Need a simple but tasty recipe for the kids this Christmas? Then try the Christmas Kids Broth with Cheese Puff Pastry Stars. This delicious soup is easy to make and fun to prepare during the holiday season of Christmas.
Christmas Kids Broth with cheese Pastry Stars
Christmas is a magical time to gather with friends and family. So make it extra special by enriching your Christmas meals with a flavorful, clear broth served with Cheese Poinsettias. Kids will love this tasty, easy recipe.
The creamy broccoli cappuccino didn't appeal to my kids. Or, instead, not at all. Tomato soup or a broth, but you can always warm them up for that. So this year, they get a delicious vegetable broth with homemade cheese stars as an extra. In any case, it was eaten with great taste at the test dinner. And you already had to make the vegetable broth for this Christmas dinner anyway, so it doesn't take any extra work.
What do you need for Easy homemade vegetable stock with puff pastry?
To prepare this Christmas Kids Broth with cheese Pastry Stars, you need the following ingredients. You can find the correct amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the blog:
- Vegetable broth - A vegetable broth is quickly made and is the ideal way to process leftovers. Full of flavor! This is a delicious recipe for homemade vegetable stock.
- Puff Pastry - This recipe uses slices of butter puff pastry, which gives it an airy, crunchy crust. The sheets used are 10 x 10 cm. You can use fresh or frozen puff pastry, but remember to thaw.
- Grated cheese - Use Gouda cheese for a lot of flavors.
- Egg - Brush the top of the puff pastry so that it turns a nice golden yellow, and the cheese sticks.
- Parsley - For a beautiful touch of crispness and freshness in the broth.
- Sea Salt - Sprinkle the puff pastry with sea salt for even more flavor. Coarse sea salt is delicious.
How to prepare Cheese Puff Pastry Stars with Vegetable Broth
You can find a printable recipe with a step-by-step description at the bottom of this blog.
- Place the slices of puff pastry in front of you and cut out poinsettias with a cookie cutter. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and brush with beaten egg.
- Sprinkle the puff pastry with grated cheese and salt. Bake in a preheated oven at 430 °F (ca. 221 °C) for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the stock and pour it into cups. Divide some finely chopped parsley over the cups and serve with the cheese puff pastry stars.
This is part of the Children's Christmas menu that starts with a delicious amuse-bouche with ham and cranberries, mini Christmas pizzas as a starter, this broth with cheese puff pastry stars as the main course, and a beautiful and delicious Christmas dessert with strawberries for the kids.
Tips, Substitutions, and Variations
- Do you have leftover broth? Do you use it as a basis for one of the other soups, or do you freeze the leftovers (after cooling to room temperature)? It can then be kept for a maximum of 2 months.
- Because you are making broth for the children, you use about one teaspoon of salt per 4 ½ cups (1 liter). Usually, you use one teaspoon of salt per 2 cups (0.47 l) as a guideline.
- Do you want to prepare your dinner as much as possible? Make the pastry stars and pre-bake them in the oven at 390 °F (ca. 199 °C) for 5 minutes. Before the soup, you only have to preheat them in the oven (about 5 minutes in an oven at 350 °F (ca. 177 °C).
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- A conventional oven is used. When using a convection oven (with air fan) decrease the temperature with 30 °F / 20 °C
- Parchment paper
- Baking tray
- 5 sheets puff pastry thawed (4 x 4 inch / 10 x 10 cm)
- 1 egg size S, lightly beaten
- 2 oz. cheese Gouda
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- 4½ cups vegetable broth
- 5 sprigs parsley
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Preheat the oven to 390 °F or 350 °C
- Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- With a cookie cutter (star form) slice the puff pastry. And put each cut-out star on the baking sheet.5 sheets puff pastry
- Continue until all the dough is used.
- Brush the stars with the egg.1 egg
- Grate some cheese on top of the puff pastry stars.2 oz. cheese
- Sprinkle with salt.⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- Bake for about 10 minutes in the oven (until golden brown).
- Heat the vegetable stock and season with salt and pepper.4½ cups vegetable broth
- Chop the parsley stalks.5 sprigs parsley
- Spoon some soup in a bowl and sprinkle with the parsley.
- Serve with cheese stars.
Do you want to prepare your dinner as much as possible? First, make the puff pastry cheese stars and pre-bake them in the oven at 390 °F (ca. 199 °C) for 5 minutes. Then, when ready to serve the soup, heat it in the oven at 320 °F (160 °C) for another 5 minutes. 4. Oven - When you use a conventional oven, set the temperature to 390 °F (ca. 199 °C). In a convection oven, 350 °F (ca. 177 °C) is sufficient. 5. Storage Cheese pastry stars
- Room temperature—The puff pastry stars will soften and are best eaten right away. Do you still have some left over? Store them in an airtight box and heat them briefly in the Air fryer or oven to become crispy again.
- Refrigerator - Allow the broth to cool quickly and keep it covered in the fridge for up to two days.
- Freezer - Let the stock cool down quickly and pour it into a freezer box or bag. Ensure you leave enough space because the broth will expand when it freezes. This way, the vegetable broth can be kept for up to three months. Then, let the broth thaw in the refrigerator.
- Reheat - Heat the stock over medium heat until warm (but not boiling).