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Bishop’s Bread with Gluten Free Option

Bishop’s Bread with Gluten Free Option is similar to fruitcake but SO much better, plus it makes a great gift!IMG_0439

Bishop’s Bread with Gluten Free Option is not your grandma’s fruitcake. In fact, it’s not fruitcake. It’s a delicious tasting Christmas bread that my mom has been making for years. It’s so good that I can’t stop eating it. I think I’ve consumed a loaf and a half in the last few days. All by myself! I know it looks like a fruitcake but I promise you, it tastes so much better. Packed with candied cherries, pecans and chocolate chips, all wrapped up in a sweet bread. It’s nothing like those fruitcakes you see at the store this time of year. I don’t like those at all! So if you’re not a fan of fruitcake, don’t be afraid to make this. And because my mom can’t have gluten now, I’ve also included a gluten free version of the recipe.

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My mom uses just red cherries, but since I received both colors from Paradise Fruit Company, I thought I would use green too.

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I think the red and green cherries are so festive!

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The batter mixes up in a hurry. You can do it by hand and all in one bowl which is super easy.

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You fold in the nuts, cherries and chips. Then you’re ready to bake.

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This recipe makes 2 (8″ x 3.75″ x 2.5″) loaves.

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Bishop’s Bread with Gluten Free Option makes a great Christmas gift too.

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I hope you’ll try it. If you like cherries, nuts and chocolate chips, you will definitely love it!

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Maybe it can be a new tradition for you and your family. Merry Christmas!

Bishop Bread with Gluten Free Option

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (210g) sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (56g) butter, melted
  • 4 eggs, beaten (at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons (25mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (9g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (167g) red candied cherries
  • 1 cup (167g) green candied cherries
  • 2 cups (220g) whole pecans
  • 1 cup (186g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Gluten Free Option - If you want to make this a gluten free bread, substitute Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and add 3/4 teaspoon xanthum gum.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until completely combined. Do not over mix. Fold in cherries, pecans and chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop batter into two greased (8" x 3.75" x 2.5") loaf pans. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until light golden brown. Do not over bake.
  4. Makes 2 loaves.
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Bishop's Christmas Bread

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