You must have seen my tweets on baking tarts last week… well, Last week I was invited to ‘Bake with Maria’. Maria teaches classes on how to make everything from bread, to pastries to pretzels and tarts. I joined in on the ‘Tasty Tarts’ class, which was a 3 hour evening class from 6-9pm based around Swiss cottage/St Johns wood area in London.
Let me say… I am not a baker – would love to be, but I am not so I didn’t really know what to expect. Not only is Maria’s kitchen so beautiful and cosy, her classes are quite small which is a lot more intimate, hands on and you actually get to learn. I will definitely have to attend other classes by Maria (the Pretzel one looks like so much fun!)
On to my class, me and Tamara were joined with three other students – we all had our own chair and space on the large baking table. We learnt how to make everything from the dough to the crust to the fillings as well as the presentation of the tarts. The class was a ton of fun (Maria is a great sport!) and we also got to treat ourselves to croissants from the previous class
We made Pecan caramel tarts, Lemon tarts and berries with custard tarts – They looked fab. We all got to leave with our tarts after a great evening of fun, learning and some delicious tarts.
Thank you Maria!!