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Old Fashioned Bishop's Bread

A classic quick bread recipe, Old Fashioned Bishop Bread is a vintage family favorite that's great to share with friends and to give as a gift. Loaded with chopped pecans, chocolate chips, raisins, and cherries, it is a sweet bread that is good for breakfast or dessert. Best right out of the oven with a slice of butter, sink your teeth into a piece of American history. Make Old Fashioned Bishop Bread a classic in your household.

Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (real)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
     
  2. Add chips, nuts, and fruit. Stir to coat pieces with flour.
     
  3. Beat eggs till foamy.
     
  4. Add sugar gradually and continue beating till eggs are thick and light. Blend in oil, milk and vanilla.
     
  5. Add wet mixture to dry mixture, mixing thoroughly.
     
  6. Divide batter evenly between two well-greased 4x8 baking pans.
     
  7. Bake at 300 degrees F. for 55 to 65 minutes. Cool completely before slicing. Wrap in foil and store in fridge.

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