Mincemeat is not difficult to make, especially if you use ready-made suet .
The traditional Scottish delicacy is made from a lamb or deer's stomach stuffed with offal such as the lungs and heart, suet , oatmeal and seasoning.
Insect-eating birds go for suet and peanut butter; seed eaters prefer sunflower seeds, millet and mixed birdseed.
Today I watched as two young Carolina wrens waited for mom or pop to feed them some delicious white stuff that you and I call suet .
Standard ingredients are flour, breadcrumbs, suet , dried fruit, eggs, treacle, spices, sugar, and milk, with a raising agent and often with some apple or carrot.
Try grains, nuts, flour and cornmeal in your suet , too.
Today's pies are made from the sweeter ingredients and usually contain shredded suet , raisins, sultanas, apple, and candied orange and lemon peel.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, suet and coriander, and add enough cold water to form a soft dough.
We laugh now at Mrs. Beeton's quaint terminology and the way she'd suggest,‘Take two pounds of flour, a pound of shredded suet and a dozen eggs.’
The suet in suet cakes is rendered, or cooked, so it becomes less prone to melting and spoiling, and then is made into pressed cakes.