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
- 150 ml Warm water
- 3-4 tbsp Pure dark malt extract angiesrecipes
- 2 tbsp Unsalted butter, melted
- 340 g Dinkel spelt #630 flour
- 1/2 Salt
- 4 g Instant dried yeast
- 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.
- 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.