Thursday, January 22, 2015

Honey Chocolate Pie from The Pooh Cook Book

Tomorrow is Pie Day, so I thought I'd get a jump on the holiday and post this recipe for Honey Chocolate Pie from The Pooh Cook Book by Virginia H. Ellison, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard (1969: Dell Publishing). This Cook Book (yes, two words) is inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne.

One of my favorite stuffed animals as a child was Tigger, and I have always been a big honey fan, probably because of the Winnie the Pooh stories. I have honey every day, and perhaps Winnie had allergies, too, and needed his "Hunny."

From the Introduction to The Pooh Cook Book:

As a cook you should know that honey is almost twice as sweet as sugar, and yet when you eat it, it doesn't make you want to go on eating sweets. Honey is also healthful, and very good for active people. When used in cooking it keeps food moist and adds a flavor all its won, as you will see when you've made some of the dishes in The Pooh Cook Book. Clover honey is the best all-purpose honey but there are as many flavors, or kinds of honey as there are blossoms on flowers and bushes and trees."



~~louise~~ said...

I Love this book, Janet!!! I've been wanting to make that Honey Chocolate Pie forever! Who knows, maybe tomorrow for National Pie Day!!!

Thank you so much for sharing, Janet...Did you want to link this post up to Cookbook Wednesday? We'd love to have it:)

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Louise, and I always want to link up...just can't figure out how to do feel free..

~~louise~~ said...

Sorry Janet, I was out all day. You're all linked up now. Happy Pie Day!!!

Marjie said...

My children loved Winnie the Pooh. Actually, I loved the books, too, and we have several in hardcover. I'd love to find this cookbook! I'm so glad Louise linked you up to her Cookbook Wednesday.

I made a "Hunny Cake" with "Hunny" frosting a couple of years back for Pooh's birthday, and I'm pretty sure it was really popular amongst the youngest of my clan because it was Pooh inspired. Your pie sounds wonderful.