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Christmas Bishop's Bread Recipe

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Packed with cherries, chocolate and nuts, this delectable quick bread has become a Christmas family tradition.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 5 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 5 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup halved red and green candied cherries
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 370 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 328 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in the chocolate chips, raisins, pecans and candies cherries.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm bread. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Bishop's Bread in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 370 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 328 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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