This is an old family favorite. My mother has been making it for Sunday brunch forever. I don’t know where it originated or why it is called Bishop’s bread but it does look like it might be English. It is delicious warm with butter on it.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon (I usually double it)
1 egg, well beaten
3/4 cup sour milk or buttermilk (I make sour milk with regular milk and a little white vinegar added)
Yield: 2 pie pans, or you can make it in a 9X12 baking dish
Sift flour, add sugar, and salt.
Cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse meal
Reserve 3/4 cup for topping
To remainder add:
Baking powder, soda, cinnamon.
Then add egg and sour milk
Beat until smooth
Turn into greased pan or pans
Sprinkle with reserved 3/4 cup mixture and additional cinnamon
Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes.