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Fruit And Nut Christmas Trees

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 60

Ingredients

Serves 5

  • Christmas tree preparation : Whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cups

  • Semolina 1/4 cups

  • Milk powder 1/4 cups

  • Instant yeast 3/4 tsp

  • Sugar 2 tbsp

  • Salt 1 tsp

  • Olive oil 2 tbsp

  • Warm milk and water (1:1) 1 cups

  • Filling : salted caramel 2 tbsp

  • Roughly chopped mixed fruits and nuts 1 cups

  • Desiccated coconut 1/4 cups

  • Nutmeg powder 1/4 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Dough preparation In a deep bowl take the wheat flour, semolina, milk powder, sugar and yeast. To this slowly add the water-milk solution and mix to form a soft dough. Finally add salt and a tablespoon of oil to the dough.

  • 02

    Transfer the dough to a floured surface and start kneading by stretching and pulling. Add rest of the oil while kneading.

  • 03

    Knead for about 12-15 minutes till the dough bounces back.

  • 04

    Keep the dough in a well oiled deep bowl and cling wrap it. Keep it aside for the first proofing.

  • 05

    Once it doubles in size take the dough on the counter, punch out all the air.

  • 06

    For the fillingTake mixed dried fruits, desiccated coconut, nutmeg powder and salted caramel in a bowl. Mix them well. 

  • 07

    Rolling and shaping the Christmas treesThe recipe makes 10 medium sized Christmas trees. Divide the dough into 2 portions. Roll the dough with a rolling pin. You need to make two types of triangles with a cookie cutter, one full triangle and the other triangle with stem. 

  • 08

    Place the filling on the triangle with stem and cover with the triangle. Press the edges with a fork to seal and make slashes on the surface for the Christmas tree like appearance.

  • 09

    In the same way prepare all the Christmas trees. Place on a baking tray and over with damp cloth for the second rise. 

  • 10

    Baking Brush with milk and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

  • 11

    Take it out before 5 minutes, brush it with milk and bake again for a lovely brown crust.Take the Christmas trees out of the oven and rub some butter.

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