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Holiday Boot Camp: Pies and Tarts

Holiday Boot Camp Believe it or not, it’s rapidly approaching: Holiday Season 2016! Is it your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner or the annual neighborhood cocktail party? Don’t panic, our special four-course series will help you win the holidays this year with creative recipes, do-ahead techniques, and tips to take the stress out of holiday cooking and baking. Each class is $130, or $470 if you sign up for the entire series. Classes are held at Rocket Restaurant Resource, 2940 7th Street, Berkeley.

It will be as ‘easy as pie’ to make delicious pies and tarts for your holiday feasts after you have taken this class. You will learn a variety of styles of pie dough, suitable for different pies and tarts. 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 batch of dough to make a tart or pie for Thanksgiving. Examples of dishes we will make in this class:

·      Bittersweet Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

·      Salted Caramel Tart

·      Apple Cranberry Galette with Walnut Streusel

·      Pear Tarte Tatin

·      Spicy Turkey Empanadas