Malt Loaf Recipe

Today has been “come and visit the chicks” Day. The kids loved to stroke and hold them. To go with the countless cups of tea being made today I made a malt loaf. This was partially inspired by the jar of malt extract I found at the back of my baking cupboard. It only comes out when I’m making malt loaf or granola.

My memories of malt loaf go back to my school days where we used to literally fight over the slightly burnt corner piece of malt loaf that had a lovely caramelised, chewy texture. This recipe isn’t as chewy as Soreen, but the taste is very close. If you want you can soak the fruit in tea for 30 min before adding to the cake mix.

Malt Loaf Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cake


  • 75 ml/3fl strong hot tea
  • 8 tbsp about 200g malt extract
  • 175 g/6oz self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 150 g / 6oz mixed fruit
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 140oc. Line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment. Mix malt extract and tea, then allow to cool
  • Mix all ingredients together, including malty tea and pour into tin. Bake for 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 hours. Stand for 10 min before slicing.

2 thoughts on “Malt Loaf Recipe”

  1. I have found a jar of malt at the back of my cupboard, and some mixed fruit AND some egg replacer (I don’t eat egg), I think this is meant to be! I’m in a project of using stuff up ahead of putting my flat on the market…


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