Author Notes: Between the wrapping up at work and the wrapping gifts at home there often isn’t a lot of time left to actually enjoy the holidays. Especially when you are the one hosting over Christmas. So while it can be nice to go all out in the kitchen for your guests, sometimes it is better to serve them something that is as easy and quick as it is delicious. Yummy doesn’t mean you have to be exhausted by the time dinner is served. And while this dish might not serve as a complete meal just by itself (at least not for more than two people) it makes for a really nice appetizer or side dish. Just add another couple of your favorite go to dishes and you’re all set.
A Dough for All Seasons
I celebrate Christmas at this time of the year, that’s why I chose to make a Christmas Tree. But you can obviously go for any other shape of your preference from the dough – not only does the recipe work for any occasion, it also works in any season. It tastes just as great in summer.
If you opt for the tree (or basically any shape that is not the squares the dough usually comes in) there will be leftover pieces. Don’t throw them out! Instead get creative. I sprinkled some of mine with parmesan, others I stuffed with the rest of the cheese, tomatoes and pesto I had, and a few I filled with camembert and raspberry jam. —Talea de Freese
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Photo by Tommy Kwak0