Malt Extract Spelt Loaf

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Malt extract is produced by mashing malt, removing the solids, and then using an evaporator to concentrate the aqueous fraction. The resulting product is a thick syrup containing sugars, vitamins, and minerals. (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Malt extract of good quality, containing an active form of diastase, is a good form of relish to take with meals. The diastase promotes starch digestion and makes a good addition to foods of the cereal order. The thick sticky form is the best because the diastase is then in an active condition. Dried malt usually will have this diastase destroyed, hence, although much more convenient to handle, it is not so good dietetically as the sticky original extract. (The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life


  1. Dissolve the malt extract with warm water in pan of the bread machine. Add in melted butter and the rest of the ingredients in the given order. Select the knead-cycle and press start. You may need to adjust the dough by adding a tablespoon or water or flour at a time until the dough is tacky to the touch. Line a loaf pan, about 30cmx12cm, with parchment paper.
  2. Once the cycle is complete, remove the dough and place it on the lightly floured work surface. Knead out the air and form into a loaf. Place it into the pan and cover the dough with a light damp towel. Set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Lightly brush the top with egg wash and bake for about 35 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

24 comments:

KennyT 21/6/09 09:30

Hello Angie, this loaf sounds very healthy and delicious, thanks for sharing.

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Happy cook 21/6/09 10:06

I don't think i have seen here the malt extract.
I always bake bread with spelt as hubby canot digest other flours that easily and as we have bred twice a day i make spelt bread.
This bread looks so yumm.

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Dajana 21/6/09 10:21

Lovely bread, Angie. Would use it happily for my breakfast now.

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nora@ffr 21/6/09 14:58

hey angie thanx for the information on malt extract. it rili heleped. i must try this for tmrws break fast. seem very healthy to me :) thanx for sharing
cheers!!

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Ivy 21/6/09 16:22

I have no idea what malt is but I did look it up. The bread looks beautiful and I need to learn more on bread making.

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girlichef 21/6/09 18:31

I can pretty much smell that loaf of bread...it is beautiful!!

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munchcrunchandsuch 22/6/09 03:47

am sniffing here to get a feel of the baked bread.

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munchcrunchandsuch 22/6/09 03:49

as for the award, i am more than happy to have passed it onto u.

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Reeni♥ 22/6/09 04:07

This sounds delicious, Angie. The bread has a nice texture and it's super long! You must have a giant bread machine!

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burpandslurp 22/6/09 04:27

YAY! I'm glad to be able to comment once more >.<
I've never really seen malt extract used as an ingredient in home-cooking, so this was a really interesting post for me. The bread looks super good and I'll bet with all the complex, deep flavors of the malt, taste super delicious!

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Angie's Recipes 22/6/09 09:23

Thank you for all your kind comments guys. :-)
Love you all!

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ICook4Fun 22/6/09 15:21

I've seen many bread recipe using malt extract. I don't think I can get it here. Is there a replacement for it if I wanted to make bread?

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Angie's Recipes 22/6/09 15:53

@ICook4Fun
Sugar beet molasses could be used instead, but it's then not the malt loaf.
Thanks for stopping by.

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5 Star Foodie 22/6/09 16:49

The bread sounds fantastic! I am curious about the malt extract. I will have to look for it.

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Sara 22/6/09 21:27

This sounds like such an interesting bread, I even have malt extract in the house!

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Beachlover's Kitchen 22/6/09 22:15

I always admire your baking skill and recipes but I think I have problem getting the ingredients you used.2 days ago I went to bakery store,look for raw ingredients but found none*sigh*

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lisa 23/6/09 00:29

Interesting. I haven't used malt extract before. Your bread looks delicious!

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HannahBanana aka Amanda 23/6/09 06:14

WOW!!! This turned out amazing, so yummy and fluffy looking. Spelt is amazing, I'm so glad you posted a recipe using it.

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Ann 23/6/09 15:04

Wow this looks so yumm :) 'll have to try thjis

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pigpigscorner 25/6/09 16:05

Sounds like a really healthy bread! I've never cooked with spelt flour before, wonder how the texture is like.

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Leslie 25/6/09 21:54

what a delicious loaf of bread(and healthy)
Thanks for your comment on my grilled peaches

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gogowei 29/6/09 23:52

hi,Angie,I come back again.I tried this bread today and used whole grain dinkel flour,and it taste very soft and delicious,thanks a lot.

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Anonymous 1/1/13 05:42

Made this and it is easy to make and delicious,

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