Posted by: campkehonka | February 3, 2010

Camp Kehonka’s “Bishop’s Bread” recipe

Many thanks to Lisa Morgan McGinn, who dug this out of her recipe vault.

Bishop’s Bread

2 1/3c bread flour
1 3/4c brown sugar
1/2c shortening (e.g. Crisco)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1c sour milk
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 400. Mix flour and brown sugar and cut in shortening. Reserve 2/3c of this mixture for crumbs on top.
2. To remainder, add baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, beaten egg and sour milk. Beat briskly until batter is smooth.
3. Pour into greased pan (12×8) and cover top with the crumbs. Bake 25 minutes.

Yield: 18 pcs.



  1. Does anyone remember the story behind Bishop’s Bread? I seem to remember something about it being brought to a prisoner with something baked into it (a key, a saw?) that would help the prisoner escape. I am going to bake this for our Happy Birthday Jesus party at church for the Sunday School kids and thought it would be fun to tell the story behind it…

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