Bishop's Bread

Marsha Gardner


Even busy mom's have time to make this tasty old "bread" from the following recipe which is perfect, not only with tea or coffee or in the morning, toasted.


★★★★★ 3 votes

25 Min


  • 2 1/2 c
    sifted all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    distilled white vinegar
  • 1 large

How to Make Bishop's Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish. Set aside.
  2. With mixer, combine flour, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until it resembles the texture of coarse meal. Set aside 3/4 cup of this mixture in a small bowl to use as the topping.
  3. Add baking powder, soda and cinnamon to the bowl and mix. Stir in milk, vinegar and egg until mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the reserved crumb topping.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool in pan before cutting into 3"x2" squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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About Bishop's Bread

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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