Christmas pastry wreath decorations
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These buttery and delicious Christmas pastry wreath decorations are the perfect edible treat to pop onto your Christmas tree this year. They're really easy to make using only cheese, ready-to-roll puff pastry and a little bit of egg to glaze.

Decorate with pastry holly leaves and other festive shapes. You could add a variety of cheeses to the pastry to make these wreaths even tastier.

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  • 1x pack of ready-to-roll puff pastry
  • 1 med egg, beaten
  • 100g Cheddar cheese or Parmesan

Step 1

Preheat the oven 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Dust a clean surface with a little bit of flour and roll out your pastry into a ball. Break off 2 golf ball-size pieces and begin to roll them into thin sausages. Place some thin strips of grated cheese into the sausage shapes as you roll them.

Step 2

Make sure both of the pastry sausages are the same length when you roll them out. Measure them by lying them side by side.

Step 3

Place one of the sausages on top of the other at one end and press down. Secure the pastry in place with a bit of egg mixture.

Step 4

Begin to wrap the 2 sausage shapes around each other. You might find this easier to do by getting someone else to hold the top of the sausages still.

Step 5

Bring the bottom of the sausage around to meet the top and press down together securing with egg mixture.

Step 6

Using your holly shaped cutter, cut out some holly shapes. Pop on top of each wreath and press down with a bit of egg mixture.

Step 7

If you decide to make 2 holly leaves, cut off the third holly leaf with a sharp knife and roll into 3 small balls to make the berries. You can also make the berries by breaking off 3 small balls from the main dough too.

Step 8

Put the berries onto the wreath gluing down with some egg mixture. Pop your finished wreaths onto a baking tray and bake for 10-15 mins until golden.

Step 9

Take out of the oven and leave to cool completely before popping them onto your tree. You can tie a ribbon around each wreath and attach to the tree that way too.

Christmas pastry wreath decorations

(Image credit: Future)
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