O Christmas Tree... I want to EAT your lovely branches!

I have a Christmas recipe that is so beyond easy, and deliciously scrumptious! It is the perfect crowd pleaser that takes 15 minutes, and only four ingredients!

CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS TREE 

INGREDIENTS

  • A good quality puff pastry
  • A chocolate spread of your choice, I prefer Macabella. 
  • 1 egg
  • Coconut oil to grease a tray or a cookie mat, I prefer the ones from House. 

METHOD

Preheat oven to 175 C.

Grease a flat tray with coconut oil, or line with baking paper. I prefer to use a cookie mat.

Remove the backing from sheets of puff pastry, place one on top of another. With a knife trace a shape of basic tree, including stump. Press hard enough so that it comes through lightly on bottom layer. If this method doesn't work for you- place them side by side and use a cut out (trace a piece of paper even). 

Place top layer to the side. Take a teaspoon of chocolate spread and distribute evenly throughout your tree shape. Use as much chocolate spread as desired. Place top layer on top, cut out tree shape completely, keep the discarded pieces (to make your star). Move tree onto your tray.

Lightly trace a tree trunk down the middle, score the branches- push all the way through. Leave a space at the top for your star. 

One at a time twist your branches away from you, you should be able to get two twists out of bottom branches, only one on the smaller pieces. 

Cut out star shape and place at the top. Beat an egg lightly and brush over the whole tree. Place in oven for 10-12 minutes, depending on oven. Check on the tree, when risen and golden brown it is ready. 

The longer you leave the tree to cool, the crispier it will become. Mine didn't last three minutes. I guess I'll have to make another! I'm going to try a savoury version with basil, tomato and parmesan! 

Love, LOVE, love!

LB.