Pizza Christmas Tree

What you need


  • 2 sheets puff pastry (about 3mm thick)
  • 1 cup tomato passata
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 190c.
  2. Spread the tomato passata over the first layer of pastry in a triangle shape. Top with the grated mozzarella followed by the other pastry sheet. Press down.
  3. Cut through both layers of pastry to form a triangle. Discard the trimmings.
  4. Now make incisions up both sides of the pastry, leaving about an inch uncut up the centre.
  5. Twist each strip of pastry then place down. Neaten up then brush with the garlic butter.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
TOKYO, JAPAN: (FILES) This 26 July 2001 file picture shows Den Fujita, the founder of McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan), eating a burger next to the company's mascot at the company's stock listing on the Jasdaq over-the-counter market in Tokyo. Fujita, the man who brought the fastfood chain to Japan more than three decades ago, died 21 April 2004 of heart failure, the company said 26 April 2004. The announcement of his death at the age of 78 had been withheld because of his family's wishes. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO/FILES (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

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