3/8 cup shortening or margarine
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup wheat bran
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour (use some white if preferred)
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 ½ tsp soda
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk

(Sour milk by adding about 2 tsp vinegar)


Beat eggs with shortening, slowly add sugar, add some milk and flour alternately with baking powder and soda. Stir in bran and raisins. Store in fridge until needed keep tightly covered in a plastic bowl. Keeps for up to two weeks