Grandpa Des’ Malt loaf

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.


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.


6 responses to “Grandpa Des’ Malt loaf

  1. We like malt loaf in this house, and are very distrustful of those who DONT like malt loaf. We also like home baking and make a mess of the kitchen every sunday night. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  2. Yes you are right she is a lazy blogger – I have given her 10 thrashes. Was that right?

    Let me know if you do the loaf. The kids always love the mixing and licking the spoon. However I don’t recommend it with this one!

  3. turned out nice… the malt loaf. not earth shatteringly nice. but tasty and fun to make. B+

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