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Malt loaf

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26 Reviews

Total Time
1h 5m
Prep Time
Bake Time
Makes 1
Makes 1

About our malt loaf recipe:

Sticky, sweet and perfect with a slather of butter, our malt loaf is absolutely perfect for a tea time treat. It's also a great pre-workout snack, and can be popped into tupperware for an easy packed lunch.

Malt's known for its energising properties, and it's a source of B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6. 

10 ingredients6 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C, 350°F, gas mark 4). Grease and flour a 450g/1lb loaf tin.

    2. Step 2

      Put the sultanas, raisins, butter and water into a pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool a little.

    3. Step 3

      Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar.

    4. Step 4

      Pour in the warm fruit mixture and add the beaten egg and malt extract. Mix well until blended.

    5. Step 5

      Pour into the prepared tin and bake for for 35 - 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

    6. Step 6

      Serve sliced and spread with butter.


      • 110gSultanas 
      • 110gRaisins 
      • 40gUnsalted butter (softened) 
      • 145mlWater 
      • 175gSelf raising white flour 
      • 1/4 tspBicarbonate of soda 
      • 1 pinchSalt 
      • 110gBillington's Unrefined Dark Muscovado Sugar 
      • 1Large free range eggs (beaten) 
      • 1 tbspMalt extract 


    • 1lb loaf tin
    • Saucepan
    • Wire cooling rack

    Nutritional information per 87g serving

    • Energy 257cal
    • Fat 4.6g
    • of which Saturates 2.7g
    • Carbohydrates 49g
    • of which Sugars 33g
    • Protein 3.8g
    • Salt 0.68g

    26 Baker Ratings

    Great recipe, will make again, lovely with Billingtons Sugar.

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    This is the simplest recipe, have made this every couple of weeks, great fresh with butter

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