Honey

  • Sweeten up for National Honey Week

    Love honey? You’re not alone. The good news is that it's also really good for you! Honey is a highly complex food source and when taken regularly as part of...

  • Branflake breakfast pancakes

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 150g/5oz self-raising flour 1 medium egg 2 tbsp clear honey 150ml/¼pt semi-skimmed milk 25g/1oz sultanas 50g/2oz bran flakes Oil, for frying Honey and fresh fruit, to serve...

  • Runny honey

    If, like Winnie the Pooh, you love a slathering of honey on your buttered toast, but unlike Pooh don’t have it every day you might have noticed the honey can...

  • Banana, honey and ginger smoothie

    Serves 2 INGREDIENTS Small knob of fresh ginger, peeled, or ground ginger to taste 2 tbsp runny honey 4 tbsp probiotic/live yoghurt 1 medium, ripe banana Juice of 4 oranges...

  • Lentil and baked ricotta salad

    Ingredients (serves 2 as a light salad) 75g lentils 200g ricotta 4 tomatoes 1/2 a red onion A handful basil A handful mint half a small packet of cress For...

  • Honey and thyme roasted carrots

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 450g/1lb carrots, washed and trimmed 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp runny honey 2 tbsp lemon juice salt and freshly ground black pepper a few fresh thyme...

  • Drop scones with smoked bacon and honey drizzle

    Ingredients (Serves 4) (makes 12-15 scones, depending on size) 100g/4oz self-raising flour Pinch of salt 1 egg, separated 150ml/¼pt milk 25g/1oz butter, melted 12 rashers smoked streaky bacon Runny honey...
  • Pear, raspberry and honey buns

    Ingredients (Makes 10 large or 15 small cakes) 100g/4oz butter, softened 75g/3oz caster sugar 2 eggs, beaten 150g/5oz self-raising flour, sifted 25g/1oz runny honey 2 small firm pears, peeled, cored...
  • Catherine really is a fruity beauty

    Despite having makeup artists and expensive hairdressers at her disposal, Catherine Zeta-Jones seems to rely on good old-fashioned natural ingredients to keep herself looking tip-top. In a recent interview, the...
  • Wellbeing: Sweet cure for hangovers

    If your you could do with something to deal with the after-affects of partying, treat yourself to a plate of toast and honey, recommends the Royal Society of Chemistry. Honey...