Your Move: Chess Pies

You won’t learn the Queen’s Gambit in this hands-on class, but we will teach you our best strategies for something equally as challenging—pie! We’ll set you up for success in creating two favorite Bakehouse pies—Chocolate Chess and Lemon Chess—including their flaky, all-butter crusts.

Chess pies are a Southern tradition. Chocolate Chess pie features a creamy baked chocolate custard, while Lemon Chess is made with lots of fresh lemon juice, fresh lemon zest, and a splash of buttermilk. Both are sure to be winning additions to your baking repertoire!

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and the two chess pies you made in class.

We'll end the in-person class with a pie tasting and you'll go home with some great coupons.

Additional Products

My Weigh Kitchen Scale


A scale is the perfect way to take the guesswork out of your measuring, but not all scales are created equal. The My Weigh KD-8000 is one of our favorites, and it's the same version of the scale our instructors use during BAKE! Classes. We like it because it weighs accurately down to 1 gram/0.05 oz, which means even small measurements will be precise. It also has a Baker's Math function that lets you calculate percentages of other ingredients in a recipe based on the total weight of your flour—a great way to figure out your dough's hydration, or to scale a recipe up or down!

The scale is battery-powered (but comes with an AC adapter if you'd rather have it plugged in) and has a weight capacity of up to 8000 grams/17.62 lb. It features a backlit LCD readout with a protective cover, and a removable platform for easy cleaning. The price includes ground shipping.

Basic Pastry Baking Kit


Our Basic Pastry Kit is ideal for newer pastry bakers, and includes tools we typically use for baked goods like scones, cookies, and brownies. It comes packed with the following equipment: a bowl scraper, a bench knife, an oven thermometer, ten sheets of parchment paper, a small pastry brush, a small offset spatula, 1 oz portion scoop, and a french rolling pin. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm EST
In-Person $135.00 6 spots left
Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Virtual $85.00 5 spots left