pesto, chocolate & a festive little corner

On Monday (Day 11 in our Advent Calendar), the activity was to bake "puff pastry pesto Christmas trees". (wow, try to say that fast ten times ! LOL) It was a little bit messy, a little bit tricky (the dough gets warm fast & is hard to manage !) but the result was delicious & it looked rather nice !

So we used ready made organic puff pastries, a tiny pot of organic pesto, and an egg (from organically grown hens). Unrolled the dough, spread pesto, cut straps, poked the straps with a bamboo skewer, laid flat on a baking tray over parchment paper, painted with egg yolk, and baked for 20mn in a oven preheated at 180°C/350°F. That's the recipe in a nutshell !

Yesterday (Day 12), it wasn't an activity, it was a chocolate rocher. (organic as well)

I'm also adding some photos of a festive little corner of our home. The ceramic bowls were thrifted, the folded book tree was made a couple of years ago by my sons during the Advent Calendar, as well as the painted pine cones, and the beeswax candles were purchased at Candle Paradise on Etsy. (here)

Voilà ! See you soon for the next activities ! Be well !

With love,