Handpicked ‘Hunny’-based recipes!

As a part of the Sherman Brothers’ Classic Family Film Season we, the Storyhouse Young Programmers, have handpicked some of our favourite ‘hunny’-based recipes to celebrate screening The Many Adventure of Winnie the Pooh!

From sweet treats to savoury favourites, we hope you find a recipe or two to enjoy with your family.

A taste of home…

Here are a couple of recipes we grew up with.

Lemon, Honey and Ginger Tea 


  • Cube of lemon 
  • Cube of ginger
  • Scoop of honey
  • Hot water 


  1. Cut ginger into fine pieces – to be moulded into an ice cube tray.
  2. Then juice some lemons and add the juice to an ice cube mould also.
  3. After the ice cubes are frozen take one of each (or more to your taste preference).
  4. Boil some water and add to an empty mug, then add your honey to the hot water to help it dissolve.
  5. Grab your ice cubes and add them to the hot water and honey mixture and enjoy! 

(a contribution by one of the Young Programmers)


Jewish Honey Cake 


  • 375 ml hot tap water

    Dry Mixture:
  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 225 grams self-raising flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

    Wet Mixture: 
  • 4 eggs
  • 345 grams caster sugar 
  • 180 ml vegetable oil 
  • 500 grams honey 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. You will need a 27 cm ring cake tin. Use tin without a removable base so that the mixture doesn’t leak. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C or gas mark 4 and grease the tin very well.
  3. Sift the dry mixture ingredients into a bowl.
  4. In a separate large bowl, mix the wet ingredients together well.
  5. Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture, switching with the 1 ½ cups of hot tap water.
  6. Pour into the cake tin. Bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool before turning out of the tin.

(a contribution by one of the Young Programmers)


Foraging in the woods…

Take a look at five of our favourite findings.

Pooh’s Honey Snacks

(by Kelly from Kelly’s Classroom Online)

Honey Glazed Halloumi

(by Ayeh Manfre from Cooking With Ayeh)

Honey and Lemon Chicken

(by BBC Good Food Team)

Honey Crunch Granola

(by BBC Good Food Team)

Salted Maple Honey Caramels

(by Anna from ‘Salt In My Coffee’)



The Sherman Brothers’ season runs from 20-27 August.

Tickets are £4 each or just £3.60 for Storyhouse Members.