Malt Extract:


Does, anyone know where I can get any malt extract? I am English and want to make my favorite bread which is a malt loaf and can't find malt extract anywhere.

badge posted by: Britval1958 on October 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm in Q & A
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reply by: KIDPIZZA on October 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Good day to you. I assume you are in America & not in the UK.
I bought my jar at a health food store called WHOLEFOODS. That is your most likely place. I paid $6.00 a few years ago. I only use it for bagel production in the boiling technique & some rye bread recipes.

If you cannot locate the store then GO TO:

Ask the manu. which store carries this item in the city you live in. by the way it goes by the name of "BARLEY MALT SURUP"

I hope this does it for you my friend. If you require further assistance post back we are here to help you.

Have a nice day.


reply by: goyaboy on October 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm

You can also a home brew store, a place where you can get ingredients to make your own beer. Malt extract is used in the beer making process. So check around for one of them.


reply by: Britval1938 on October 23, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Thank-you for your help, yes I am in the US and have been looking every where for this malt extract, I will look into these place's you have told me about!

reply by: Mike Nolan on October 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Mike Nolan

Where in the US are you?

Several local grocery stores carry it here (Lincoln Nebraska), and the health food stores all have it.

reply by: dwighttsharpe on October 24, 2011 at 3:07 am

Of course, you can also order it from this very web site:

Upon checking the links, you may discover that your issue is one of terminology, as it's usually just labeled as Malt "Syrup", or Barley Malt "Syrup".

reply by: BakerIrene on October 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

Check your local yellow pages for brewing supplies.

In North America, malt extract is also sold for brewing as a powder. Mix it dry with your dry flour to avoid lumps.

reply by: christine on October 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm

King Arthur Flour offers Sunshine's Barley Malt Syrup on this website. Whole Foods is another good option and they are very helpful. I don't know if Barley Malt syrup is the same thing as malt extract. If it is, would you kindly share your Malt Loaf recipe? Good Luck to you!

reply by: KitchenBarbarian aka Zen on October 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm
KitchenBarbarian aka Zen

Barley malt syrup isn't the same as malt extract, unfortunately. It's not TOO hard usually to find the syrup, but the extract is pretty hard to find (or has been for me at any rate)

reply by: KIDPIZZA on October 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm


Scrol down about 60% The answer lies there whether or not Barley malt extract is the same as barley malt syrup.


reply by: KitchenBarbarian aka Zen on October 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm
KitchenBarbarian aka Zen

I should have been more precise.

Nondiastatic malt powder, diastatic malt powder, barley malt syrup, and malt powder are all different things.

You can sub nondiastatic malt powder for barley malt syrup.

You cannot sub either of the above for the diastatic malt powder.

And "malt powder" is the stuff you put in milkshakes. I don't believe I've ever used it in baking. I've also never come across a local source for ANY form of powdered malt extract, only Barley malt syrup.

reply by: omaria on November 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Bringing this back up.