THE PIE SESSIONS
Learn the tricks to making your very own delicious pies with Honeypie co-owner and Executive Pie Maker, Valeri Lucks. Held inside our bakeshop kitchen at our brother cafe, Palomino, these hands-on classes will guide you through a variety of different aspects of pie making and give you a peek into the life of a bakeshop. In each class you will bake your own pies to take home. There will be lots of room for questions and answers during each class so come with all of your crust conundrums and filling inquiries . Attend just one or try them all - you do not need to take them in order. Classes are approximately 2-3 hours and are limited to 10-12 people.
Ticket prices include all of your ingredients, a recipe with tips and tricks and a drink ticket for the bar.
March 14, 2018 - We are sorry! No open classes are scheduled at the moment. We hope to have new ones open up in April.
PIE 101 - NO FEAR CRUST MAKING
This Pie Session is a hands-on lesson in making classic, shortening pie crust. We will cover the how-to's as well as what pitfalls to avoid and the tricks to making a perfect crust. You will get to make your own dough, roll out your own crust for a 6" mini pie and then use a handmade fruit filling to finish up the pie with. We will talk about baking pies and what to look for in your finished pastry.
BUTTER CRUST + HEIRLOOM APPLE PIES
A hands-on lesson in making classic buttery pie crust and our favorite heirloom apple pies. We will cover the how-to's as well as what pitfalls to avoid and the tricks to making a flaky, perfect crust. You will get to make your own dough, roll out your own crust for a 6" mini pie as well as apple pie filling. We will bake the pies during class allowing some time for questions and answers and socializing with your new friends. In the end, you will have a delicious little pie to take home to show off your new pie making prowess. This class is perfect for those of all skill levels who fear the crust.
BLIND CRUSTS AND FARMHOUSE PIES
In this Pie Session, we will spend our time talking about “old school” pies, Depression-era pies and pies that our grannies might have often made to cheer up a dinner party. These include pecan, chess and other baked custard and "farmhouse" pies. The hands-on lesson in this class will include baking a "Blind Crust". We will then fill with a delicious easy-to-make filling (that you will learn to make!).
DINER FAVORITES: CREAM PIES AND CRUMB CRUSTS
This is a hands-on lesson in making cream pie filling. The most delicious creamy, cream pie filling just like you'd find in an old school diner. We will make both a cookie crust and a basic cream filling that you can practice again at home and build upon with many, many different flavors. At the end of class you will have a little cream pie to take home.
Learn all about making crumb/cookie crusts and the "icebox" pie filling that you often find in them. Cookie crusts and icebox fillings are the results of modern inventions of the 1950's and they made pie making much easier for the home cook. We will discuss and learn about these pie interventions as well as create a cookie crust and filling.
BLIND CRUSTS AND DERBY-STYLE PIES
In honor of the upcoming Kentucky Derby, this Pie Session will find us talking about the pies that our friends down in the Bluegrass State have created - namely Derby-style pies. This lesson will include a pie crust lesson and baking a "blind" pie shell for filling with a classic chocolate-pecan filling (a la "Derby" pie - we'll talk pie history as well, this one is interesting!) Pies will be baked off during class, which will allow for question and answer time, socializing and sippin' - bourbon, preferably.
SAVORY HAND PIES + PASTIES
This class will introduce us all to the fine craft of making pie crusts entirely with butter and how to use savory fillings. We will talk how-to's, ingredients, and the methods and the madness behind creating all butter crusts that are flaky and flavorful. Pie dough will be used to create small hand pies - a.k.a pasties - filled with a savory filling that we will bake off during class so you have treats to go home with you (if they make it that far).
BLIND CRUSTS, PIE DOUGH FLAIR + THANKSGIVING PIE FAVORITES
The Thanksgiving Pie Session will be a lesson in taking pie dough and then turning it into a blind crust for baking our favorite Thanksgiving pies. We will have a lesson in handling pie dough, rolling, creating a "blind" crust, making and using decorative cut-outs, and baking with pumpkin and pecan pie fillings.
A lesson in making buttery handmade biscuits! Biscuits are a lot like pie dough. They require just the right mixture of butter, flour and liquids to make them perfectly flaky and fluffy. We will work in class on mixing, folding and forming biscuit dough so you learn how to get those flaky layers to slather some good jam on. We will bake off biscuits during class so you'll have a pan of hot little biscuits to eat right away and some to take home.
LATTICE CRUSTS, DOUGH DECORATION & BERRIES
The Pie Session is a hands-on lesson in working with pie dough to make decorative pie tops, lattices and cut-outs as well as baking with berries. We will cover the how-to's as well as what pitfalls to avoid and the tricks to creating a flaky, perfect crust and then creating lattice tops and decorations.
(Please note, we often have waiting lists for our pie classes. Tickets to class are non-refundable if you cancel without more than 72 hours notice. If you need to cancel within 72 hours of class, you are welcome to email us, and we will offer your spot to a person on the waiting list. If it is taken by someone waiting, we will refund your ticket. You are also welcome to give your ticket to a friend and they can attend in your place.)