1. Sift 150g of flour into a large mixing bowl
2. If you have decided against usinghoney as an ingredient, you may now add 1 tsp of brown sugar.
3. Next carefully add 75g water, using your hands to fold the water into the flour until you’re left with a ball of dough.
4. at this stage you can add your 50g of Raisins *although this can be replaced with a bird safe fruit or nut of your choice* using your hands to fold the Raisins into the dough until dispersed evenly.
5. It is now time to add 1 1/2 tsp of Honey if you have not opted to use sugar, this will make this dough extremely stick so do not be alarmed.
6. The dough is ready to be rolled out on a clean surface, coating the surface in a light dusting of plain flour will reduce the stickiness of the dough making it easier to roll with a rolling pin.
7.Once dough is rolled flat, it is now time to divide the dough into nibble sized pieces- this can be done using your hands or with a cookie cutter, I opted to use an icing cutter as I find they readily come in more appropriate ‘bite-sized’ shapes than the larger cookie cutters.
8. Place your nibbles on a baking tray, lined with grease proof baking paper, and preheat your oven to 180 degrees C/ Gas Mark 4.
9. Once the oven is hot and ready to go, pop in your baking tray, leaving the nibbles to cook for around 15 minutes or lightly brown.
10. Remove the nibbles from the oven and leave to cool before serving to your birds. Ensure the nibbles are cooked the entire way through and crunchy as uncooked dough or ‘doughy’ cookies can be a trouble for your birds digestion.
– Keeping the nibbles stored in an sealed container in a cool, dry place will keep the cookies edible for up to 7 days. –