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Pastel de Nata Workshop at REAL Bakery

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 939 reviews.Mafra, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Zara & João

2 hours
Portuguese
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

This is the only cooking class in Portugal where you get to learn about pastry making inside a real award-winning Portuguese bakery - just 30 mins from Lisbon!

The class starts with an introduction to the history of Pastel de Nata as well as the family-run bakery where this workshop takes place. While we talk, you will also get to try other traditional pastries João's bakery is famous for.

After you've geared up, you'll go inside the kitchen of João's very own "pastelaria". This is where you will learn how to bake the irresistible Portuguese Custard Tarts (aka Pastel de Nata / Egg Tarts) everybody loves!

Unlike other Pastel de Nata classes around Lisbon, we will show you how to make puff pastry like the pros. Afterwards, we will make the custard from scratch and bake it all inside a professional oven. During this class we all work together as a team. Everyone will get to make at least 3 tarts by hand - spread the dough with a specific Pastel de Nata technique, fill in the custard, etc. The end result will be a collaborative effort. A delicious one, of course! ;)

In the end, we'll eat the warm tarts with coffee, tea, Port wine or sour cherry liqueur!

* ADULTS & CHILDREN welcome! NO previous cooking experience required! We also organize VERY FUN private experiences and delicious baking parties. We can also run workshops at DIFFERENT TIMINGS. Let us know what works for you!
This is the only cooking class in Portugal where you get to learn about pastry making inside a real award-winning Portuguese bakery - just 30 mins from Lisbon!

The class starts with an introduction to the history of Pastel de Nata as well as the family-run bakery where this workshop takes place. While we talk, you will also get to try other traditional pastries João's bakery is famous for.

After you've geared up, you'll go i…

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What's included

  • Food
    Pastel de Nata
    You'll get to enjoy 3 Portuguese Custard Tarts. You ca...
  • Drinks
    Coffee, tea or Ginjinha
    Enjoy your Pastel de Nata with a drink of your...
  • Equipment
    We arrange all ingredients and baking tools. We also provide aprons, hair n...
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Fri, Sep 25
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Sun, Sep 27
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Meet your host, Zara & João

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I'm Zara, a Portuguese food writer. I got fed up seeing tourists who come to Portugal pay big bucks for cooking classes that aren't always representative of our food culture. That's why I've teamed up with my friend João, who is a 5th generation baker, to share this experience with you!

João grew up in the hospitality business. At 13 years of age, João decided to embrace the family tradition of baking treats. He helps running his family business consisting of 3 bakeries, which have won 3rd Best Pastel de Nata in Lisbon! He will be the one welcoming you into his bakery and teaching you how to make Pastel de Nata at home!

NOTE: this experience used to run in the centre of Lisbon but, because of Covid19 related changes, we are now happily hosting in the town of Malveira, in Mafra, a well-known area famous for its food related traditions
I'm Zara, a Portuguese food writer. I got fed up seeing tourists who come to Portugal pay big bucks for cooking classes that aren't always representative of our food culture. That's why I've teamed up with my friend João, who is a 5th generation baker, to share this experience with you!

João grew up in the hospitality business. At 13 years of age, João decided to embrace the family tradition of baking treats. He helps running his family business consisting of 3 bakeries, which have wo…
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Can't wait to welcome you into our professional bakery kitchen! This class takes place in the "real world", using the same tools pro bakers use every day to delight locals and visitors with the best custard tarts.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 939 reviews.

Slavek
September 2020
Fantastic experience! We learnt everything we needed to know about how to make pastels de nata on our own and we’ll definitely try out the recipe once we get back home. I made delicious pastels even though my greatest cooking achievement to date had been making pancakes and boiling eggs (not always successfully). A lot of insightful knowledge, great atmosphere and loads of fun. Totally recommend it!
Fantastic experience! We learnt everything we needed to know about how to make pastels de nata on our own and we’ll definitely try out the recipe once we get back home. I made deli…
Valerie
September 2020
Tres belle activité qui nous a permis de savoir faire ces célèbres gâteaux portugais. João est un très bon pédagogue, et soucieux de bien faire pour nous faire partager sa passion ... Nous avons vraiment passer un très bon moment et en plus nous nous sommes régalés de nos créations 😊 Merci João 😍
Tres belle activité qui nous a permis de savoir faire ces célèbres gâteaux portugais. João est un très bon pédagogue, et soucieux de bien faire pour nous faire partager sa passion…
Jessica
August 2020
We had an amazing afternoon with Joao. The class was very hands-on and personal, and Joao was so patient with our young son, getting him actively involved in the class. We had a great time doing something unique during our stay, and enjoyed such a fantastic opportunity to learn from the very best! And of course, the results were delicious! We would recommend this class to anyone looking for a personal and friendly experience, and something a bit different!
We had an amazing afternoon with Joao. The class was very hands-on and personal, and Joao was so patient with our young son, getting him actively involved in the class. We had a gr…
Janina
March 2020
It was an amazing experience and Joao was a lovely host, who makes this time to a perfekt afternoon adventure! Highly recommend when you stay in Lisbon and want to take new skills and memories home.
Rachel
March 2020
We had a wonderful time in this class! It was such a great experience to learn about how these yummy classic Portuguese pastries are made and Joao was so kind and knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend it!
Sarah
March 2020
I am so thankful I planned this bakery experience at the beginning of my stay in Lisbon. I gave me a glimpse into the culture I was about to come to love. João was attentive, funny, and included stories, both personal and historic, in our time in the kitchen. I'm anticipating making those luscious pastel de nata in my own home!
I am so thankful I planned this bakery experience at the beginning of my stay in Lisbon. I gave me a glimpse into the culture I was about to come to love. João was attentive, funny…

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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.
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Default classes happen in English, or bilingual depending on participants. If you'd like to book a private class for your group in French, Spanish, Portuguese or English get in touch and we'll arrange it for you!

What to bring

Comfortable light clothing

Comfortable shoes