The Savoury Christmas Recipe to win over your Toddler: Pull Apart Pizza Tree
The lead up to Christmas tends to remind us of last year’s sugar coma, too many chocolate Santas and endless supply of Christmas pudding. That’s why included an alternative to all the sweet delights this year with a savoury Christmas recipe that’s super easy and fun to whip up with your toddler.
We’ve come up with a super simple Pull Apart Pizza Tree recipe that’s bound to become a staple in your family for years to come. Grab your toddler, find an apron and your favourite We Might Be Tiny Placie and get into it. Toddlers love getting their hands dirty and digging into fresh dough is a pure joy. Turn this activity into a Christmas memory you’ll cherish for years to come and tick off an element of your meal prep while you’re at it.
Savoury highlights are a must for every Christmas gathering. And nothing tastes better than a freshly baked bread roll fresh from the oven.
Our We Might Be Tiny Placies are non-stick and oven-safe up to 230°C, which makes them your perfect kitchen companion for this savoury Christmas recipe. Shape your Pull Apart Pizza Tree on the Placie, pop it in the oven on the Placie and even serve it on the Placie. And once your Pizza Tree has been gobbled up, simply pop the Placie into the dishwasher so it can take care of the mess for you.
Now let’s set you up with the step-by-step instructions to help you shape and bake your first Pull Apart Pizza Tree that’s likely not your last.
Makes 20 mini balls
Prep 30 minutes
- 140 ml (1/2 cup) water
- ½ tbsp granulated yeast
- 250 g (1 1/2 cups and 1 tbsp) light spelt flour (plus extra for dusting)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp mixed dried herbs olive oil
In a large bowl, combine yeast with water, olive oil and salt, and stir well to proof. After 5 minutes, add half of the flour and mix well to combine.
Add remaining flour and mix well with your hands.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead the dough for at least 5 minutes, adding additional flour as necessary to form a smooth and elastic dough. Dough should not be sticky.
Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. For best results leave for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 180 C.
Divide the dough mixture into equal portions and roll into 20 small balls. Arrange dough balls next to each other on a baking parchment-lined tray in a Christmas tree shape.
Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden.
Allow to cool slightly before drizzling with olive oil, herbs, and a pinch of salt.