Most recent lunch Date. Aunt Lindy, Me, Grandma C.
Okay, now to the good stuff, the recipe.
Update: These yeild about 3 dozen muffins.
2 cup boiling water
5 tsp baking soda
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 quart buttermilk
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
4 cups All bran cereal
2 cups 40% bran flakes
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Boil 2 cups of water (I used my tea kettle and poured 2 boiling cups into a bowl) and add baking soda, set aside. In a separate large bowl whip shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, scrapping down after each addition. Next, add the buttermilk, flour, salt and mix well. Add the soda water VERY slowly, folding it into the mixture. Next gently fold in the cereals and walnuts.
Muffin mix must sit in the refrigerator over night before baking. Muffin mix will last one week, covered and refrigerated.
Then next morning the batter will change from runny to an almost pudding like state, this means you're ready.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Prep your muffin tins by either greasing or using paper cups. Scoop enough batter into the tins to fill them up 1/4 of a inch from the top - about 1/2 cup. If you have time let them sit at room temperature for 15 minutes or so before baking.
Bake for 30 minutes, let cool 5 minutes and enjoy with honey butter!
Notes: The only thing I changed in the recipes instructions is how much to put in each muffin cup. I also don't bake all of the muffins at once. I currently have 1/2 half of this gigantic recipe sitting in my refrigerator and I bake them up after dinner or, if I have the day off work, first thing in the morning fresh for breakfast. YUM... Nothing like pulling these bad boys out of the oven and covering them in honey butter and eating the whole pan by yourself... DELISH!
Recipe: From Rainbow Gardens
There is a delicious brand of honey butter in utah called "Utah's Own Honey Butter". If I had that brand of honey butter I would have used it- but I just don't love going to the grocery. So, I'm not saying this is the best recipe but I used:
1 stick softened butter
1/4 cup honey
1/8 tsp vanilla
I mixed it up with a fork and because I couldn't wait eat a hot muffin :) - husband thought it was tasty too.