Proper Malt Loaf

    Malt loaf
    Malt loaf

    Proper Malt Loaf

    March 6, 2017


    140 ml hot black tea

    160 g Meridian barley malt extract

    90 g unrefined dark muscavado sugar

    200 g raisins

    2 eggs, beaten

    250 g self raising flour

    A pinch of salf

    2 tsp baking powder

    2 tbsp Meridian date syrup


    In a bowl combine the hot tea, barley malt extract and sugar, then stir in the raisins and the beaten egg. Leave to soak while you preheat the oven to 150C/130C fan and line two 1lb loaf tins.

    Combine the flour, salt and baking powder, and then stir in the tea mixture.

    Spoon into the loaf tin and bake for 40 – 45 minutes until well risen.

    Remove from the oven and brush the top with date syrup while still warm then leave to cool in the tin.

    Once cooled, wrap in foil and store in an airtight tin for two days while it develops its characteristic stickiness, or simply tuck in if you can’t wait.