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Elderberry Bran Muffins

2 tbs molasses
2 tbs shortening
2 tbs brown sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c flour, whole wheat or white
1 c bran or bran cereal
2 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c soured milk or buttermilk
1 c washed and drained elderberries

Mix molasses, shortening, sugar, and egg yolks. Add the dry ingredients and milk alternately, then fold in well-beaten egg whites--to the point where they peak but are not dry. Fold in elderberries; bake in greased muffin tins for 15 minutes at 425 F. Makes 1 1/2 dozen muffins.