Breads & Doughs Croatian Bishop’s Bread 4.77 from 17 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe My Bishop's Bread recipe is hearty, dense (but not in a bad way!), and sweet — because this lovely holiday bread is full of nuts, cherries, and chocolate. By Gemma Stafford | December 9, 2020 | 34 Last updated on December 15, 2020 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! Do you want to know what’s magical about my homemade Croatian Bishop’s Bread recipe? It is truly the ultimate unifier. I’m almost positive making this for everyone in the world would actually bring world peace. Hear me out! This hearty, dense (but not in a bad way!), sweet bread is full of nuts, cherries, and chocolate. If you love fruit cake, you’re probably already on board. If you hate fruit cake, your cursor might be heading towards that “back” button. Don’t leave! This is a recipe that fruit cake lovers and fruit cake haters both love! I love this quick bread recipe, especially around the holidays. It’s absolutely delicious, filling, and wonderful to share, like I am for my Bold Baking Holidays Worldwide series — where I’m bringing you lovely holiday recipes from around the world. Check my Holiday Baking Headquarters for the full list! What Is Bishop’s Bread? The history of Bishop’s bread isn’t really clear — but it’s likely from Croatia. It can also be called “Broken Glass” or “Stained Glass” bread because all the beautiful dried cherries and chunks of chocolate are revealed when you cut into it, making it look like stained glass. Essentially, it tastes like a lighter fruit cake. The only fruit I put in is maraschino cherries, but you could certainly add in your favorite dried fruits as well! Where does it get its name, “Bishop’s Bread?” Who knows! (Isn’t it nice to serve dessert with a side of mystery?) What You Need To Make Bishop’s Bread Measuring Cups and Spoons 9 x 5 inch (23 x 12cm) loaf pan Parchment paper Mixing bowls How To Make Bishop’s Bread This quick bread recipe is about to become your holiday classic! Here’s how you make Bishop’s Bread (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below): Butter a 9 x 5 inch (23 x 12cm) loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar, then stir it into the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the walnuts, cherries, and chocolate chips. Spread the mixture evenly into the loaf pan. Bake the Bishop’s bread for about 65-75 minutes. You can check if it is done by inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, it’s done baking. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before lifting it out and letting it cool completely. Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Bishop’s Bread This is a great make-ahead recipe (because who has the time around the holidays!) The flavor and texture improve after a day or two. For an extra special loaf, make this bread with my homemade candied cherries! You can use bittersweet, milk, or even white chocolate chips with this bread — whatever you prefer! In place of walnuts, you can use an equal amount of pecans or hazelnuts. Want an extra loaded bread? Add a cup of chopped dates to this recipe! This hearty and festive bread makes a great holiday gift, maybe with a box of some good Irish Breakfast tea! How Do You Store Bishop’s Bread? You can store any leftover Bishop’s Bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Or, you can also freeze it for up to two months! Make More Holiday Recipes! Microwave Christmas Pudding Classic Snowball Cookies Aunty Rosaleen’s Irish Christmas Cake And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook! Full (and printable) recipe below! Try These Recipes! Soft And Fluffy Pumpkin Dinner RollsHomemade Maple Bar DonutsHow to Make Garlic Bread from ScratchSourdough Banana Bread Croatian Bishop's Bread Recipe 4.77 from 17 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… My Bishop's Bread recipe is hearty, dense (but not in a bad way!), and sweet — because this lovely holiday bread is full of nuts, cherries, and chocolate. Author: Gemma Stafford Fruit Christmas Baking Pans Oven My Bishop's Bread recipe is hearty, dense (but not in a bad way!), and sweet — because this lovely holiday bread is full of nuts, cherries, and chocolate. Author: Gemma Stafford Ingredients 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt4 large eggs at room temperature1 cup (8oz/225g) granulated sugar1 cup (5oz/142g) walnuts toasted and chopped1 cup (10oz/284g) maraschino cherries chopped1 cup (6oz/170g) semi-sweet chocolate chips Instructions Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Butter a 9 x 5 inch (23 x 12cm) loaf pan and line with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.In another bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together and then stir into the flour mixture until just combined.Fold in the walnuts, cherries, and chocolate chips and then spread evenly into the loaf pan.Bake for about 65 - 75 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean.Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before lifting the bread out to let cool completely.Serve slices warmed and spread with a little butter. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to two months.