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Slices of homemade malt loaf covered with butter on a blue and white plate
15Total Time
10Prep Time
55Bake Time

Malt loaf

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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. 

15Total Time
10Prep Time
55Bake Time


  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.


    • 110g Sultanas
    • 110g Raisins
    • 40g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 145ml Water
    • 175g Self raising white flour
    • 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 pinch Salt
    • 110g Billington's Unrefined Dark Muscovado Sugar
    • 1 Large free range eggs (beaten)
    • 1 tbsp Malt extract


  • 1lb loaf tin
  • Saucepan
  • Wire cooling rack

Nutritional Information

per 87g
  • 257cal Energy
  • 4.6g Fat
  • 2.7g of which Saturates
  • 49g Carbohydrates
  • 33g of which Sugars
  • 3.8g Protein
  • 0.68g Salt

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