I always liked big gatherings, especially if they were festive. Many voices, a lot of laughter, wine and definitely a lot of food. We will have such a gathering this Christmas after a long time. And from such a gathering can not miss a fluffy bun Christmas tree with herbs.
This Christmas tree is unlike any other. It is made of fluffy aromatic buns. While its branches are loaded with fresh herbs and grated cheese. It is proudly placed in the center of the table and all hands fall on it.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF THE RECIPE?
The ingredients of the recipe are few and of great quality. Let’s see the essentials:
- Hard flour No1 Agios Georgios Mills
- Dry yeast Agios Georgios Mills
- Salt & sugar
- Warm water & olive oil
- Egg wash
These buns are so delicious that they can be eaten plain. But since Christmas is just around the corner let’s decorate our tree with the following ingredients :
- Fresh parsley & mint
Finally, if you want you can serve them with a little fresh butter and a pinch of fleur de sel.
KEY POINTS OF THE RECIPE
During Christmas we usually prepare a lot of dishes and we have a lot on our minds. The bun Christmas recipe with herbs is very easy to follow. Let’s see its key points.
- Mix all the ingredients needed for the dough and let it rise until it doubles.
- Shape 22 equal balls and form the tree. First place 6 balls, then 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 on the top. Do not forget to put one more at its base, as a trunk. Ready for baking!
It is quite easy, right? And this thanks to the yeast from Agios Georgios Mills which does not need to be dissolved. You should just add it directly into the mixture without having to wait for it to activate. Less time for the recipe, more time for us.
In orders to help you I have prepared a recipe video.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE HARD FLOUR?
Hard flour is ideal for recipes like this. Recipes that require a lot of rising and therefore the dough needs to show great elasticity and resistance to stress. So no, if you want your tree to be a well-built then you should not substitute the hard flour with another one.
Bun Christmas tree with fresh herbs
- 500 gr hard flour No 1 Agios Georgios Mills
- 1 dry yeast Agios Georgios Mills
- 1 pinch of sugar
- 300 gr lukewarm water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 egg wash
- ¼ bunch of parsley, finely chopped
- ¼ bunch of mint, finely chopped
- 50 gr melted butter
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large bowl add the hard flour, yeast and a pinch of sugar. Add the warm water and mix with a wooden spoon.
- Add the olive oil and salt to the mixture. First mix with a wooden spoon and then knead by hand. Knead until you get a soft and pliable dough.
- Lightly flour the bowl we used, return the dough, cover with a clean towel and let it rest. Wait until it doubles in volume, about 2 hours.
- Shape 22 equal balls and form the tree. Start at the base with 6 balls, then add 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 at the top. Finally, add one more to the base.
- Spread with a beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 170°C for 15-20 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix the fresh herbs, the melted butter and the chopped garlic.
- Once it comes out of the oven, sprinkle the Christmas tree with the mixture of herbs and freshly grated parmesan.
So this was my recipe for the most festive and fluffy buns you have ever made. A Christmas tree made of buns and fresh herbs ready to steal the show at the festive table.
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