Brambly Hedge Kitchens

Recipes from our Brambly Hedge Kitchens for you to share and enjoy!

Malt Loaf

Malt loaf encapsulates everything there is to love about tea time cake!  It is satisfyingly sweet but not too much so, it tastes fantastic with, or without butter (if it’s salted then so much the better!), it keeps well, it’s easy to make, and both the adults and the children enjoy it!

Don’t be put off by the addition of malt extract as it is widely available from health food shops and some supermarkets, and once you have a jar, you’ll be amazed at the number of recipes that include it!



  • 100g finely chopped prunes
  • 30g whole prunes
  • 100g raisins
  • 50g sultanas
  • 170ml hot tea
  • 100g muscovado sugar
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 150g malt extract
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 2 medium or 4 small eggs