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 mini pie 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 people.  

Ticket prices include all of your ingredients, a recipe with tips and tricks and a drink ticket for the bar.

 

11.14.16 | Advanced Pie Crust & Savory Filling

Session 13 will introduce us all to the fine craft of making pie crusts entirely with butter.  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 that we will bake off during class so you have treats to go home with.

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11.15.16 | NO FEAR: Crust Making 101 & Fall Apple Pies

This class is a hands-on lesson in making classic pie crust and our favorite Fall 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! 

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12.5.16 | Lil' Pies for the Holidays

This Pie Session will be a lesson in making mini pies and tartlets - the perfect size for gifting!  We will have a lesson in handling pie dough, rolling, creating "blind" crusts, and creating fillings that are popular for the holidays.  We will bake pies in class so you will have treats to take home and share.

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12.12.16 | Give Us a Hand: Sweet Hand Pies

Join us for a lesson in making hand pies.  You know the ones...also called turnovers, tarts, pop-tarts...  we'll give you a lesson in pie crust making and then a lesson in rolling and folding techniques to get the perfect little, yummy hand-held pie.   We'll provide you with a filling for the pie so you can bake them off in class and have treats to take home. 

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OTHER PAST CLASSES

Advanced Pie Crust:  Gimme ALL That Butter

This session will introduce us all to the fine craft of making pie crusts entirely with butter.  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 sweet hand pies and tarts that we will bake off during class so you have treats to go home with.

Grannies Best Pies For Depression: 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!).  Pies will be made during class, which will then allow for question and answer time and socializing with your pie pals.

Diner Favorites: Cream Pies & Crumb Crusts

This is a hands-on lesson in making cream pie filling.  Yep, 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.

Crumb Crusts and Icebox Pies

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.  No previous experience is needed and no need to have attended earlier classes. 

Lattice Make Great Pies

Ever wonder how to get that pretty, pretty lattice crust?  Then this is your class!  In Session 9 we will conduct a lesson in the hows and whys of making a lattice crust top for your fruit pies.  We will provide you with a fruit filling to fill your handmade crust with and then show you how to create the lattice crust topping.

Southern Style Pies

In honor of the upcoming Kentucky Derby, this Pie Session will find us talking about the pies that our friends down in Dixie have created - namely Pecan Pies, Chess Pies and Derby-style pies. This lesson will focus on how to make the fillings and the baking techniques used to make a great Southern-inspired pie.  You will be provided with a "blind crust" and then you will make the filling.  Pies will be baked off during class, which will allow for question and answer time, socializing and sippin' on a mint julep.

Proper Southern-Style Biscuits

A lesson in making flaky, fluffy, buttery biscuits!  Biscuits are a lot like pie dough.  They require just the right mixture of butter, flour and liquids to get the most delicious, tender biscuits.  We will work in class on a mixing, folding and forming biscuits so you learn how to get those flaky layers to slather homemade jams on.  We will bake off some biscuits for eating hot during class and you will take home some dough to make more at home.