That’s right food fans. Your only a few steps away from baking your first (I imagine) malt loaf thingy!
I am allowing just you chosen few (I mean few cos nobody reads this) access to this secret family recipe, Grandpa Des’ Malt Loaf…
10oz Self raising flour (plus a tiny amount for dusting)
6oz Dried fruit- raisins, sultanas or mixed
2 Table spoons of golden syrup
2 Table spoons of black treacle
2 tablespoons of marmalade
1/4 – 1/2 pint of semi skimmed milk
Mix the flour, fruit, syrup, treacle and marmalade together, gradually adding the milk until like a soft, runny, batter like consistency.
Grease a 1lb loaf tin and lightly dust with some flour – very thin coating.
Place in a pre-heated oven on gas mark 3 1/2 (or 175 degrees C) for aprox 1 hour 15 minutes (or until cooked) .
NB. For those like me, to check if it is cooked; stick skewer (or like object) in the cake/loaf and if clean when removed it is ready!
Allow to cool on a cooling rack.
Wrap in tin oil or grease proof paper.
NOW HERE’S THE IMPORTANT BIT…
Leave for two to three days! Yes that’s right, this is the hardest bit of all – if you are anything like me. This allows the loaf to go nice and sticky.
Let me know if you did cook it. Enjoy.