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is malt powder the same as

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photojess

is malt powder the same as

dried malt extract?  Our local co-op only had malted milk powder, which is not what I need I know, then in the brewing section, they have bags of dried malt extract, in varying lightness and darkness......can someone help with this one please?  I asked the owner if it was diastatic or non diastatic, and he had no idea, so I pulled the KA baking book off of the shelf, and we looked up malt powder together, but he still didn't know.....


If a recipe calls for 1/4 cup, I'm assuming I need the non diastatic then?  By the KA site, the diastatic is used in very small amts.


 


Thanks!

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LindyD

From the KA website on malted milk powder:




  • This all-natural sweetener, made from barley malt, wheat, milk, and a touch of salt, is the key ingredient in old-fashioned malted milkshakes.

  • Gives that distinctive malt taste to your baked goods.


Diastatic malt contains malted barley flour, wheat flour, and dextrose.  It provides active enzymes for the yeast.


 

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photojess

It's for a recipe in the AB in 5 book.....I need malt powder.  Anybody know Jeff's screen name on here so I can ask him directly?


Thanks!

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LindyD

You can contact him at the AB5 website.  jeff@artisanbreadinfive.com


The book should have been more specific on the topic.

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photojess

I'll give him a buzz.