This batter of bran cereal, flour and buttermilk will make four-dozen muffins and keeps in the refrigerator up to six weeks, so you can always have hot bran muffins in just the few minutes it takes to bake them.
This bread pudding is very versatile and lovely in texture. Christmas time can inspire a bread pudding by simply substituting a good-quality eggnog for the milk (or part of it). Also add a pinch of nutmeg and mace to produce a sumptuous holiday dessert. Otherwise, enjoy this just as it is with a dollop of whipped cream.