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Bishop's Bread Recipes

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This dessert sweet bread is a southern favorite for the holidays. This page contains bishop's bread recipes.


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This is great with a meal or alone for breakfast.


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup cut dates
  • 1 large Hershey chocolate bar (plain)
  • 1 small jar maraschino cherries, drained


Beat all ingredients together thoroughly. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 300 degrees F in loaf pan.

Servings: 8-12
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 90 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 13, 2006
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs - beat well
  • 1 1 /2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder.
  • 1 bar Baker's sweet chocolate (cut fine)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup Brazil nuts
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 bottle each of green and red maraschino cherries
  • juice of red cherries
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


Beat 3 eggs well, add sugar and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add juice of red cherries, mix well. Stir in chocolate, nuts, dates and cherries. All nuts and fruits should be whole.

Line bread pans with wax paper and bake at 300 degrees F for about an hour. Cover with heavy brown paper until bread has risen.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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