Life Skills

FLEX Little Chefs Baking Club: Pies, Crust and Chocolate Tart (Home Economics)

In this life skills cooking class, bake scrumptious desserts from scratch, including: homemade pie crust, apple pie, pecan pie and a chocolate tart.
Señora Sarah
31 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Jun 26

Jun 26 - Jul 17 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jul 17

Jul 17 - Aug 14 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun Jul 24

Jul 24 - Aug 21 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

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Class Experience

Students will be able to make basic pie crust from scratch, as well as 3 full-size autumn desserts: apple pie, pecan pie, and a chocolate tart. 
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks or 225 grams) unsalted butter, frozen and cut into small cubes
3 tablespoons ice water
2 tablespoons vodka
Egg wash for brushing on the crust (Egg wash is 1 egg + 1 tablespoon of milk or cream)

*You will need to DOUBLE this recipe to make the APPLE PIE.*

You will need to make double the BASIC PIE CRUST recipe, so please consult the ingredients above.
For the filling, you will need:

3 lbs (About 1.5 kg) of tart, firm apples (For example, Granny Smith apples or Honey Crisp apples)
1/4 fresh lemon juice
1/3-2/3 cup of sugar (depending how sweet you like your pie)
1/4 cup (about 1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon all spice
1 Tablespoon corn starch
1 Tablespoon molasses (optional)
a handful of raisins (optional)
pinch of salt
egg wash to crush on the pie crush (Egg wash is 1 egg + 1 tablespoon of cream or milk.)

You will need to make the BASIC PIE CRUST recipe, so please see the ingredients above for the basic pie crust. 

For the pecan pie filling, you'll need:
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup maple syrup, or corn syrup (or honey, or agave syrup)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (optional. I'll leave it out because I think the maple syrup is sweet enough.)
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (about 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 cups (one 10-oz bag) pecan halves

The chocolate tart has its own special crust. You do not need to make the basic pie crust from week 1 for this recipe. All the ingredients for the chocolate tart crust are included in the following list:

-2 sticks of butter
-0.5 cups powdered sugar
-4 eggs
-1.5 cups all-purpose flour
-2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
-0.25 teaspoons salt
-0.3 cups water
-1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 tablespoon vanilla

In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Assessment is informal. I'll check out the photos of kids' recipes, and also take their questions in the virtual classroom to help them out. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents please note that students will use some potentially dangerous kitchen equipment, including: an oven, knives, and a food processor. Supervision is advised, especially for younger children.

These recipes contain allergens, which include (depending on the recipe): wheat flour, butter, nuts and eggs. Please carefully check the SUPPLY LIST for each recipe if your child has allergies. 


Señora Sarah
Lives in the United States
Spanish and Cooking Classes
31 total reviews
57 completed classes

About Me

*SUMMER VACATION ALERT: I am unavailable to teach classes from May 12-June 20, 2022.*

Hi, I'm Sarah! I've taught children online since 2014, and I'm excited to meet your kids!

I lived and trekked around Mexico (and a bit in Guatemala) for 7... 
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