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Christmas tree

Prep time : 20 minutes
Persons : 4 persons
Difficulty : Easy
Cooking : 16 minutes
List of Ingredients
Brioche bread
  • 500g T45 flour
  • 220ml warm milk
  • 80g butter
  • 50g sugar
  • 22g fresh yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 200g Maestrella shredded Mozzarella 40% MG/ES
  • 100g Maestrella shredded Mozzarella 40% MG/ES for sprinkling during baking
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 5cl of olive oil
  • Chives and thyme
  • Black sesame seeds


Make the dough

Place the flour, sugar, salt, 1 egg and crumbled yeast in the bowl of a food processor and knead with dough hook and knead.

Pour in the milk in a thin stream until the dough is homogeneous and smooth.
Then add the softened butter cut into cubes and continue kneading for 10 minutes.

Cover the bowl with a clean, damp cloth and let rise for 2 hours.

Make the brioche breads

Degas the dough and divide it into 20 pieces.


Roll out each piece of dough before filling them with a small handful of shredded mozzarella.

On a baking tray, place the dough balls side by side to form a Christmas tree.

Let rise for 1 hour.

Cook and finish touches

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Brown the brioche tree with the remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with black sesame seeds.


Bake for 10 minutes, sprinkle with the remaining shredded mozzarella and bake for a further 6-8 minutes.

Extract the juice from half a lemon, add the olive oil, chopped thyme and chives and season.Brush the tree with this mixture when you take it out of the oven and serve warm as an aperitif.

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