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Chop Suey Loaf?

jackie9999's picture

Chop Suey Loaf?

I have been looking for a recipe for a Chop Suey loaf and was surprised I couldn't find one here...perhaps there is another name? It's a yeasted loaf with currents/raisins, chopped fruit and icing drizzeled over it...

I have found a few recipes via google but wondered, does anyone have a recipe they recommend?

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

and how many kinds of meat would you like in it?

Name at least 4 vegetables (not including garlic & onion)  and I see what I can do?

Sweet or Sour?

jackie9999's picture

LOL ....I'm beginning to think no one has heard of this bread :)

I think it's probably a cross between a raisin loaf and a fruit cake ...where the name came from I don't know!

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

There are a lot of sweet doughs that can contain raisins and some fruit.  Even hot cross buns fit into this category.  There are heavy fruit cakes and light ones which are closer to bread.  Or like cinnamon rolls.   I would use the search box first for:  fruit bread   ...and see where it takes you.  add on ingredients to narrow the search or add fluffy or dense or sugar glaze.  :)

jackie9999's picture

Thanks MiniOven..I was just looking thru recipes and, as usual, a txfarmer one caught my eye, Sourdough Pan de Mie I may have to *buy* a loaf at the farmers market and make a note of what else is in it!


dablues's picture

Here's a couple of links.  Don't know if this is what you want or not.  Anyway, Happy Easter!!

Antilope's picture

Mary Moore's Chop Suey Loaf

Makes 2 loaves

1 cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 package granular yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
2 cups all-purpose or bread flour, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 (or 2) teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon mace
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 egg
3/4 cup Sultana raisins
1/4 cup Citron peel, chopped
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1/3 cup glace or well-drained cherries, chopped
1 3/4 cups (approx.) all-purpose or bread flour, sifted (second amount)

Scald milk. Stir in 1 teaspoon sugar into the 1/4 cup lukewarm water in measuring cup. Sprinkle yeast over top, stir once and let stand 10 minutes or until it rises to top of cup.

Sift together the flour, salt, and spices.

In large mixing bowl, cream the butter or margarine well with the light brown sugar until light and airy. Beat in the egg.

Now stir in lukewarm milk and risen yeast liquid, and sifted dry ingredients.

Beat until smooth and elastic. Add prepared fruits and nuts and beat again.

Now work in, while kneading on board, the 1 3/4 cups (approx.) sifted all-purpose or bread flour (but do not work all of this amount of flour in if the mass of dough seems too stiff).

Shape into 2 loaves and place in greased loaf pans (average - size or slightly smaller).

Grease top of dough. Cover and let rise until doubled.

Bake at 350 degrees F about 40 minutes, or until done.

Brush top with softened butter and cool on racks.

Source: Mary Moore cooking column, Ottawa Citizen newspaper, Aug 19, 1963

jackie9999's picture

Thank you..amazing find!  I love the advert for the "RCA Victor TV" beside it as well :)