Honey or Malt Bread

Elizabeth Winkler


This is a recipe of my mum's that made either a yummy honeybread or a really sticky maltbread, both of which my family loved when I was growing up. Sadly my mum is no longer with us so to prevent the recipes I do have left of hers being forgotten or lost I want to post them so others can enjoy them as well.


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15 Min
50 Min


  • 1/2 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 9 oz
    self rising flour
  • 1 oz
    holicks powder (or malt drink)
  • 2 oz
    muscovado sugar
  • 4 oz
    sultanas or mixed dried fruit
  • 2 Tbsp
    honey (for honeybread) or black treacle (for maltbread)
  • 1 oz
  • 1/4 pt
  • ·
    bun / crystal sugar for topping
  • 2 Tbsp
    honey (topping)

How to Make Honey or Malt Bread


  1. Heat oven to 165C and line a loaf tin with buttered greaseproof paper (or the loaf tin liners you can get are excellent).
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Warm the 2 Tbsp. honey (honeybread) or black treacle (maltbread) together with the butter until butter has melted.
  4. Add the milk to the bowl and mix to a dropping consistency.
  5. Pour into the prepared tin and either spread over the 2 teaspons (or my mum used a desert spoon) of honey and sprinkle with bun (maltbread)/crystal (honeybread) sugar.
  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes until cooked. (I would test with a skewer.)
  7. Cool and peel off paper.

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About Honey or Malt Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: English

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