"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1 c. boiling water 2 c. All-Bran 2 1/2 tsp. baking soda 2 c. plus 2 T buttermilk 1/2 c. shortening 1 c. sugar 2 1/2 c. flour 1/2 tsp. salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 c. raisins
Pour boiling water over All-Bran; cool. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Stir and set aside.
Cream shortening and sugar until light. Stir in flour and salt. Quickly mix in eggs and buttermilk mixture, then bran mixture and raisins. Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake in preheated 375º oven 20 minutes. Batter stores well in refrigerator. Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen muffins.
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