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Pecan Tassies: Tassies, famous in the South and a mystery everywhere else, are a Southern-style, bite-sized pecan pie.
Free-Form Caramel Apple Tart: These free-form pies (called Crostatas in Italy and Galettes in France) will be filled with sweet-tart apples and finished with a homemade salted caramel sauce.
Sweet Potato Hand Pies: Southerners prefer sweet potatoes over pumpkin, so this recipe takes perfectly spiced sweet potatoes and transforms it into an easy-to-eat hand-held pie.
Apple and Cranberry Hand Pies: Apples and cranberries are cooked together to make a sweet and tangy compote filling for the perfect pie that requires no fork to enjoy.
Chocolate Chess Pies with vanilla bean whipped cream: Chess Pies are a traditional southern custard-style pie. This version bakes up to a cross between a brownie and chocolate pudding in a flaky piecrust.
This class focuses on Southern-inspired Pies! Join Chef Chrysta from Kiss My Bundt and learn to make easy, party-perfect Southern-style pies you can throw together in a breeze during the holiday season! Each recipe is so simple that you’ll have stress-free sweets for everyone to enjoy!
Chef Bio: Chef Chrysta launched Kiss My Bundt Bakery in 2005 as a catering company in Los Angeles, California. By 2007, the business had grown into a retail store near Beverly Hills, and in 2009, the Kiss My Bundt Cookbook was published. Kiss My Bundt Bakery and Chef Chrysta have been featured in a variety of media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times,
New York Times, Family Circle Magazine, Sunset Magazine, and NBC’s Today Show. After closing the retail bakery at the end of 2010, Chrysta continued to develop recipes and work as a private chef for companies that include Wolfgang Puck Catering, Patina Group, Fresh Dish, and Tastery. Since then, the Kiss My Bundt Cookbook has continued to win a number
of awards, and as recently as February 2017 was the #1 best selling cake cookbook on Amazon.com. Chrysta is currently working on a forthcoming Southern
Desserts history and cookbook.
What to wear/bring to class: Please wear close-toed shoes to all classes. If you have shoulder-length hair or longer, please wear it back and away from your face; we have plenty of hair ties in the kitchen for you to use and keep. Feel free to bring a favorite apron or a knife you want to practice with, but know that we will supply all the tools you need in class.
Class format: Start your class with a lecture from the chefs about the theme’s tips & tricks. After this introduction, you will break up into teams of three or four people, and start cooking a recipe. Each team/station will make a different recipe, so the class as a whole prepares the menu in its entirety. You are encouraged to rotate from one station to another, but you won’t be able to make
every dish. We will start the class with a prepared snack, and eat together what we have cooked at the end of the class. You are welcome to eat as much as you’d like in class, but unfortunately, Kitchen on Fire’s zoning permit does not allow students to take food home.
Wine and other Alcoholic Beverages: We wholeheartedly invite class participants (who are 21 and older) to bring any beverages they would like to enjoy during their stay at Kitchen on Fire for personal consumption. We cannot sell or distribute alcohol and we uphold ABC regulations. No minor can drink and we cannot have intoxicated students attending a class. Our friends at Vintage Berkeley wine shop on Vine Street will extend a 10% discount on any bottles you purchase for your class at Kitchen on Fire - just bring in this letter.
Allergies: Please take a look at the class menu. If you think you might be allergic to anything on the menu please get in touch and we can double check the ingredient list (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kitchen On Fire
Cooking school since 2005
We offer a warm, intimate, and unique environment where professional, seasoned chef instructors share their knowledge and experience. We cover ingredient and tool instruction first, and offer valuable nutritional information in a lecture before students dive into the menu for the day. Get ready for hands-on cooking classes with our chefs and assistants while learning interesting techniques and delicious, easy-to-duplicate recipes! With two locations, in Berkeley and Oakland, California, Kitchen we have the most fun cooking classes in the East Bay and San Francisco Bay Area!