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Brie and Cranberry Tear & Share Christmas Tree Bread

Festive Brie and Cranberry Pinwheel Christmas Tree

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!

Festive Brie and Cranberry Pinwheel Christmas Tree

TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE TEAR AND SHARE BREAD:

  1. Meat eaters could add some chopped cooked bacon at the same time as the brie.
  2. Use leftover cheese from your Christmas cheeseboard. Stilton would be nice.
  3. Make this up in advance, freeze it then refresh in the oven for 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve with Chestnut Soup for a filling Christmas Eve lunch or Boxing Day supper

OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

  1. Christmas Soda Bread from Fab Food 4 All
  2. Orange and Anise Snowflake Bread by Domestic Gothess
  3. Sweet and Spicy Christmas Tree Bread by Tales From The Kitchen Shed
Brie and Cranberry Tear and Share Christmas Tree Bread

BRIE AND CRANBERRY TEAR AND SHARE CHRISTMAS TREE BREAD




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Brie and Cranberry Tear and Share Christmas Tree Bread
Brie and Cranberry Tear and Share Christmas Tree Bread
A festive tear and share Brie, Cranberry and Thyme Pinwheel Christmas Tree Bread, perfect with soup.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 TSP Dried Yeast
  • 550g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 2 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 310ml Water
  • 150g Brie
  • 4 TBSP Cranberry Sauce
  • 25g Parmesan, grated
  • 2 Sprigs of Thyme, leaves only
Instructions
Step 1: Put the yeast, flour, salt, sugar, oil and water in your breadmaker and put it on a tear and share bread dough function. On my Panasonic it's program 16. Alternatively if you don't have a breadmaker use the recipe in the link I give above.Step 2: Once the dough has been made, roll it out to about 46 x 26cm on a floured surface.Step 3: Spread the cranberry sauce over the rolled out dough then cut thin slices of the brie and lay them across the dough. Sprinkle over the thyme and Parmesan.Step 4: Roll the dough up like a swiss roll then cut into 3cm slices. Lay the slices into a Christmas Tree formation on a baking tray lined with baking paper and leave to prove for a further 30 minutes.Step 5; Pre-heat the oven to 220°c/200°c Fan.Step 6: Bake for about 12-15 minutes. Serve warm with soup or let the bread cool then freeze for use at a later date.

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Disclosure: I received Aldi shopping vouchers to buy the ingredients for this recipe. All thoughts are my own.

Comments

  1. I love the combination of brie and cranberry, I'm eating lots of festive paninis with those two in at the moment, but what you've done with them is so much more creative. It would make a great centrepiece at a party.

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