I was minding my own business having a wee Instagram scroll when I spotted my sister had made a churro Christmas tree, I messaged her immediately and demanded the recipe which turned out to be super simple.
This is one of those recipes that looks impressive but in actual fact absolutely anyone could chuck it together so perfect for last minute get togethers.
- Ready rolled puff pastry (I use Jus Rol but use any vegan friendly brand)
- Chocolate spread – see below
Before I start, let’s talk chocolate spread… most are not vegan friendly sadly but I know some really tasty options.
Sweet Freedom Choc Pot: this pot of joy can be found in lots of supermarkets and Holland & Barrett. We love this stuff as it’s nut free so Mr.Johnson can tuck in too.
Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: okay at £6 a tub it might not become your go to for toast but for an occasion recipe like this you might want to treat yourself.
Vego hazelnut chocolate spread: vegans across the land seriously lost their shit when this spread launched earlier this year.
Biscoff spread: A delicious alternative to chocolate spreads and another nut free option. It’s made from Biscoff caramelised biscuits with a choice of smooth or crunchy.
Now onto the “recipe”…
Trim two Christmas tree shapes complete with trunk at the bottom using pastry.
Spread chocolate or Biscoff spread over one tree leaving small gap at edges then gently top with second tree.
Twist branches by slicing into the tree.
Use excess pastry to make star to top pastry.
Brush with a little plant based milk before sprinkling with sugar and cinnamon to taste.
Bake for around twenty minutes until pastry has puffed and cooked.
This was my first attempt and clearly too gentle with my twists on one side but still delicious.
If you try this recipe please let me know in comments below or by tagging me on Instagram, I’d love to share your variation on my stories.
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Big Christmas Hugs,