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Better Baking: Basics of Pie Baking

  • Finca tres Robles 257 N. Greenwood Houston, TX 77011 (map)

Learn the basics and feel empowered to bake your own beautiful pies totally from scratch. This beginner class with cover how to make a great pastry pie crust (it's not as hard as it looks), basic fruit fillings and ideas for simple but stunning decorative crust designs, including lattice work and pastry flowers. We'll eat some pie and drink coffee under the oaks, and everyone will make their own fried fruit-filled fried hand pies to take home. Not suitable for those with wheat allergies or sensitivities. Take home pies will contain gluten and dairy.

Instructor: Sarah Rodriguez Arvidsson operates Homebaked Hembakat ( - an East End home bakery specializing in Swedish cakes and cookies as well as artisanal sourdoughs. Homebaked Hembakat is also home to Houston's only sourdough hotel - where Sarah cares for sourdough starters while bakers are away from town. She bakes almost daily and has years of experience making breads in the home kitchen. She is super passionate about sourdoughs and excited to share her knowledge. She is also happy to make herself available to participants after class to help to diagnose issues and provide support so participants make the most mind-blowing breads of their lives.

NOTE: This class is hosted at Finca Tres Robles urban farm located at 257 N Greenwood St, Houston, TX 77011. Please email with any questions.

Weather Cancellation Policy: Classes may be cancelled by Finca Tres Robles in the case of severe weather; however classes will not automatically be cancelled due to rain. Please stay in contact with farm staff if concerned about weather. Classes will be rescheduled as necessary.

Earlier Event: April 27
Pick-It-Yourself Harvest Saturday
Later Event: April 27
Move and Groove at Finca