Pour boiling water over the bran buds and let them cool.
Cream the sugar and the shortening. Add the eggs.
Add the flour and baking soda alternately with the buttermilk.
Add the cooled bran bud mix and the All Bran.
Spoon the muffin batter into lined or greased muffin pans, or greased heart pans.
Bake the muffins for 20 minutes at 375 degrees until they are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
Serve them warm or at room temperature with crushed red raspberries or jam.
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