I don't know about you but I do love a bit of festive baking at this time of year to get me into the Christmas spirit. So when the lovely people at Aldi got in contact recently and asked me to come up with a brand new festive recipe to share on my blog, I jumped at the chance. This rather yummy but super easy Brie and Cranberry Tear and Share Christmas Tree Bread is what I came up with and I must say it's very very good and also very moreish. I think I could polish off the lot given the chance.
The dough for this festive savoury tear and share bread is made in the breadmaker using Aldi's strong white bread flour, which takes a lot of the hard work and hassle out of making this recipe. If you don't have a breadmaker though, don't worry, just use this recipe (dough part only) and make it by hand instead.
Flavour combinations are endless but I wanted something quintessentially festive and you can't get much more so than brie and cranberry. Arranging the pinwheels into the shape of a Christmas tree gives it an extra Christmassy dimension and allows you to use it as a pretty centre piece on your Christmas table. A bowl of chestnut soup and you're away!
TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE TEAR AND SHARE BREAD:
- Meat eaters could add some chopped cooked bacon at the same time as the brie.
- Use leftover cheese from your Christmas cheeseboard. Stilton would be nice.
- Make this up in advance, freeze it then refresh in the oven for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with Chestnut Soup for a filling Christmas Eve lunch or Boxing Day supper
OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- Christmas Soda Bread from Fab Food 4 All
- Orange and Anise Snowflake Bread by Domestic Gothess
- Sweet and Spicy Christmas Tree Bread by Tales From The Kitchen Shed
BRIE AND CRANBERRY TEAR AND SHARE CHRISTMAS TREE BREAD
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Disclosure: I received Aldi shopping vouchers to buy the ingredients for this recipe. All thoughts are my own.