Strawberry Christmas Tree
I’ve gone a bit mad with Christmas trees this year but they really are such an easy thing to design and lovely and flexible. Admittedly I attempted a 3-D version first that looked great at the start but wasn’t half as structurally sound as I would have liked ….!
This is my bright, fun food plate that’s perfect for a shared plate or dessert.
– I used plum, papaya, blueberries, green apple, kiwi fruit, yoghurt and coconut. But any bright fruit you have on hand will make the tree light up!
1. Cut the strawberries in half (you may need to slice some of the extra bulk from the larger end too). Use them to build the tree.
2. Keep adding to make the shape of the tree. This seems to work almost organically due to their shape.
3. Layer the strawberries until you have the triangular shape completed. You may have to push them in from the side to fill the small gaps.
4. I used a cookie cutter to make a papaya star.
5. Then I cut a plum to make the base of the tree.
6. And added some papaya and blueberry baubles.
7. To make the tinsel I used a potato peeler to slice off some green apple skin.
Then sliced some kiwi fruit triangles for more colour.
8. And no tree is complete without presents at the base. I used apple initially but then changed them to the inside of the strawberries later.
9. I added blobs of yoghurt to make lights.
10. Then sprinkled desiccated coconut for snow.
11. And realised the presents were not dark enough so swapped them over.
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