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A scrumptious four-ingredient Nutella Christmas tree with puff pastry, a Nutella centre, and a snowy dusting of sugar.
Say hey to one of many best bakes you could probably make this Christmas season… my Nutella Christmas Tree! It’s solely 4 substances, and it’s at all times a showstopper on the festive desk.
So in a little bit of a shocker, that is my first new Nutella bake in over two years! I couldn’t fairly consider it once I realised, as a result of I simply adore Nutella?! Actually – how has it been two years?!
Christmas appeared the best time to carry again the chocolate hazelnut unfold goodness although and I’m totally in love. I like to stuff Nutella into no matter I can together with my Nutella stuffed cookies, Nutella ice cream, and even my Nutella rocky street.
I discover within the colder climate consuming one thing totally lined in a gooey chocolate unfold does make all the pieces higher, so right here you go.
So, as you’ll be able to see, we went for the Christmas tree form. I say it’s Christmas tree formed, it’s as near a tree form as I may handle and I’m really fairly pleased with it!
I discovered that making the form was far simpler utilizing two items of pastry, and it additionally supplied extra servings of the scrumptious Nutella Christmas tree, so it’s all good in my books.
It’s a must to be fairly assured with the pastry – and don’t do what I did, and make the right tree, after which have to maneuver it to your baking tray. Form the pastry ON THE TRAY!!!
I used shop-bought pastry as a result of I actually don’t need to trouble making it myself. Sure I do know, some individuals merely hate me for utilizing shop-bought substances, and I don’t know why. If the ingredient exists, it’s there for use.
The puff pastry creates an exquisite texture to the Nutella Christmas tree, which you wouldn’t get from different varieties of pastry. I feel shortcrust can be too crumbly and dry, in comparison with the sunshine buttery texture of puff.
Shaping the pastry is surprisingly straightforward although it seems to be fancy. You simply want to stay to a triangle form for the tree, minimize down firmly on the trunks of the tree, and twist.
It’s necessary to not minimize by way of the center stalk of the tree although as you want one thing secure for the pastry to stay to.
So, as you’re totally conscious by now, the filling is Nutella. I soften the Nutella barely earlier than utilizing it to verify it’s simpler to maneuver and unfold about tearing the pastry. I do that within the microwave, however in a pan on low warmth additionally works nicely.
In the event you don’t need to use Nutella although, you should utilize so many different flavours, and even mixtures! Biscoff, peanut butter, jam, no matter you need that’s spreadable! I’ve made this earlier than and swap the trunks of the tree between Nutella and Biscoff, and it’s been great.
Ideas & Concepts
You may make different shapes, similar to a snowflake. Comply with the identical concept, however as an alternative of creating triangles of pastry, you can also make circles, and minimize in the identical approach. Depart a small circle within the center to maintain all of it hooked up, and twist.
I exploit shop-bought pastry as I’ve stated – you should buy the sheets, or purchase the block and roll them out.
- 2 sheets of puff pastry
- 250 g nutella
- 1 egg (overwhelmed for glazing)
- 15 g icing sugar (for dusting)
Preheat the oven to 200ºc/180ºfan and line a big baking tray with parchment paper
Seize your two sheets of puff pastry and minimize off the corners to make lengthy triangles
(off cuts could make one thing else, or be frozen for an additional time)
Lay one triangle onto the lined baking tray
Unfold the nutella on high (could also be simpler to soften it first)
Add the second triangle of pastry on high
Lower branches on the tree by reducing by way of the sheets of pastry and nutella, in inch sized rows, from high to backside (have a look at the photographs for reference).
Be sure to depart an inch column down the center of the tree so it is nonetheless related.
Fastidiously twist every department a number of instances to create swirls within the pastry
As soon as swirled, brush the uncovered pastry with the overwhelmed egg
Bake within the oven for 20-25+ minutes, till golden. As soon as baked, mud with icing sugar.
- You are able to do the identical concept as a large snowflake. Lower two massive circles, and comply with the identical concept, however hold a circle within the center uncut
- That is greatest served recent
- As per the publish, filling might be no matter unfold you favor, or a mixture! Biscoff and nutella work wonders collectively.
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