Christmas tree made of puff pastry

Tasty Christmas tree made of puff pastry and filled with a tasty filling of spinach, almonds and parmesan cheese. A nice dish for a visitor that is quickly ready.

Ingredients:

  • 1 puff pastry
  • 6 tbsp thawed frozen spinach
  • 4 tbsp ground almonds
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan + 1 tbsp for sprinkling
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt, black pepper
  • egg yolk for spreading

Preparing:

  • Roll out the puff pastry and divide it in the middle into 2 equal parts.
  • Put the thawed spinach in a sieve to drain off the excess liquid and then put it in a bowl with the ground almonds and parmesan cheese, mix.
  • Add 2 crushed garlic cloves and season the mixture with salt (salt carefully as parmesan is already a salty kind of cheese) and black pepper.
  • Then spread the spinach mixture on one part of the dough and cover it with the other part of the dough.
  • Cut off the corners of the dough to form a triangle at the top and cut out the bottom part to form a tree trunk. Afterwards cut the ‘halves’ horizontally, but cut them only 2/3 of the way through to keep the tree trunk intact.
  • Transfer the dough to a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Twist each part of tree as pn the picture afterwards.
  • Brush the prepared tree with the egg yolk and sprinkle the trunk with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 200C approx. 20 minutes until golden.

See also a video to this recipe – https://youtu.be/h3MhsS99YV0

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