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Make Russian Dumplings with a Chef

Greater London, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Alla

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Russian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

Love Russian food, want to master the famous Dumplings (Pelmeni)? Join me in the kitchen for a fun adventure as I share my secrets to cooking, that you can easily recreate at home.

It will be a small group, so we will do all the cooking together. The class will be interactive, rather than demonstrative.

- We will start with making the perfect dough. I will give you all the tricks and tips on how to achieve a soft and thin dough.

- We will be making 2 different fillings, one with meat and one with cheese.

- I will show you how to make dumplings by hand, so you will learn the technique.

- We will fry and boil the dumplings and enjoy our homemade dumplings in a traditional way with sour cream & dill.

- We will feast on what we cook

- All ingredients will be provided.

- You will also receive a full recipe with directions of what we will make during the class.

Classes can also be booked for groups and special celebrations. If your date is not available please write to make a request.

Please specify dietary requirements and allergies when booking :)

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot take bookings for 1 person, so please check if someone else is coming on that day or message me in advance before booking if you travelling solo, in case I can add you to another class :)
Other things to note
We'll be handling raw meat (pork) in the class. Come in comfy clothes that you don't mind cooking in. Please advise on allergies and any special diets.
Love Russian food, want to master the famous Dumplings (Pelmeni)? Join me in the kitchen for a fun adventure as I share my secrets to cooking, that you can easily recreate at home.

It will be a small group, so we will do all the cooking together. The class will be interactive, rather than demonstrative.

- We will start with making the perfect dough. I will give you all the tricks and tips on how to achieve a soft and thi…

What's included

  • Food
    Let me know if you are on a special diet!
  • Drinks
    I will provide you with a delicious Tea from my collection of teas
  • Tickets
    E-recipes
  • Equipment
    I will provide all the baking/cooking equipment for the class

Meet your host, Alla

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 27 Reviews
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Latvian/Russian girl living in London, passionate about food. In fact, I am a food addict and pretty much talk about food all day long :) I absolutely love Russian dumplings - Pelmeni, and everyone who tried it, loves it as well, as they can be so versatile. You can also have them fried or boiled in a traditional broth!

The process of making the dumplings is so relaxing and calming, that I wanted to create this experience. My goal is to share nice moments with my guests and to help them make Russian dumplings like a chef.

Please check out some of my other cooking experiences in London, if you'd like to try something unique and tasty. If you want to see my work check out my Instagram - @allasyummyfood.

I’ve received a 2-year CPR & First Aid certification from the Red Cross (issued Sept. 11th, 2019)
Latvian/Russian girl living in London, passionate about food. In fact, I am a food addict and pretty much talk about food all day long :) I absolutely love Russian dumplings - Pelmeni, and everyone who tried it, loves it as well, as they can be so versatile. You can also have them fried or boiled in a traditional broth!

The process of making the dumplings is so relaxing and calming, that I wanted to create this experience. My goal is to share nice moments with my guests and to help t…
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Where you'll be

We will visit just one place - It will be at my home. I will not be moving locations. Its a cosy flat overlooking London on the 14th floor.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 27 reviews.

Stefano
October 2019
I did the Dumpling class with Alla on a weekend. I didn't know what to do that weekend and with my girlfriend we found this experience and booked last minute. Despite that Alla has been super friendly and well organised. We brought our wine to enjoy during the class. We made 2 different type of dumplings, much easier than expected boiled (more delicate) and fried (tastier and more naughty). I highly recommend Alla and her classes, in fact I also did the Mirror Glazed cake class too. Alla is deeply knowledgeable and very friendly, if you are lucky enough to share the experience with other nice people, as it happens to me, it's definitely a beautiful way to spend few hours!!
I did the Dumpling class with Alla on a weekend. I didn't know what to do that weekend and with my girlfriend we found this experience and booked last minute. Despite that Alla has…
Debbie
October 2019
If you have ANY interest in cooking, absolutely take one of Alla’s classes. It’s a short 5-7 minute walk from the Stockwell tube station (in Zone 2), very easy to find her apartment. She had everything set us and prepped when we arrived and warmly greeted us. We made 2 kinds of traditional dumplings, and we left with confidence that we could recreate them at home. Best of all, we got to eat what we made! The 11am start time was perfect as we were hungry by the time the dumplings we done. She is very open and easy to talk to which made the experience much more personal. Best of all, she showed us how to connect to her online recipes and how to videos so we could continue exploring Russian/Latvian cooking. I already found her online borscht presentation that we are excited to try when we get home. Her personal class was an excellent value and we (my husband and I) highly recommend it!
If you have ANY interest in cooking, absolutely take one of Alla’s classes. It’s a short 5-7 minute walk from the Stockwell tube station (in Zone 2), very easy to find her apartmen…
Rian
September 2019
Great experience! Delicious food and friendly host and I would definitely recommend! We went for my boyfriends birthday and he also loved it. Thanks Alla!
Kristin
September 2019
Lovely experience with a lovely young lady! Was very small group and hands on. Recipes were straightforward and yet impressively delicious! Definitely going to make these scrumptious pelmini at home! Alla and her cute pooch Milo were warm and inviting. Highly recommend if you want to try something a little different!
Lovely experience with a lovely young lady! Was very small group and hands on. Recipes were straightforward and yet impressively delicious! Definitely going to make these scrumptio…
Natalie
May 2019
It was an excellent experience. Although the building seemed to be a bit old, Alla's kitchen was clean, tidy and modern. Since we were a small group (2 people), she made the Pelmeni with us and provided us with some useful tips. It was a relaxing time with soft music and her lovely French bulldog.
It was an excellent experience. Although the building seemed to be a bit old, Alla's kitchen was clean, tidy and modern. Since we were a small group (2 people), she made the Pelmen…
Laura
May 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Alla was very welcoming, a great instructor, and shared quite a bit of cooking knowledge. It was a great bonding experience for our family. Thank you!

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Shellfish allergy
Tree nut allergy
Peanut allergy
Vegetarian
Soya-free
Fish allergy
Pescatarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Positive mood and smiles :)