Malt Bread

Preparation info

  • Makes


    small loaves
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Children love malt bread and it’s good for them. Bake two loaves in this easy way and serve sliced and buttered. Malt extract can be bought from a chemist.


  • 450 g/1 lb self-raising flour
  • 1 level teaspoon salt


Sift the flour and salt into a large basin. Rub in the butter. Add the sugar and sultanas. Measure the milk, treacle and malt extract into a saucepan. Place over low heat and warm gently, just until the ingredients have blended together. Pour into the flour mixture all at once. Using a wooden spoon, stir to blend the ingredients together. Then beat thoroughly for a moment to make a smooth, fair