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Bishop's Bread I Recipe

Bishop's Bread I

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Original recipe makes 1 -9x5 inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Beat egg in mixing bowl until frothy. Add sugar, oil, and vanilla. Beat to blend. Mix in buttermilk.
  3. In another bowl measure the flour, soda, and salt. Stir to mix well. Add walnuts, cherries, raisins, and chips. Mix together. Add all at once to liquid batter. Stir only until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until bread tests done. Let bread stand for 10 minutes then remove from pan and let cool on a rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 09, 2014

This is the one recipe that made my favorite place on the net. Bishop´s Bread is so easy to make, so quick, and delicious you´ll be making it again and again. It´s an easy recipie that can be made by young children and devoured by all the family. It also makes a real fast home made present that will make you famous among your friends. I highly recomend it. Go make it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2009

You may prefer the Taste of Home or version of bishop's bread; neither contain buttermilk. This dessert is wonderful for those who like the taste of chocolate, nuts and cherries. Dark chocolate mixed with semi-sweet chips is what I prefer in this recipe. The taste deepens if loaf is aged a few days.


14 Ratings

Mar 28, 2003

Wow! This is a winner. Perfect for any holiday season. Instead of candied cherries I used dried cherries, and it was great! Also perfect for a church bake sale...(Bishop's Bread..ha, ha)!

Apr 19, 2003

Basically a pound cake. Easy to make. I did not like it but my guests did.

Dec 01, 2006

Excellent! My family loves apricots so I added 1/2c of finely chopped dried apricots.I always toast the nuts in the oven first. It adds an earthier flavor to all breads.Thanks for the delicious recipe.

Oct 19, 2008

One of my all-time favorite holiday breads! I use cherry craisins instead of the currants. I've had to give this recipe to every person who has tasted's delicious. Sooooo NOT a pound cake!

May 24, 2010

I thought this was a great bread. Would be good for Christmas time. I made a slight change because I didn't want to use Choc. Chips, I used cut up dates and instead of the candied cherries I used the marachino cherries, just because that's what I had on hand. It was still very good. Next time I'll prepare ahead and make as written. Thank you.

Dec 06, 2008

Very good. I made mini loaves and baked for about 40-50 minutes, and they were perfect. Very nice little bread. I didn't have walnuts, so I just left them out. Maybe next time I'd cut up the cherries; a little big in the bread. Bf liked it. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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