San Francisco has been, and continues to be a ridiculous wonderland of the most beautiful produce, the nicest folks, the finest quality EVERYthing. Somehow I bamboozled my way into coming to talk about a little ol' thing like pie dough and biscuits with the lot of them. For a city that sneezes out the finest bread products I've ever seen in my life with, seemingly, great ease - they are incredibly excited about learning some things from our Southern cannon of baking. I'm having more fun than is really fair to write down. As soon as I figure out how to talk about it without coming off as a beaming braggart, I'll do so tout suite. I'm still out here and - it sounds terrible, I know - but am about to go eat oysters straight from the water at Tomales Bay with the La Cocina family (people I love so dearly and have so much endless respect for). See. It's just too good to share at the moment.
In the meantime, I wanted to share some pics of the baking classes we did out here. The students were so wonderful and charming and we had a blast. Thank you to all who came out. And, Danielle (the sweet girl who came to visit me at 18Reasons at the end of class - I hope I'm remembering your name correctly), I'm SO sorry I did not get to say goodbye! But I'm so glad you were able to snack a piece of pie. Thank you to 18Reasons and San Francisco Cooking School for having me - your facilities are a dream for a girl like me who is always hustling to find a decent place to teach people about baking. I enjoyed working with you all so incredibly much.
And, Nashville, I'll be home soon, with a renewed energy for MANY things and, hopefully, an ability to talk about it beyond my dumbfounded state of being currently. I wanted to remind you of some classes coming up in May that still have some seats available (Mother's day gifts anyone??) and tell you about some classes for June that I've scheduled. Get you a seat, join me, and let's make some things out of butter and flour. It's more fun than I can handle sometimes.
SATURDAY, May 30th, 10AM-1PM: CHILDREN’S BAKING BASICS, AGES 8+
The most requested class of all time! We will cover basic baking skills such as accurate measuring, leavening, understanding butter through cookie baking, and we’ll bake and build a mini-layer cake like grandma used to make. Class will be capped at 10 students. $85/per student, snacks and all materials included. REGISTER HERE!
SOUTHERN BAKING BASICS, ADULT CLASS: Saturday, May 30th, 3pm-6pm
Come learn the secrets of a Southern Baker. Biscuits, pie dough, hand pies and her well loved Buttermilk Pie will be covered. Supplies will be provided and you get to take home everything you make! Seats will be limited to 10 students. $80/per student, all materials included. REGISTER HERE!
SATURDAY, June 27th, 3pm-6pm: PIE DAY! ALL DAY!
We’re gonna get down and dirty about all things pie. Ingredients, dough, building techniques to include crimp styles, lattice styles and hand pies, filling (how to get the perfect fruit viscosity) and variations. Seats will be limited to 12 students. $80/per student, all materials included. REGISTER HERE!
ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION WITHIN 48HOURS WITH FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CLASS TOGETHER. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE TO OTHER DATES OR CLASSES. WE USUALLY HAVE A WAIT LIST, SO IF SOMETHING COMES UP, LET US KNOW AND WE CAN USUALLY HELP. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
SEE YOU AT THE TABLE!