Peter Hunt's Bakery Foods.
55) followed by steak and mushroom suet
pudding (pounds 7.