Friday, October 14, 2011

Honey Chocolate Pie from The Pooh Cook Book: Dessert Day & Month

October is Dessert Month and today is National Desserts Day. Two Food Holidays in One! To celebrate I chose a Chocolate Recipe from my "Tie-in" Cookbook Collection. This one is 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."



Gloria Baker said...

I love Winnie the Pooh and this look delicious!!!! gloria

~~louise~~ said...

I have that book and I LOVE that Pie!!!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Oh! We had this at home when I was little. It has a recipe for Cottleston Pie in it, doesn't it?

Janet Rudolph said...

Yes, it does. Yum!

24h Pflege said...

WoW! that looks great.