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Best ever honey recipes

Try one of our 10 favourite sweet and fragrant honey recipe. Go for the sticky honey cakes for a low-cal treat, or choose Greek loukoumades donuts for indulgence

Try one of our honey recipes to add a floral, fragrant note to your bakes. Our honey cake recipes are easy to make, including small sticky honey cakes and a show stopping quince and honey cake. Our other ideas for cooking with honey including pancakes with whipped honey, breakfast rhubarb with honey, and handy little granola clusters to eat on the go.  

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Quince and honey cake

Quince and honey is a great autumnal flavour combination. Try them together in this recipe for an easy quince and honey cake that looks really impressive.


Fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter

These fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter are perfect for a special breakfast treat. If you haven’t tried whipping butter try this. It makes it light and airy and allows you to incorporate subtle sweet or savoury flavours.


Sage, honey and roasted red pepper cornbread

This vegetarian cornbread with sage, honey and roasted red pepper is super moist and easy to make. Drizzle with honey and serve with a little grated parmesan, this recipe is a great afternoon treat.

Sage, Honey & Roasted Red Pepper Cornbread Recipe

 Breakfast rhubarb

Yoghurt or porridge served with poached fresh fruit makes a great healthy start to the day. Try poaching rhubarb in honey and orange for a quick breakfast topper.


 Double honey ice cream

Honey, honey! The best ice cream made with a simple-to-follow custard-based recipe. Quickly stir broken honeycomb through it to serve. So easy, so good.


Apero’s saffron panna cotta with blood orange and honey financier tuiles

A show-stopping dessert with a Middle-Eastern twist, from pastry chef Ji-Sun Shin, a former Nobu sous chef. You can read more about her at the foot of this recipe.


Sticky honey cakes 

This recipe for sticky honey cakes is really easy to make and they look great. The combination of honey, lemon and ginger works really well together and they’re surprisingly low-cal.

Sticky Honey Cakes Recipe

Maple honeycomb ice cream

Making this delicious maple honeycomb ice cream is easier than you may think with step-by-step help from the olive test kitchen. It’s guaranteed to be a new family favourite any time of year.


Loukoumades (Greek donuts)

One of the pleasures of a Greek holiday comes in those moments after dark (and after dinner) when everyone moves to the tables in a local square to drink coffee and eat plates of tiny cinnamon-scented doughnuts. Whether your preference is for the sugar-dusted variety or those soaked in honey, try making them at home for a crowd-pleasing dessert with a difference.


Granola clusters with yogurt drizzle

Check out this recipe for our super-quick and easy granola clusters. These make for a great mid-morning or energy-boosting snack.

Healthy Granola Bites
Healthy Granola Bites

Baked ricotta with honey and thyme dressing

Baked ricotta is so simple to make at home. Once cooked, drizzle with thyme-infused honey and let everyone dig in. This sharing platter needs just crisp breads on the side

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Baked Ricotta Recipe With Honey and Thyme Dressing

Sly’s honey mule

This good-looking rum-based cocktail created by Julien Gualdoni would cause a stir at any drinks party. It combines sharpness from the limes, sweetness from the honey and a floral hit from the elderflower

Sly’s Honey Mule Recipe