Rustic Apple Pie
2 reviewsWashington, United States
Experience hosted by Alexandra
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English
What you'll do
Lets put on aprons and get our hands into the flour and butter. Learn more than one way to peel an apple. Making a pie, tart, or galette is not rocket science. Im going to demonstrate how to throw together something rich and yummy that will impress your friends and family. You'll replicate my technique and leave knowing how to prepare a myriad of desserts you can then take to Thanksgiving or simply devour at home. Its fun, easy and delicious.
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For many years and in many forms I have taught culinary skills. I ran a non profit Festival Foods which gave culinary skills to those in need. I have for 7 years run a program in the Montgomery County schools combining cooking, health, nutrition, and basic economics to hungry teenagers. I would like now to focus on demystifying daunting techniques and sharing the pleasure of making something from scratch that can be impressively shared with friends and family.
Where you'll be
My house in the heart of Adams Morgan is a well equipped yet approachable kitchen full of tricks of the trade. As I learned on the first day of culinary school "never blame your equipment." One can create brilliant desserts with basics.
Making this rustic apple pie was one of the coolest cooking experiences I’ve ever had in my life.. it was definitely worth the value and it made me so happy after having kind of a crappy day. I am not much of a cook and I learned how to make dough from scratch which was amazing! The location is awesome Alexandra‘s house is so beautiful and in the heart of Lanier Heights which is right next to Adams Morgan. There are really cool intricate and eclectic figurines all around her house and it’s big and sunny not to mention the kitchen and all of the tools that we use were magical and dazzling. This experience was not only therapeutic but it made me feel like I was part of the community. I spoke with Brynn Ada, the other person in this experience. I loved writing down the ingredients after we did the making of the pie while we. Waited for it to cook for 30 minutes. I’ve always had kind of a weird relationship with food and sweets but I also realize that since this pie was not processed at all and it was baked completely from scratch, I was so game to eat it wholeheartedly! The cool part was that we even got to keep 3/4 of the extra dough so that we can take it home and make it again for practice! And guess what I’m going to do tonight? I’m going to make it again! Alexandra is a cooking expert. I learned that she teaches healthy eating and nutrition to kids in schools. I was so comfortable and I felt at home during this experience. I would highly recommend it to locals and tourists alike! I must say I’m not a fan at all of apple pies and I didn’t want to eat it at the beginning so I saved it and I took it home with me... when I had friends over I served it to them and then I decided to eat 1/4 of what I had baked.... oh my God it was so good I actually like apple pies now! Not just any apple pie a rustic apple pie which is this apple turnover pie! We use this really cool Apple cutting system where we peel the Apple skin off in a circle on this machine that Alexandra had bought from bed Bath and beyond.... she told us the secrets and the important things about making a wonderful apple pie like using the certain type of paper called parchment paper... I can’t wait until she comes up with other experiences to make different types of foods I will sign up for every single one of them!
Making this rustic apple pie was one of the coolest cooking experiences I’ve ever had in my life.. it was definitely worth the value and it made me so happy after having kind of a…
Things to know
Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
Parking is difficult in my area. Please give yourself time to find it if you are driving.