WHEN PIES FLY: Puff Pastry with author Cathy Barrow

Thu | Oct 17, 2019 | 6–9:30P

Teacher Cathy Barrow

Holiday parties mean fancy appetizers. Big gatherings call for showstopping contributions. And overnight company revel in your homemade breakfast pastries. What do all these dishes have in common? Puff Pastry. Puff pastry is one of the most useful doughs in the kitchen, shapeshifting to fit any occasion.
Pie-vangelist Cathy Barrow, returning after last year's slab pie class, is here to teach us how to make homemade, super easy, positively delicious puff pastry. (Every attendee will make their own to take home.) Cathy will show us her game-changing, game-day stromboli for big parties. And we'll all make bakery-style beautiful breakfast pastries including pastry cream and streusel.
We will break from the baking action to enjoy dinner together - you’ll sit down with Cathy and your fellow students to enjoy a stromboli feast (with a vegetarian version, too), with wines, beers and non-alcoholic drinks. When class concludes, you'll depart with the book, puff pastry savvy & dough, and some bonus breakfast pastries to fortify your next kitchen adventures.
class notes:
*A signed copy of WHEN PIES FLY: Handmade Pastries from Strudels to Stromboli, Empanadas to Knishes is included in the ticket price. You will also make and take home your own ready-to-use dough & some freshly baked breakfast pastries.
Please note: This class is part demonstration, part hands-on cooking, and all puff pastry fun!

Menu | Recipes

Quick Puff Pastry

Cardamom Pear Breakfast Pastries
with Pastry Cream & Streusal

Antipasto Stromboli

Confit Eggplant
for Vegetarian Antipasto Stromboli

About the teacher

Cathy Barrow

Cathy Barrow is a freelance food writer, cooking teacher, and food preservation expert. She writes the “BRING IT” column in the Washington Post’s food section. Her first cookbook, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, won the prestigious IACP award for best single-subject cookbook in 2015.
She has written for the New York Times, Serious Eats, Garden & Gun, The Local Palate, Saveur, Southern Living, Food52, AllRecipes Magazine, NPR, and National Geographic, among others.
Cathy lives just outside Washington, D.C. with her husband and two rescued terriers. Follow her pie adventures on Instagram and visit her at cathybarrow.com
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