I have been searching for ever for the traditional English recipe for dark malt loaf, being married to an Englighman. Every loaf I have ever tried, and there have been a few, have been a complete disaster. Then I discovered your site. I have not come across any of the suggestions that have been given here, but I'm sure as heck not adversed to giveing them a try!!.
I might even be able to find out why it is that my cakes are always picture perfect but my bread, yeah, we'll get to that later.
Anyway, Very quickly, I live with my husband in a small rural town called Tintinara, (total of 400 residents), about 200km SE of Adelaide in South Australia. I am 54 years old, mother to (wait for it 7 children), (between hubby and myself) and 11 grandchildren.
I enjoy cooking, quilting, embroidery, and meeting people. So that's me in a nut shell.
Thanks for your help so far