Malt extract for bread-making

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Janice

Malt extract for bread-making

I know this is the same subject as just posted but my question is with regard to malt extract for making malt bread. I have not found it in stores here but have seen it online for beer-making and am wondering if anyone has had any experience using it for bread. Can I use it to make a malt loaf?

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AllyH

malty stuff

Hi Janice,

If you go to the king Arthur flour website they sell diastatic Malt powder. It gets 71 good reviews... maybe you could get some useful information from them. I have not tried it myself, but it sounds interesting. They also have a baker's hotline to answer questions.

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Nenna

Malt Loaf

Janice, just read that you want to make a malt loaf, is it the one in Delia's Cake Book? If so, the kind of malt you need for that is the type you get in a jar, a syrupy mixture called 'malt extract' , not the diastatic powder used in some recipes. I would think you would still be able to buy it in somewhere like Holland & Barrett, or another health food shop, are you in the UK? This is the loaf we used to eat a lot as children, was supposed to be good for you I believe.

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Nenna

Malt Loaf

Janice, I apologise, I have just checked and found that you live over the pond, so Holland & Barratt will be a bit of trek for you! But the malt you need for a malt loaf, if it is the kind of malt loaf I am thinking of, is not the diastatic sort, it is the sticky sort in a jar. Hope this helps.

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Nenna

Malt Loaf

Janice, I apologise, I have just checked and found that you live over the pond, so Holland & Barratt will be a bit of trek for you! But the malt you need for a malt loaf, if it is the kind of malt loaf I am thinking of, is not the diastatic sort, it is the sticky sort in a jar. Hope this helps.

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britbabe

Malt extract

Janice, try Wholefoods for Malt extract syrup or any good home brew store, it is used in beer making. Before you buy, check the makers web site for recipes and ask their customer service for confirmation on uses in baking. Hope this helps.

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AllyH

Malt


Hi Janice,

sorry I pointed you towards the wrong product !
I called my nearest whole foods and they say the carry 'barley malt syrup'. Hopefully I will get there next week. I will see if it is an adequate substitution for the extract
in the Delia malt loaf recipe.

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Janice

Finding the malt extract for malt bread


"
Hi Janice,

sorry I pointed you towards the wrong product !
I called my nearest whole foods and they say the carry 'barley malt syrup'. Hopefully I will get there next week. I will see if it is an adequate substitution for the extract
in the Delia malt loaf recipe. "


Thank you all for your help - I really appreciate it.
AllyH I see you are here in the States, so will be interested to know if you are able to find some malt syrup. What state are you in? I read that here it is called Barley malt syrup and am going to try the Herb Shop locally and also the Healthfood Store here and see what they say. I asked a baker at the local Kroger store about malt and he hadn't heard of it! I do so miss those lovely moist malt loaves from back home and so I resolved to make them myself. Delia's recipe looks good and moist so will try that one WHEN and IF I can find the malt. I see it is available online for beer and winemaking though doesn't mention that it can be used in breadmaking.

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JudyC13

Pure Malt Extract

Contribution from Colorado:
I have used Pure Malt Extract from our local Kitchen & Homebrew store to make malt loaves. The one I used was Briess CBW, Sparkling Amber. Worked wonderfully.
Their website is given as BrewingWithBriess.com.

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Janice

Malt extract

Thank you so much for that JudyC13. I have found that exact product on Amazon.com so if I can't find it locally I will order it online. I was unsure which one to use as I had read that the paler ones were sweeter and lacked malt flavour. On the strength of your testimonial I will buy some!

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AllyH

Malt Extract

Hello again Janice,

The product I got was Eden brand
organic traditional barley malt syrup. It comes in a 20 oz glass jar and looks much like molasses.. dark , sweet and sticky. It cost $ 5.99 in Whole Foods.
I used it in Delia's sticky malt loaf recipe as a substitute for the malt extract.
I did let the loaves rise for the full 5 hrs as it was quite chilly here yesterday. I brushed them with golden syrup when they were still warm
and put them in an air tight container after they had cooled, for breakfast time this morning.

The result was great..I would definitely make them again. They were moist and tasted very nice indeed. The end result did remind me a lot of those little loaves in the yellow wrappers
we used to get in the UK.
I am in New Mexico and will have been here 14 years next month.

Good luck with your ingredient search and baking !

 
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