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Bishop's Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lois Kelso

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 C flour
1 3/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C butter or margarine
1/2 C chopped nuts
1 tsp baking soda
1 C buttermilk
2 beaten eggs
1/2 C raisins

Directions:
Directions:
In a bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in nuts. Reserve 1/2 C crumb mixture for topping. Stir baking soda into remaining mixture. Mix buttermilk, eggs, and raisins. Stir into flour mixture. Mix just to moisten. Turn into two greased and floured 8"x1 1/2" round baking pans. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture over tops. Bake at 350 about 35 minutes or until done.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Our family is allergic to the incense the priest used on special occasions, such as Easter Sunday. He was also of the opinion that if he could see the congregation from the pulpit on such days, he wasn't using enough. There was usually a fellowship hour after any Sunday service where people would sign up to provide coffee and refreshments (usually store bought doughnuts, rolls, etc.). Most would leave immediately after the Easter service to have dinner at home, except for the parents of children attending Sunday School which let out about a half hour after the service was over. My mother, wanting to still be involved in the Easter Sunday activities but unable to attend the service due to the incense, decided to provide the coffee and refreshments. I think the first year she made 2 or three homemade coffee cakes. The last year she provided refreshments for Easter Sunday, there were at least 3 dozen coffee cakes and 16 dozen Kolachky cookies (recipe elsewhere) This Bishop's Bread was one of the coffee cakes that she made sure to make as it was the favorite of Father Mac, a retired priest that would fill in where needed in the diocese, but often attended our church. I will always associate this cake with Father Mac.

 

 

 

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