Bishop's Bread Christmas Bread Recipe
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4.5 from 2 votes

Bishop's Bread

This is a luscious loaf, thickly studded with cherries and nuts, with just the right amount of sweet in the glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Bread, Dessert
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Cery

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup evaporated sugar cane juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup dried cherries or 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Glaze

  • 1 Tbsp evaporated sugar cane juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

Bread

  • Cream the butter and sugar thoroughly.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the pecans and cherries and distribute evenly. Unless you’re using fresh or frozen cherries and you need to add them last.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and combine well.
  • Spoon batter into a buttered loaf pan and smooth the top.
  • Bake at 325 F for an hour and 15 minutes. It’s done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is a golden brown.

Glaze

  • Mix the glaze. I mix it up in a teacup, there’s not much to it.
  • Brush on the top of the hot bread with a pastry brush.