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Puff pastry Christmas tree

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Make an impression during your Christmas dinner with this puff pastry Christmas tree with fresh basil pesto. This puff pastry tree not only surprises the taste buds, but also increases the festive atmosphere at the table! Follow the simple recipe below and surprise your guests!

What do you need for the pesto:

  • 25 grams of fresh Basil

  • 50 grams of Parmesan cheese

  • 10 grams of pine nuts

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled

  • Olive oil
     

Mix all ingredients together with a mortar or a food chopper. You determine the thickness of the pesto with the olive oil. The pesto will soon be spread on the puff pastry, it is important that it is a smooth, thin substance.

What do you need for the puff pastry tree:

  • 2 rolls of fresh puff pastry

  • 1 egg

  • Grated cheese
     

Preheat the oven to 200 °C degrees. Take 1 roll of puff pastry and unroll it on the baking tray. Spread the freshly made pesto on the puff pastry. Unroll the second roll of puff pastry onto the smeared pesto. Cut away the 2 long corners with a pizza cutter and make a trunk at the bottom. Cut strips from the sides towards the center. Turn these strips over in a spiral. You can make a star from the cut away puff pastry, which you can use as the Christmas tree peak. Brush the tree with the egg and sprinkle a handful of grated cheese over the tree. Bake the tree in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!

Tip: store the tree in the refrigerator for a maximum of 1 day. It can be served cold or hot!

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