Cannot believe that Christmas is already here! Today we are going to make a yummy Churro Christmas Tree which we will be sharing at the stroke of midnight. If you would like to make your own, please check out Karina’s website which thoroughly goes over how to make the recipe and the prep time. Now lets get into our review!
- 2 sheets puff pastry, semi-frozen
- 2 tablespoons of Nutella
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of melted unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
Cut out both puff pastry sheets in the shape of a Christmas tree. Evenly spread Nutella on one sheet of pastry. Place the other cut out sheet of puff pastry on top.
Transfer to baking sheet. Cut slits on both sides spacing them about 1-inch apart (or about 2 cm), leaving the centre intact.
Twist each strip of pastry twice, pressing the ends into the baking sheet. Cut out two star shapes with the leftover pastry, spread one with Nutella and place the other on top like a sandwich. Place the star on the top of the tree.
Brush pastry with egg yolk mixed with a little water. Bake for 20 minutes at 400°F (200°C) until golden.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Lightly brush pastry with the melted butter (you may not use it all), and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Here we cut two puff pasty sheets into a triangle, which serves as the outline of our yummy tree. Next, we picked one puffy pastry sheet and spread a generous amount of Nutella on top (note: I know it is tempting to eat all of that Nutella, but be patient, the best is yet to come). Next we place the other puff sheet on top and start making cuts on the side AKA the churro tree branches.
After all of the cuts has been made, you will need to twist the sides which will look beautiful once you make the first few twists. Make sure to do this on both sides!
The Glaze and Pre-Oven Look
The last part that needs to be completed before the egg wash includes the star. Unfortunately we did not have a cut out star, so we used a nice flower shape instead.
When all of the pieces have been assembled, the last part that needed to be perform prior to placing our yummy dessert in the oven was the egg wash. If you have a brush, we highly recommend using one, if not, we recommend using a small napkin. Once you are done, into the oven it goes!
Now it’s time to eat!
This is how our tree looked like right after it came out of the oven. One thing we notices was that our puff pastry was a bit overcooked, so we recommend having it in the oven for 20 minutes.
The last step prior to devouring was adding cinnamon and powdered sugar to decorate our tree. Once we were done, it looked like an amazing christmas wonderland.
Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have an amazing holiday season!
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