Nutella Christmas Tree (Pastry) Tutorial
Learn how to make this Pinterest inspired Nutella Christmas Tree Pastry. Great to bring to Christmas parties or tare and share with friends! For more festive crafts and recipes, hit subscribe.
What you need:
1 (500g) packet ready to roll puff pastry -OR- 2 sheets of ready rolled puff pastry
4-5 Tbs Nutella hazelnut spread [at room temperature]
1 egg [lightly beaten]
2 Tbs Icing Sugar
1.Preheat the oven to 190°C / Gas 5 / 375°F
2.Cut the block of pastry in half, then roll out two sheets 28x33cm (11x13 in) on a lightly floured surface. Try to make sure that the sheets are about the same size. Lay the first sheet out on the prepared baking tray.
3.Very gently, score a rough shape of a Christmas tree (triangle) with a knife, just so that when you spread the chocolate you have a guide for where the tree will be.
4.With the back of a spoon, spread the Nutella thinly in the drawn area.
5.Next, place your other sheet of Puff Pastry over your chocolate tree shape.
6.After you've created a 'sandwich' with your pastry sheets you will need to cut out your Christmas tree shape. Your pastry should be thin enough to see where you put your chocolate. If it's not, just cut where you think the shape should be. Tip : I pressed the blade into the pastry rather than sliced so that I did not tear the pastry.
7.Once done, remove the excess edges.
8.Pressing the knife blade rather than slicing, begin cutting the pastry to form the branches, getting narrower the further up they go.
9.Then, beginning at the base, twist the pastry away from you to create the branches. Try to get in two turns on the lower branches. At the top of the tree you may only get a single twist in the top branches.
10.Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until risen and golden brown. Optional : For added decoration, sprinkle some icing sugar or coconut flakes over your Christmas tree to create snow. Enjoy!