All the credit for this recipe goes to Dan Lepard. I have to confess that I did make a few changes as we all know cooking and baking are subjective and I have changed the original recipe to accommodate my taste.
I found the original recipe very rich and the treacle was a bit too much for me, especially when the loaf matured after one day, it was very strong. Nevertheless it’s a superb recipe and I love Dans reference to this recipe being the original British “energy bar”.
We particularly enjoyed it toasted for breakfast with a thin scraping of slightly salted butter and a cup of ‘builders’ tea. It’s the perfect loaf to start my busy and hectic day.
When I first read the recipe I was baffled about malt extract as I had neither heard of nor used it, so I was slightly unnerved as I did