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Tear-and-share spiced chocolate Christmas tree recipe

Tear-and-share spiced chocolate Christmas tree recipe

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Tear your way through this sweet and spicy Christmas bake with abandon. It's the perfect rich and luxurious dessert for the holiday season and a fitting way to end a feast See method

  • Serves 8
  • 15 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 256 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 25g salted butter, at room temperature
  • 25g Demerara or soft light brown sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 320g pack Tesco Finest ready rolled puff pastry
  • 50g zesty orange dark chocolate, finely chopped

For the decoration

  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp white chocolate stars (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1065kj
    256kcal
    13%
  • Fat

    18g 25%
  • Saturates

    10g 50%
  • Sugars

    7g 7%
  • Salt

    0.3g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 20.2g Protein 4.1g Fibre 1.7g

Method

  1. Mix the butter, sugar, orange zest and mixed spice in a small bowl. Unroll the pastry and evenly spread with the spiced butter, leaving a 1cm strip along one long edge. Sprinkle over the chopped chocolate and gently press onto the butter to stick. 
  2. Brush the uncovered strip with a little water then, starting at the opposite side, gently roll up the pastry into a long spiral, pressing gently to seal the pastry at the end. Slice into 19 x 1cm pieces with a serrated knife, arrange on a lined baking sheet and freeze solid, then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. 
  3. To serve, arrange the pastries on a large, lined baking tray in a Christmas tree shape, seam sides inward, leaving a 1cm gap between the swirls. Defrost at room temperature for 1-2 hrs. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200℃, 180℃ fan. Bake for 18-20 mins until puffed and golden, turning the tray halfway through. Set aside to cool for a few mins. 
  4. Meanwhile, sieve the icing sugar into a small bowl, add 1 tsp water and beat until smooth. If it’s not thin enough to drizzle, add water a drop at a time. Drizzle over the pastries, then scatter with the silver balls and white chocolate stars, if you like. 
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