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

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. 


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.

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.

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

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

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

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