Anthony’s Frugal Cookbook is now available to buy on the Amazon Kindle. It only costs £0.86p for the UK version and $1.41 for the US version so get yours now.

Inside the book are 88 easy to make delicious recipes. Recipes like apple pie, semla bun, Lucia cakes and pork with homegrown herbs and potatoes are inside plus much more.

Have you always wanted to make bread like your mum used to make? I have that covered to with some great tasting recipes that will have you and the family drooling.

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With times being hard like they are now, going back to basics in the kitchen and making your own meals will become a must for hard pressed families. My latest cookbook gives you a head start with easy to make, delicious tasting recipes you and the family will love. Can’t be bad can it? Click below NOW and get it for the Kindle.

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Milk Chocolate Tart

Rich, creamy and chocolaty, that’s how you can explain how this lovely tart tastes. If you use a good quality chocolate then this chocolate tart will be so scrumptious everyone will be begging you for the recipe. Another great way of using that homemade shortcrust pastry you have just made!

Ingredients
Base

  • 300g white flour
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 150g butter cut into cubes
  • 1 egg

Filling

  • 300g milk chocolate. Either Galaxy of Dairy Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 50g sugar

Method

Base

  1. Mix the flour and sugar together in a mixing bowl then add the egg and butter, mixing until mixed together.
  2. Put the dough inside a freezer bag or clingfilm then leave to settle in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Take the dough and roll it out so it fits inside a large quiche or tart tin.
  4. Add baking beans to the base.
  5. Pre-bake the tart base in the oven on 200C or gas mark 6 for 10 minutes then remove. Remove the baking beans and cook for another 5 minutes before removing and allowing to cool.

Filling

  1. Melt chocolate over boiling water until soft and melted. Don’t overdo this step as the chocolate will go lumpy.
  2. Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and sugar together then add the melted chocolate slowly to the mixture whisking as you pour the chocolate into the mix.
  3. Pour the mixture onto the pre-baked tart and spread evenly over the base.
  4. Allow the chocolate to cool and set in the fridge for about 2 hours

Serve with either whipped cream, ice cream or on it’s own for a rich and tasty chocolate taste.

Everyone loves apple pie, if you don’t then I will eat it as I love it, providing there’s no cinnamon in it!

What will make this pie taste even more delicious is to use your own, homegrown apples picked fresh from your own trees. I am beginning to slaver just thinking about that.

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 400g plain flour
  • 200g butter or 100g butter and 100g lard
  • 4 tbsp. ice cold water

Filling

  • 1.5-2.0kg apples preferably Bramley. Peeled, de-cored and cut into slices

    Use whatever apples you have grown

  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp. water

Ingredients Shortcrust Pastry

  • 400g Plain flour
  • 100g Lard at room temperature
  • 100g Butter at room temperature
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 4tbsp. Ice cold water

Method Shortcrust Pastry

  1. Sieve the salt and flour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut the lard and butter into small manageable pieces and add to the flour in the bowl.
  3. With a round edged knife (butter knife is good for this) mix the ingredients together until they are fairly mixed together. Then with your fingertips lightly rub the ingredients together until they resemble breadcrumbs.
  4. Sprinkle 1tbsp. of cold water over the ingredients and rub in.
  5. Repeat until you have used the water then with the knife bring the ingredients together to make a dough. You want the dough that’s not to sticky or dry so you may have to add or reduce the water you use.
  6. Finally with your fingertips once more, bring the dough together to form a smooth dough. Add cold water if needed as you bring the dough together.
  7. Put the dough in a plastic bag or Clingfilm and leave to rest for 30 minutes in the fridge. This is important as it gives the dough time to get more elastic, making it easier to roll out.
  8. After 30 minutes roll out to the desired size on a floured surface.

Method Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C or gas Mark 5.
  2. Put the apples and sugar into a large mixing bowl and mix together.
  3. Get a large pie tin or ovenproof plate and grease.
  4. Take the dough out of the fridge and cut in half. Roll one half out on a floured surface. You want the pastry to be slightly bigger than the tin or

    Rolling out the shortcrust pastry

    plate.

  5. Gently put the pastry on the tin pressing down into all the nooks and crannies. Trim away the edges and brush the edge with milk.
  6. Take the apples and spread them all over the base leaving about 2cm’s free at the edge so you can seal the pie.
  7. Roll out the 2nd half of pastry. Again you want the pastry to be slightly bigger than the plate.
  8. Carefully put the pastry over a plate

    Place the lid over the apples and press it down at the edges making a seal. Trim away the edges then with your fingers finish it off by crimping the edges all way round sealing the apples in.

  9. Make 3 slits on top of the lid so steam can escape. Brush the finished pie with milk then put in the oven.

    With a knife, carefully remove any excess pastry

    Ready for the oven

  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the pastry is a golden colour. Remove and leave to cool before serving with ice cream, custard or cream.

 

 

 

 

 

I think I have mentioned this before but I am going to say it again, I love to cook! I have started to add some recipes on here PLUS on my environmental blog, Sensible Living. I have just added a really good recipe for Chicken cooked with fresh vegetables taken from your garden. Go over and look and if you do try it let me know how it turned out.

I love cooking and trying new recipes so here’s one I have tried recently.

Hot Tomatoes with Cheese

Here’s a simple recipe using tomatoes and basil from the garden. It’s a perfect recipe for a starter dish when one is having a dinner party, or for a simple afternoon snack. What a wonderful way in which to use your tomatoes and basil.

Ingredients

  1. 6 tomatoes from the garden
  2. Thin slices of a strong cheese or goats cheese
  3. Olive oil
  4. Basil leaves from the garden
  5. Ground black pepper

Method

  1. Take the tomatoes and slice in half.
  2. Grill for a couple of minutes then remove and place a slice of cheese on each half.
  3. Top with ground pepper and put back under the grill for another couple of minutes.
  4. Remove and sprinkle with olive oil then place basil leaves on top before serving piping hot.

If you try this let me know how you went on.

If you are looking for hints and tips about environmental issues then why not take a trip to my other blog here.

It’s a new blog which I hope will concentrate on many issues including recycling, alternative products for things like gardening and everyday use plus anything else I can think of, including cooking and recipes for which I have a few.

I love this beautiful planet and want to do my small part in making it stay that way.

Why not hop along and have a gander and please participate. Everyone’s welcome.

Sensible Living.

Easter Book On Sale – Wayne Anthony.

My book entitled “The Easter Book” has gone on sale, you can get it here.

For a limited time the book is now selling for $8.00 instead of the normal price of $11.99 so grab it while it’s going cheap!

Why am I doing this? Well I want as many people as possible to read my book The Easter Book and one way is to reduce the book price further still.

Heres a snippet:

Easter in Sweden

Foods, Traditions and Witches!

In Sweden they celebrate Easter but not really to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, instead Easter is all about twigs, feathers, egg hunts, fish and witches!

Traditionally Easter in Sweden lasts from the Thursday until the Monday or Easter Monday as is commonly called. They celebrate like they do at Christmas although they don’t dress up a tree. Instead they get birch twigs and decorate them with multi coloured feathers and brightly painted eggs which they have boiled first. But in ages gone by they celebrated with other traditions too.

Every chapter is meticulously researched and written and highlights some interesting facts about Easter, and the recipes are second to none!

  1. Chapters include “Why We Eat Lamb” which tells you how the idea of eating lamb for Easter came into being.
  2. Or why we have the German’s to thank for some of today’s popular traditions.
  3. What’s the connection between the Swedish, witches and birch twigs!!
The Easter Book is only $8

An alternative Easter book

Each chapter is written concisely and nothing has been left out, see for yourself get the book now!!

A truly fascinating read from beginning to end. But don’t take my word for it. I have sold pre-releases of this fine e-book and this is what people have said:

A really good read and worth buying if it’s only for the recipes!
Serge via Facebook

I never knew they ate such lovely food in Sweden. Thanks for the pre-release now I can’t wait to read more of your books.
Rachel Thomas via email

I never knew that about lamb, now I can tell my kids when we eat it for dinner on Easter Sunday! I can’t wait to try the Easter cake recipe.
Katy B via email

Heres a snippet:

Easter in Germany

A country of many different traditions and cultures, Germany celebrates Easter in the same way most Christian countries do and that includes eating lamb, something the Germans don’t eat until Easter. They also have a big way with other special foods, cakes and eggs. And talking of eggs, did you know that the Easter bunny came from the Germans?

But what other traditions do the Germans have today and are any of them from days gone by?

Grab the book now while I am selling it at the reduced price of $11.99 $8.00!