Play Cupid for Your Birds this Valentine's Day
Nothing says “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day like red roses. That’s why we wanted to whip up something special for our bird Alfie on her first Valentine’s Day.
The result was Alfie’s Red Rose Millet Secret Admirer Birdie Bread Hearts. As you can see from the photo above, she loved the result and enjoyed nibbling throughout the day on this birdie bread creation that contains some of her favorite foods. There were so many hearts from this batch that we packed up the extra and shared with some local birds as a “Secret Admirer.”
If you’re looking to send hugs and kisses to your birds this Valentine’s Day, here’s the recipe for Alfie’s special creation using TOP’s organic birdie bread mix as the base:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C)
Step 2: In medium mixing bowl, combine two (2) cups of TOP’s Premium Birdie Bread Mix, 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder, 1 ounce of dried rose petals, and a half cup of millet.
Step 3: In a separate mixing bowl, combine 2 large, beaten eggs, and 8 ounces of strawberry applesauce. Grate three fresh beets, place in filter or cloth, and press beet juice into mixing bowl.
Step 4: Add dry ingredients from Step 2 into the wet ingredients in Step 3 and stir until you have a smooth dough batter.
Step 5: Grease baking sheet*. Place heart-shaped cookie mold onto baking sheet. Place dough batter evenly into heart-shaped cookie mold and form into heart shape. Press slightly in middle of dough and slowly remove mold from sheet. Repeat and fill baking sheet with hearts.
Step 6: Bake at 350°F (177°C) for 15 minutes, or until firm.
Step 7: After baking, sprinkle chopped rose petals on top of birdie bread hearts.
* Do not use nonstick PTFE-coated cookware