Pastel de Nata Workshop at REAL Bakery

Mafra, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Zara & João

2 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
Committed to safety
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Up to 8 people
Portuguese cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

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!

-> NOW also hosting online experiences: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1687733

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 PRIVATE experiences and baking parties - get in touch!
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!

-> NOW also hosting online experiences: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1687733

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 tr…

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...

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Zara & João

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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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 960 reviews.

Jonas
September 2021
Great workshop!!! João was very kind. We learned a lot and he explained everything very well. We are looking forward to make them at home :)
Charlotte
September 2021
Superbe expérience. On n’attend plus qu’une chose : tenter de faire aussi bien à la maison ! Nos pasteis étaient très bons. Joâo a partagé sa recette et à du se montrer pédagogue. Nous avons passé un moment privilégié avec lui car les autres participants ont annulé à la dernière minute.
Luiza-Maria
August 2021
Vivez une expérience unique. Un grand merci au chef Manuel. Nous étions attendues par une délicieuse petite dégustation de pâtisseries maison. Le chef Manuel nous a alors ouvert les portes de son labo à pâtisserie pour nous dévoiler les secrets de la fabrication du trésor national, le pasteis de Nata. Ne vous posez même pas la question, allez les rencontrer
João
August 2021
Great value for money! Joao is a great storyteller and you actually get your hands “dirty”. And the Pastéis de Nata are delicious!!!
Adam
July 2021
Joao put on a fantastic and personal experience for our small group Even though the cafe lost all power he still managed to make a unforgettable experience. he is for sure an expert with years of experience and stories to share. and the end result the best pastel de natas I have ever tasted !
Natalia
July 2021
I really enjoyed the class. João is very welcoming and great at sharing his knowledge, making it a fun experience to learn about Portuguese baking culture and try making some too. I think I learned new things and am looking forward to try baking pastel de nata at home

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