Bishop’s Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours + cooling


1 loaf (16 slices)

Updated: Jul. 28, 2022
This bread is packed with cherries, chocolate and nuts. I give away many loaves at Christmas. —Yvonne Wheeler, Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups 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-sized pieces


  1. 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.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 9x5-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 320 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.