Edible Christmas saplings. The Christmas tree, one of the most beloved symbols of the winter holidays, is a real source of inspiration for the preparation of both sweet and savory dishes. For your Christmas desserts, appetizers and appetizers you could make edible saplings, starting with the ingredients you prefer, even better if they are in season. Here are many ideas for your Christmas lunch or dinner.
THEChristmas tree, one of the most beloved symbols of the winter holidays, is a real source of inspiration for the preparation of both sweet and savory dishes. For your Christmas desserts, appetizers and appetizers you could make some edible saplings, starting with the ingredients you prefer, even better if they are in season.
Here are many ideas for your lunch or dinner your Christmas dinner.
Vegetable Christmas tree
Here is an original idea to make a edible Christmas tree with the vegetables that you can use as a centerpiece. You will need a sponge for flower arrangements, toothpicks of different sizes and raw or cooked and seasonal vegetables. For example, you can replace the tomatoes with pieces of pumpkin or beetroot.
Fruit Christmas tree
If you love kiwis and tangerines, you can prepare a fruit Christmas tree to bring to the table on a nice round plate. You can carve kiwi stars by inserting them with toothpicks and create the main structure by building a cone and covering it with mandarin wedges. Here are all the complete instructions for making your own edible sapling.
Christmas trees of cookies with homemade nutella and coconut
To create these Christmas trees of biscuits with nutella and coconut, gods were made star-shaped cookies of different sizes, to be stacked to create the typical conical shape of the fir. To prepare the cookies, choose your favorite shortbread recipe. We suggest you bake the biscuits, spread them with the hazelnut cream and assemble them one on top of the other from the largest to the smallest, you can then sprinkle them with coconut flakes. Here is our recipe from which to take inspiration.
Christmas trees for an aperitif
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You can prepare some Christmas trees for an aperitif using slices of bread or homemade triangular crackers. The sauces are also DIY. For the red decorations you can use tomato sauce, while for the green part it could be useful to prepare pesto or other sauces enriched with parsley.
Fruit salad Christmas tree
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This edible Christmas tree was created by composing the shape of the fir in a creative way starting from the fruit that is normally used for the preparation of m: apples, berries, grapes. Of course, you can use fruit as you like, preferably in season.
Salty Christmas tree
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Another original idea is to creatively arrange the ingredients for theappetizer on a nice tray, in order to compose a salty Christmas tree. You can use green and black olives, onions, mushrooms, carrot slices, diced tofu in place of cheese and other vegetables to taste.
Decorated Christmas trees
Here is a fantastic idea to make some cookies in the shape of a Christmas tree and to decorate them with icing and food beads, in order to form the typical balls for the tree. If you don't have the right cookie cutter, shape triangular fir trees with the help of a knife or a pastry washer.
Christmas tree pizza
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Also the pizza it can be transformed into a real Christmas tree. You can give the shape of fir to a whole pizza, or decorate the individual slices as if they were real trees. Choose green, red and white ingredients, but above all, give space to the imagination.
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To accomplish these cocoa saplings you will need special cookie cutters. You can use your usual recipe for the preparation of cookies, adding cocoa powder to the ingredients. If you want to create decorations, use icing prepared with powdered sugar and colored sugar sprinkles.
Matcha tea saplings
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A natural alternative to color more or less intensely than green your Christmas tree-shaped cookies consists of adding a teaspoon or two of powdered matcha tea in the dough, or in adding a pinch in the preparation of the icing to decorate. Powdered matcha tea can be bought at a herbalist's shop. Here is a recipe you could be inspired by.