This muffin batter can be mixed up ahead of time, and kept in the refrigerator for up to a week for fresh muffins any time.
Mix cereal and boiling water together in a metal bowl, and allow to cool.
Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl. Add buttermilk and cooled cereal mixture. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until flour is moistened. Batter should be lumpy. Put batter into a one gallon wide mouth jar. When using mix, use a ladle to get batter out of the jar; don’t mix or stir.
When ready to use, spoon batter into muffin tins. Bake at 375 degrees F (195 degrees C) for approximately 15 minutes.
Per Serving: 218 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 21.8mg; sodium 352mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always rise as well as white bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.