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Bishops' Bread

Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten

How to Make It

  1. Dissolve soda in buttermilk; stir well, and set aside.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Reserve 3/4 cup flour mixture for topping.

  3. Add baking powder, cinnamon, buttermilk mixture, and eggs to remaining flour mixture; stir well.

  4. Pour batter into a well-greased 9-inch square pan. Sprinkle reserved flour mixture over batter, and press into batter. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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