Pull Apart Christmas Tree Starter

Servings 12
Difficulty Intermediate
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


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  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Add the Hinds Spices Potato Spice and Hinds Spices Cayenne Pepper to the dough and knead for 5 minutes. Divide the dough into 2 large balls, and stretch the dough to form sausages. Cut each dough sausage into 18 pieces and shape into balls; wrap a dough ball around each mozzarella cube.
  • Place the balls seam-side down onto the baking tray, into the shape of a Christmas tree, the balls should be touching.
  • Brush the dough balls with the beaten egg and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove the tree from the oven and brush with melted butter and sprinkle over the Parmesan and Hinds Spices Parsley. Bake for a further 5 minutes at 200°c.
  • Remove the tree from the oven and sprinkle over the fresh basil. Heat the pasta sauce and serve with the tree as a dipping sauce.