Chop Suey Loaf 1954

"This is the yeast risen fruit bread that we bought all the time at A & P stores besides the Spanish Bar. Never a week went buy without it in the house. Sliced up and served with orange coloured ( squeeze the bubble) margarine. That was a job we fought over to do. Now we make out own bread and serve with butter, a much better duo. The mixed fruit in the recipe is the glaced sticky fruits and peel that you buy for Christmas cakes, and glaced cherries."
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Ready In:
3 loafs




  • Scald the milk and mix in the sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, Add in the shortening and corn syrup until all is melted and combined to dissolve.
  • In another cup add the warm water with the sugar and yeast and let stand ten minutes to proof.
  • Stir down the foam after ten minutes and add to the other milk mixture in large bowl.
  • Blend in the three beaten eggs and the first amount of flour.
  • Beat well by hand or with mixer.
  • Mix in all the fruits.
  • Continue mixing and add in the last of the flour combining well.
  • Knead at least ten minutes.
  • If you have to add a another half cup of flour do so, as it should be a soft not real sticky dough, just a bit tacky to the touch.
  • Shape into a smooth ball and place in greased large bowl, rotating the ball so it greased all over.
  • Cover with damp cloth and let rise until double. About two to three hours. In a draft free place.
  • Punch down and divide into three loafs.
  • Place into three greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pans and again let rise until doubled about one hour to hour and a half.
  • Bake at 400 degree oven for about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • When done, remove to rack to let cool.
  • When cool you may make an icing glaze of powdered sugar, and milk with a touch of lemon juice to dizzle all over the tops, and down sides.
  • Cooking time does not include the time to rise the dough.

Questions & Replies

  1. can this loaf be frozen


  1. great recipe! made it twice.. once as directed ones with the following tweaks... -doubled the yeast -used regular 2% milk -added 1 c chopped walnuts -used 6 to 6 1/2 c flour - dough should be soft and tacky -at final rise added a mix of 1/2 each of fruit and chopped cherries and 1/2c walnuts and spread over the top.. patting it down a bit to make it stick in


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