Marvelous Malt-loaf!Posted on Mar 11, 2015
There is something comforting about a slice of warm chewy Malt-loaf slathered in salty butter!
This recipe is so easy to bake its practically foolproof but the resulting teatime treat is delicious
I have adapted the recipe slightly to incorporate the use dates and cherries for extra chewiness.
150ml hot black tea
175g malt extract (I got mine from Holland & Barrett)
85g Dark muscovado sugar
300g mixed raisins
50g chopped dried dates
50g glacier cherries
2 large eggs
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
Method – Oven temp 150C/130C fan/gas2
Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.
Pour the hot tea into a mixing bowl and add all the dried fruits and sugar (mixing well). Then add the eggs and mix again.
Now add the flour and baking powder quickly to the fruit mix and stir well to combine.
Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 50 mins or until well risen and firm.
Once out of the oven brush whilst still warm with some more of the malt extract to create a sticky glaze.
Its delicious when sliced and spread with butter and actually get better for storing. it will become even more sticky and moreish after 2-5 days (if you can wait that long…)