Pies & Tarts ~ Chef Frances Wilson (11/16/16)


It will be as ‘easy as pie’ to make delicious pies and tarts for your holiday parties after you have taken this class. You will learn a variety of styles of pie dough, using different flours. The class will cover rolling out doughs proficiently, lining a pie dish and how to ‘blind bake’ a pie or tart. You will learn the secrets to ensure a perfect flaky, tender crust every time. Each student will take home a pie or tart dough to use for their holiday dessert. Students will also receive a logo apron and a set of recipes.

The menu may include such dishes as:

Classic Pumpkin Pie
Pear and Ginger Lattice Pie
Caramel Pecan Hand Pies
Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Candied Orange
Brown Butter Cranberry Tart

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Product Description

Hands-on Pie & Tart Class, 6-9pm, $140/person, 14 person max

Frances Wilson can’t remember a time when her life did not revolve around food! She started cooking as child with her mother in her native Ireland. She trained both as a Home Economics teacher and as a chef. Her career has included stints teaching high school in Dublin, being the chef of the critically acclaimed Lalime’s restaurant in Berkeley and four years as Culinary Director at Château Routas in Provence, France, where she was responsible for catering to guests staying at the chateau and teaching cooking classes. Most recently Frances taught the Professional Culinary program at Tante Marie’s Cooking School. She is passionate about building connections between farmers and cooks.
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