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Russian Pastry Class 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 8 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

Have you always wanted to master Russian desserts? Join me in the kitchen for a fun adventure as I share my secrets to cooking, that you can easily recreate at home. We will start off with delicious tea.

It will be a small group, so we will do all the cooking together. The class will be interactive, rather than demonstrative and you will work in pairs. We will make:

- Chocolate salami, a popular chocolate biscuit dessert
- Apple/Pear & Cinnamon Puffs with caramelized sugar
- "Ushki" - Popular Eastern European Cookies
- Russian Marmelad ( fruit candies)

- We will feast on what we cook

- You can take all cake/dessert home (if any left) - Please take a container :)

- All ingredients will be provided.

- You will also receive a full recipe 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, vegan cakes can be requested too.

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
Come in comfy clothes that you don't mind cooking in. Please advice on allergies.
Have you always wanted to master Russian desserts? Join me in the kitchen for a fun adventure as I share my secrets to cooking, that you can easily recreate at home. We will start off with delicious tea.

It will be a small group, so we will do all the cooking together. The class will be interactive, rather than demonstrative and you will work in pairs. We will make:

- Chocolate salami, a popular chocolate biscuit dessert…

What's included

  • Food
    Let me know if you have any allergies or 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
  • 22 Reviews
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Latvian/Russian girl living in London, passionate about cakes and pastry. In fact, I am obsessed with desserts :)

My goal is to share nice moments with my guests and to help them make Russian desserts like a pro. We will make some of the most traditional desserts, that you can recreate at home.

I have found hosting Airbnb experiences truly satisfying, meeting the guests being my favorite part! 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 cakes and pastry. In fact, I am obsessed with desserts :)

My goal is to share nice moments with my guests and to help them make Russian desserts like a pro. We will make some of the most traditional desserts, that you can recreate at home.

I have found hosting Airbnb experiences truly satisfying, meeting the guests being my favorite part! Please check out some of my other cooking experiences in London, if you'd lik…
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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 cozy flat overlooking London on the 14th floor.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Julia
November 2019
Me and my mum had lots of fun making these desserts! We felt very welcome and enjoyed learning new skills. Would recommend to those looking to get more into baking as these desserts would be great to make at home!
Ileana
October 2019
Alla’s baking class didn’t feel like a class. It felt like you were at you’re best friend’s house and you were baking russian sweets. I loved it! Very simple, fun, interactive.
Alyson
September 2019
Highly recommend Alla’s baking class. She’s very kind, welcoming, skilled & full of expertise. The variety of desserts was interesting & recipes simple to make. I’ll definitely make them back in the U.S.
Paul
August 2019
What a great experience!! Superhost! If you’re looking for a great cooking class, look no further. Alla was very informative and friendly, makes you feel very comfortable while navigating new areas of the kitchen. It was perfect for my girlfriends birthday surprise, great unique experience while visiting London.
What a great experience!! Superhost! If you’re looking for a great cooking class, look no further. Alla was very informative and friendly, makes you feel very comfortable while nav…
Martin
August 2019
A wonderful experience! Hands down the highlight of our current visit to London. Alla is very friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, and a fantastic teacher. She taught us how to cook four amazing pastries that turned out absolutely delicious. We came to find out that she is actually an accomplished blogger and youtuber with nearly 100,000 YouTube subscribers as of today’s date. If you get a chance to attend one of her 3 live cooking classes in London you definitely should - you’ll love it. In summary - highly recommended. We had a wonderful time.
A wonderful experience! Hands down the highlight of our current visit to London. Alla is very friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, and a fantastic teacher. She taught us how to cook…
Denelia
June 2019
Enjoyable cooking learning experience with Alla. It turns out that making pastry is not always difficult, there is an easy and simple one and does not require much time to make it. Which certainly tastes delicious. Can be directly practiced at home
Enjoyable cooking learning experience with Alla. It turns out that making pastry is not always difficult, there is an easy and simple one and does not require much time to make it.…

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 an accommodation.
Vegetarian
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Vegan
Pescatarian
Fish allergy
Soy-free
Shellfish allergy

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

A food container in case there is cake left over

Feel free to bring alcoholic drinks if you wish