Malt bread recipe

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10 min


1 hr 15 min

You can’t beat a slice of buttered malt bread with your morning cuppa. This slightly sweet bread is made using golden syrup and has a subtle malty flavour. It’s quick and easy to make and is great served with either sweet or savoury toppings. You could also add a range of your favourite dried fruit, such as raisins to give it an extra gooey and fruity taste.


  • 480g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tspn baking powder
  • 4tbsp malt drink powder
  • 275ml milk
  • 2tbsp golden syrup


  • Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3.

  • Grease a 2lb loaf tin.

  • Sift all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

  • Add the milk and Golden Syrup and mix until just combined.

  • Roll into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour 15 mins.

  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 mins, before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

Top tip for making Malt bread

This bread is great served warm with chocolate spread.

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