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...

Rhubarb, rasberry and honey compote topped with crunchy pecans

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 125g/4½oz whole shelled pecan nuts 5 tbsp runny honey 500g/1lb 2oz rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm/1in pieces 125g/4½oz raspberries, rinsed MethodHeat a dry frying pan, add...

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...

Peppered mackerel and watercress salad with orange

Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 large oranges 1 x 225g pack smoked mackerel fillets with peppercorns 2 heads chicory, trimmed 1 x 85g bag ready-prepared watercress 1 tbsp olive oil 2...

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...



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