Thermomix®: Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread
Thermomix®: Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread
Course: Snack

At the BBC Good Food Winter Show 2021, Thermomix showcased the latest innovation in home cooking on the Big Kitchen Stage. Demonstrating how easy it is to make Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread. The perfect sharing starter for you and your guests this Christmas. Find the recipe below!

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Cooks in: Preparation Time: 40 mins, Cooking Time: 2hrs 20mins
Difficulty: Medium


220 g water
2 tsp dried instant yeast or 20 g fresh yeast, crumbled
400 g strong white bread flour
30 g olive oil, plus extra for greasing
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp fine sea salt

60 g Parmesan cheese, cut in pieces (2 cm)
1 garlic clove
200 g mozzarella cheese, cut in pieces (2 cm)

Assembly and Baking
1 medium egg, mixed with 1 Tbsp water



1.  Place water and yeast in mixing bowl then warm 2 min/37°C/speed 1. Meanwhile, lightly grease a large bowl.

2.  Add flour, oil, sugar and salt then knead Dough /2 min. Transfer to prepared bowl and bring together into a ball. Cover with cling film and leave to rest until doubled in size (approx. 1 hour). Meanwhile, line a large baking tray with baking paper and make filling.

3.  Place Parmesan in mixing bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 10. Transfer to a bowl, remove 2 Tbsp to another bowl then, set both aside.

4.  Place garlic in mixing bowl and grate 3 sec/speed 7.

5.  Add mozzarella and larger bowl of grated Parmesan then pulse Turbo/1 sec/1 times. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Clean mixing bowl.

Assembly and Baking
6.  After resting time, divide dough into 32 balls then flatten each into a disc (approx. Ø 8 cm). Place 1 heaped tsp cheese mixture in the centre then fold edges in to form a tightly sealed ball. Place balls, seam-side down and just touching, on prepared tray in the shape of a Christmas tree. Cover with oiled cling film and set aside to prove in a warm place for 30 minutes.

7.  Towards the end of this time, preheat oven to 200°C.

8.  Once risen, brush tree with egg wash then bake for 15 minutes (200°C) or until rolls are cooked and golden. Meanwhile, prepare herb butter.