Malted milk (biscuit)

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A typical malted milk biscuit design. ("Tesco" brand)
A "moo-dy" malted milk biscuit

The malted milk is a type of biscuit, first produced by Elkes Biscuits of Uttoxeter (now owned by Fox's Biscuits) in 1924.[1] They are named after their malt flavouring and milk content.

The design used varies according to the manufacturer, with variants including two milk churns and a cow, a cow and a gate or a cow and a calf. They are typically baked for a short period of time (about 5 minutes) at high temperature to keep them crisp without the use of holes unlike other biscuits such as shortbread.[2]

Variations of the biscuit include a chocolate covered single biscuit, as well as a custard cream like variety where two biscuits sandwich a vanilla-based cream.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Malted milk, the powdered grain and milk product for drinks
  • Rich tea, the traditional biscuit that also includes malt but no milk
  • Shortbread, the traditional Scottish biscuit that is rich in butter but contains no malt
  • List of cookies


  1. ^ "Malted Milk Biscuits". Nibble My Biscuit. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  2. ^ "Malted Milk Biscuits". Nibble My Biscuit. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  3. ^ "Malted Milk Cream". Fox's biscuits. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-01-14.

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