Malt Loaf – The Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge Recipe
This is the short version of the Coffee and Walnut Battenberg recipe that the bakers had to follow in the first episode of the Season 12 of the Great British Bake Off. This is Prue’s recipe – the full loaf recipe can be found here, and the butter recipe can be found from here. The bakers are supposed to decorate the loaves with candied orange and ginger, however this is not included in the BBC recipe – but a variation of that one is here.
Some More Insights to the Challenge
The expectation here is to make a Malt Loaf served with homemade butter on the side. It should be rich and moist. The bakers were given 2 hours.
This time we hear some lines from the recipe when the bakers read those out. We also see some glimpses of their instruction sheets but nothing legible. So some of the instructions in the recipe are again my own interpretation.
P.S. I haven’t added any pictures of the expected result for these challenge posts on purpose. It will be a lot more fun if someone finds the challenge and doesn’t know what the end result has to look like! For the list of all Technical Challenge recipes I’ve added so far, go see this post here.
If you decide to do this challenge – good luck! Don’t forget to share some pictures of your end result with me afterwards!
- 900g loaf tin
- muslin for the butter
- a (stand) mixer
- Gather the ingredients
- Set the timer to 2 hours.
On your marks, get set… BAKE!