*** Cream shortening and sugar; add egg and beat until light and fluffy. Soak bran in milk; add vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with bran and milk. Drop a tsp of batter in bottom of each greased muffin cup; top with one fig and fill cups 2/3 full of batter. Bake @375F about 25 minutes.
Yield: 18 Muffins
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana