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Bishop's Bread

 Bishop's Bread
This bread is packed with cherries, chocolate and nuts. I give away many loaves at Christmas. —Yvonne Wheeler, Minneapolis, Minnesota
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup each red and green maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1 milk chocolate candy bar with almonds (7 ounces), broken into bite-size pieces

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs and extracts. In another bowl,
  • combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir in almonds, walnuts,
  • dates, cherries and candy bar. Stir into egg mixture until blended.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Press down
  • firmly to eliminate air spaces. Bake at 300° for 2 hours. Cool
  • for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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Bishop's Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Yield: 1 loaf.