Bake a festive treat for the family this Christmas with these Horlicks Christmas Tree Bread Rolls, created by Horlicks fan and recipe creator, Mateja Kobescak (@muffinmunchies_)
170g warm water
5 tsp dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
500g bread flour
2 tbsp Horlicks Original
2 tsp salt
70g unsalted butter
150g mozzarella, drained
50g unsalted butter
1 small garlic clove
1/2 tsp mixed Italian herbs
2 tbsp olive oil
1 can crushed tomatoes 1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp salt
Pepper, to taste
2 tsp oregano
1 tbsp Horlicks Original
Handful of fresh chopped parsley
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, salt, Horlicks Original, sugar and yeast and mix until combined.
Pour in the water and start mixing on low speed using the dough hook. Add melted butter and 1 beaten egg and continue mixing for 5 minutes on a medium speed.
Transfer the dough into an oiled, clean bowl and cover with cling film. Put in a warm place and let rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
Line a big baking tray with parchment paper.
Drain the mozzarella and dry it with kitchen paper.
Once the dough has risen, divide it into 19 equal pieces. Flatten each peace in the palm of your hand and add a piece of mozzarella. Pinch the edges of the dough together to seal and form a ball.
Place the balls (sealed side down) onto the tray making the Christmas tree shape. Make sure to leave some space between the balls as they will rise during baking.
Brush the balls with the remaining beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 190°C (170°C fan) for 20-25 minutes.
While the rolls are baking, make the marinara sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat, add the minced garlic and stir for 30-seconds. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano and Horlicks Original and bring to boil. Now reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the fresh parsley.