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SummerShaddow

What do you use for your homemade suet molds?

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I've been wanting to make some of my own suet (the birds just don't want the store bought kind for some reason), and while I have about 4 leftover, washed plastic store-bought suet dishes, I actually need more for the recipe.  Plus, I'd like to get something to use that I can clean easily, and those flimsy plastic shells that the store-bought stuff comes in just isn't sturdy and, I think, likely won't last long.

I thought about sandwich containers for lunch boxes, but I can't find them available in stores.  I did see the container made especially for suet, but it's like $20 just for one!  Yikes!

I'm out of ideas and could really use some suggestions.

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A couple of the Chinese restaurants around here used plastic containers for take out.  They're about the same depth and width as a suet cake and about twice as long.

Look for plastic food containers at the grocery.

Either way, lining the container with plastic wrap first will make it much easier to remove the finished cake.

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I just use cheap tupperware type things that have the right area (like those glad or ziploc ones), and they are bendy enough that I can just maneuver the cake out.

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You can use a metal 9X9 pan or a 9X13 pan, and once you cool the suet down in the fridge, you can cut it into squares. When they are cold they will cut and lift out of the pan really easy.

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