Christmas tree of puff pastry with pesto

Christmas tree of puff pastry with pesto

By Debbie; Jingle bells, jingle bells…. The wonderful time for Christmas is here again! It can never go fast enough for me, I love Christmas!

Cozy up the Christmas tree, lights on and I am already looking forward to the All you need is love Christmas special. Haha, a real Christmas fan so.

Christmas together

But of course it's not all about the decorations and Santa Claus. For me Christmas means: being together with the people you love and enjoying what you have extra. Even though Christmas is not always as romantic and perfect as in the movies (Oh yes, by the way, I was thinking yesterday that it's high time for Love Actually). A few baubles have already been destroyed because my children like to knock them out.

And figuring out what to make for Christmas that everyone will like is another challenge.

Oh well, I'll keep my spirits up and make two dishes if necessary. Because secretly that's why I think Christmas is too short. There are so many delicious dishes to prepare that 3 days is really not enough.

Anyway, we eat 2 th Christmas Day with the in-laws a fixed menu. Christmas Day my family comes to us and we all make an aisle. I'm doing the main course so I'm already thinking about that.

Luckily I try out all kinds of things for my blog and actually I eat delicious food every day, you can't stuff yourself completely in 3 days anyway?!

Christmas tree of puff pastry with pesto

I think most people who get together for Christmas start around 3 p.m. Then of course it is nice to have something to nibble on and often toast is a regular treat for us. This year I am also making these Christmas tree of puff pastry with pesto.

My boys love pesto and it's also a lot of fun to make this together. By the way, I don't put garlic through the pesto, which is a little less overpowering and thus more kid-friendly. You can also make it in advance and when visitors arrive, warm it up in the oven for a while.

What you need?

For 2 Christmas trees

  • 2 rolls of fresh puff pastry (Tante Fanny)
  • 1 plant of basil
  • 50 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 30 grams of pine nuts
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 beaten egg

How to proceed?

  1. Toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan.
  2. Put the basil with the Parmesan cheese, the pine nuts in a tall measuring cup and puree with the hand blender
  3. Slowly pour in the olive oil until it reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees CelsiusRecipe; Christmas tree of puff pastry with pesto
  6. Roll out the sheets of puff pastry and place on a cutting board.
  7. Cut a Christmas tree from a sheet of puff pastry.
  8. Place this with baking paper and all on the other sheet of puff pastry and press the outline through with a knife. Separate the layers and cut the other also in the shape of a Christmas tree.
  9. Now brush a Christmas tree all over with pesto.
  10. Put the other Christmas tree on top and press the edges well.
  11. Cut branches and roll them up from bottom to top. Press the edges well again.Recipe; Christmas tree of puff pastry with pesto
  12. Brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. You can serve hot or cold, both are delicious!

Recipe; Christmas tree of puff pastry with pesto

Have you figured out what will be on the table during the holidays?

This article was written by Debbie Bodewes. You can find more from Debbie on her blog Deb's Bakery & Kitchen.followfollow

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