Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Honey, Honey, Honey!!

It is now the height of Summer, our lovely bees are now making honey and the Midsummer full moon is known as the 'Honey Moon'.  Honey is wonderful for the skin as it's a natural humectant, meaning that it attracts and holds in moisture.

To celebrate this time of year, I have made a Somerset Honey soap, using SLS-free glycerine soap base, beautiful golden mica and pure honey from local Kingsbury Episcopi bees.

Available now in my Folksy Shop!

A Honey Cake is a perfect way to celebrate Midsummer, or to give as a gift. Make it with locally produced honey if you can. (Recipe from


225 gms Butter
250 gms Honey
100 gms Dark Muscovado Sugar
3 Eggs, beaten
300 gms Self-Raising Flour

Cut the butter into pieces and heat slowly, adding the honey and the sugar. When fully melted, turn up the heart and boil the mixture for one minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Add the beaten eggs to the cooled honey mixture. Sift the flour into a large bowl and beat the liquid honey mixture into it until you have a smooth batter.

Pour the mixture into a round lined sponge tin and bake in a preheated oven at 160C for about 50 mins - or until the cake is well-risen and springs back to the touch.

Cool on a rack and glaze with a few tablespoons of warm honey.


  1. wow your honey soap is fab!

  2. Love the soap and that recipe sounds great.
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  3. WOW - looks incredible! might just give that a go!


  4. Beautiful! Love the gold mica, and honey is sooo nice in soap!