15 slices Albany Best of Both Genius Bread
50ml Crosse and Blackwell Mayonnaise
15 tiny lettuce leaves
15 slices ham
15 slices cheddar or gouda cheese – pre sliced squares are easier to cut into perfect stars
1 block gouda or cheddar – for stars on top
A set of 5 star shaped cookie cutters
Start by cutting 5 different sized stars out of your bread, ham & cheese slices.
To make the stars for the tree tops, simply cut a 1cm thick slice off of the gouda block and use your smallest star to cut out 3 stars.
To assemble a Christmas tree, place one of the largest stars on a board and top it with a tiny blob of mayonnaise.
Next, place the cheese, ham and lettuce on top of the star, fanning out the points in different directions.
Repeat with the next 4 layers until you have a beautiful tree shape.
Carefully stick a skewer through the middle of the tree to secure it and help it to stand straight, then trim off the end leaving about 2cm to stick the cheese star on top.
Place the trees on a serving board or platter and garnish with extra bread stars.