Over the years, we’ve hosted an annual holiday crafty party where guests each share a favorite activity suitable for gift-giving. We’ve collected some of our timeless favorites to share with you for this class. We’ll make herbed garlic salts, gluten free clementine “crackers”, beautiful layered lemon, cranberry and blood orange curd, date liqueur, Moroccan preserved lemon and more.
Not your everyday apple pies, these festive flaky pie bites will bring squeals of delight from all who partake. Give them for gifts, eat them yourself, bring them to the socially distanced winter party. We’ll chat about apple varieties and make cider syrup to sweeten our pies along with a couple robustly flavored pie fillings. Then we’ll craft woven apple brandy laced hand pies, pie pops using Chinese mooncake molds and tiny apple pear mince tarts. Includes recipes for the pies and Barb's all-butter pie crust.
Bewildered by all the choices of heirloom pumpkins for your pies? We'll chat about characteristics of a variety of pumpkins, winter squash and sweet potatoes then learn how to roast and ready them for your holiday pies. Decorative crust elements, baking secrets, and flavor variations and recipes (including Barb's pie crust recipe) included.