Horlicks malt loaf

Love the thought of malt loaf, but hate dried fruit? You’re in for a treat! We’ve crafted this golden, fruit-free malt loaf just for you! Infused with the delicious taste of Horlicks, we can highly recommend taking a moment to enjoy a slice with a mug of your favourite malted drink.


Made using Horlicks Instant.

Instant malty goodness, the nation's favourite malted drink!


  • 1/2 tbsp dried yeast
  • 50g Horlicks Instant
  • 70ml lukewarm water
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp malt syrup
  • 15g butter
  • Sugar & water to glaze (optional)


  • In a small bowl, combine the water, Horlicks Instant and yeast.
  • Warm the butter until just melted.
  • Add the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, then stir in the butter, malt syrup and water mixture.
  • Stir well until thoroughly combined and a sticky dough starts to form.
  • On a floured surface, gently knead the dough until it becomes elastic.
  • Line and grease a loaf tin. Add the dough and leave to rise in a warm place for 60 - 90 minutes - the dough should rise to fill the loaf tin.
  • While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 200C / 180C fan.
  • Once risen, gently add the loaf tin to the oven, baking for 30 - 40 minutes. Cover with tinfoil for the last 10 - 15 minutes to prevent the crust from browning too much.
  • Remove from the oven and, once fully cooled, glaze with sugar and water for a sticky, shiny finish.
  • Serve sliced, and spread with butter.