Thursday, December 30, 2010

Making Suet Dough: The Movie

Thursday, December 30, 2010
12 comments


This is a video Zick and I made showing how we (as crazy people) make our suet dough for bird feeding. It also features cameos by Chet Baker, Boston terrier and by Liam Thompson, creeper. Much of the video footage was shot by Phoebe Linnea Thompson.

I hope you like this short how-to video. It felt like we were shooting some weird cooking show for bird watchers.

12 comments:

On December 30, 2010 at 3:45 PM Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Thanks for the recipe. We've been planning on kickin' it up a notch here in the Oaks with some home-brew, and this might do the trick. We're hoping to be the first kids on the block to get pileateds at our feeders. . . .

On December 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM Erik said...

Not Henry VIII, it was the king in Shishkabugs who wanted Yosemite Sam to make his hasenpfeffer.

Why is all this useless trivia stuck in my head?

On December 31, 2010 at 8:44 AM Alan said...

Very nice guys! I can see a Food Network show in your future.

On December 31, 2010 at 10:23 AM Rondeau Ric said...

It looked more like a stuffed titmouse.
What you need is an industrial dough mixer, there's one in Columbus that you can buy from the profits - BRAND NEW IN BOX FLOOR MODEL MIXER- COMMERCIAL GRADE - $300 (COLUMBUS, OH)

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On December 31, 2010 at 2:47 PM fieldguidetohummingbirds said...

Cool! You've given me a new use for the powdered chicken feed that's left at the bottom of every bag.

On December 31, 2010 at 11:37 PM Peg said...

Thank you for not only sharing Julie's revised recipe; but also demonstrating "how to" do it!
Now I wonder if the local feed mill will have chick starter in December? Gonna find out Monday because I'm ready to do this.

On January 1, 2011 at 5:39 PM brdpics said...

Magnus! Never tried making suet dough but you guys inspired me to give it a go.

Happy New Year, & thanks for the vid!!

On January 2, 2011 at 5:30 PM rmharvey said...

"...there's no way to get around stuffing it into a cup measure..."

Sorry to be contrary, but yes there is. Get a kitchen scale. Electronic scales swap easily between ounces and grams, and once you work out the numbers grams are dead simple. They can be set to zero with any bowl already on them. Figure out - once - the ratio of weights between the ingredients. Then just put the bowl on the scale, zero it, and add whatever ingredient comes next in the right amount. When you get to the next ingredient just hit the zero button on the scale first, then add that one until the weight is reached. No measuring cups to fight with or clean.

On January 3, 2011 at 11:46 PM Birding is Fun! said...

That video does help! Thanks.

Very cool to see that you guys live like "real" people, even getting down on the kitchen floor.

On January 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM Julie Zickefoose said...

Oh we are as real as real gets. You will notice how glammed up we both got for the camera. Yikes.

On January 4, 2011 at 12:28 PM Heather said...

You guys are too funny. Friday night has turned into dough making night at my house. I might start doing double batches as we get further into the heart of winter. Long live the Dough! Take care, y'all. -HotH

On January 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM DaveABirding said...

Cool vid and tips - thanks for sharing. One question for the cooking challeneged (me).... was the three minutes in the microwave all that was needed, and is there a stiring step midway through heating or anything? With my luck I would have 10 cups of penut lard liquid coating the top of my microwave!


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