|Boiling water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Baking soda||2 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Buttermilk||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|All bran cereal||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Chopped nuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Chopped dates/Raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Dissolve soda in boiling water; cool.
Cream together shortening and sugar.
Add water and 1 egg, beating well.
Stir in remaining ingredients in order given, beating well after each addition.
Store in refrigerator overnight or up to six weeks.
Bake at 375° for 20 minutes.