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Bake with a local: Madeleines

San Francisco, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Maira

2.5 hoursHosted in English and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
French cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

You will learn how to bake delicious madeleines. We will focus on two basic recipes: Vanilla and Lemon. We will share a working station, and each guest will have the ingredients to scale, mix and bake beautiful madeleines using vintage baking molds.

Optional: After baking, we will seat in a beautiful table to enjoy some coffee/tea/water, madeleines and ourselves. This will also be a moment to take pictures and pack some madeleines for the way home.
* I use a Lacto-ovo vegetarian recipe. Therefore, this is not recommended if you are dairy or gluten intolerant. I am currently working on a recipe to accommodate. I appreciate your understanding of this limitation.
** We will use grams (metric system).

This experience can be booked privately for up to 6 guests. You will get a 5% discount when you book for 3 up to 6 guests.
Private group price starts at $275. The final price will be determined by the number of people in your group. Ideal option if you're looking for something more exclusive with family and friends.
Other things to note
Make sure to get to the meeting location on time.
Charge your phone and/or bring your charger.
Shoeless environment. Slippers provided.
You will learn how to bake delicious madeleines. We will focus on two basic recipes: Vanilla and Lemon. We will share a working station, and each guest will have the ingredients to scale, mix and bake beautiful madeleines using vintage baking molds.

Optional: After baking, we will seat in a beautiful table to enjoy some coffee/tea/water, madeleines and ourselves. This will also be a moment to take pictures and pack some madeleines for…

What's included

  • Food
    The Madeleine that you will bake :)
  • Drinks
    Water, coffee or tea.
  • Equipment
    Mix bowls, utensils, and madeleine molds. ( not to be taken but to be used...

Meet your host, Maira

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 38 Reviews
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I love cooking. I grew up in Brazil, lived in Tokyo and I have been in San Francisco for the last 10 years. I'm Latina from Brazil. I've attended culinary school and completed the Le Cordon Bleu culinary program. I have cooked professionally for over five years but my biggest pleasure is home cooking and share my skills with friends. All guests are welcome!
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Where you'll be

We will be in my kitchen, in the beautiful Mission Bay. We have plenty of access to public transportation. Once you book the experience, I will send you a confirmation email and message with details about how to get here.
Jason
February 2020
This is a very intimate experience, with four people plus our amazing instructor, Maira. She made us feel very comfortable in her home & walked through all the steps, how to measure ingredients (it is not as simple as 1 Cup Sugar), and even where locally she got all the ingredients! We were big proponents of Costco Madeline’s before this class, but never again! After all the madeleines were baked, we all sat down at this sweet tea table to drink tea & enjoy the snacks we had made. We are not big tea people, but it changed our views with madeleines! Like we had been missing out on something all along. This was such a great & enjoyable experience & had PLENTY of madeleines to take home for later enjoyment!
This is a very intimate experience, with four people plus our amazing instructor, Maira. She made us feel very comfortable in her home & walked through all the steps, how to measur…
Eric
January 2020
Maira's madeleine baking experience was so much fun (and tasty). Her space has an amazing view of San Francisco's Mission Bay and her kitchen is spacious. She thoughtfully prepared all the materials so it was easy for us to arrive and get started and focus on the finer details of our baking instructions.
Maira's madeleine baking experience was so much fun (and tasty). Her space has an amazing view of San Francisco's Mission Bay and her kitchen is spacious. She thoughtfully prepared…
Gabrielle
December 2019
My family and I had a wonderful experience with Maira. Beyond making delicious madelines, Maira shared some fun stories and made us feel very welcomed :). We learned some great baking tips and now have a fantastic recipe to try for the holidays. My mom loved it so much that she wants to do another experience with Maira!
My family and I had a wonderful experience with Maira. Beyond making delicious madelines, Maira shared some fun stories and made us feel very welcomed :). We learned some great bak…
Miranda
August 2019
Maira is an amazing host! I had such a wonderful time spending the afternoon baking with Maira, learning about madeleines and how to bake them. It felt like spending the afternoon with a friend, and I also got to walk away with and delicious bag of goodies and a stellar new recipe. Maira really went above and beyond and was so welcoming, warm and accommodating. I instantly felt at ease and had so much fun getting to know everyone. I can't wait to impress my friends with my new skills!
Maira is an amazing host! I had such a wonderful time spending the afternoon baking with Maira, learning about madeleines and how to bake them. It felt like spending the afternoon…
Steven
May 2019
Okay, Maybe Maira didn't put us on a space shuttle with Elon Musk, but it sure felt like a 12-star experience to me. ( https://mastersofscale.com/brian-chesky-handcrafted/ ). She is infectiously passionate about foods from all around the world and her baking. We learned new techniques, baked and enjoyed the best madeleines ever! (I knew there had to be something better than the ones in Starbuck's somewhere) and shared culinary experience from near and far. Maira and her husband were an ourstadning host and made us feel right at home. Many many thanks :)
Okay, Maybe Maira didn't put us on a space shuttle with Elon Musk, but it sure felt like a 12-star experience to me. ( https://mastersofscale.com/brian-chesky-handcrafted/ ). She…
Mansi
May 2019
Maíra was amazing. She hosted my sister, my kid brother (11) and I. She was patient and very careful with my brother as it was his first time baking. She’s really good with kids. She was thoughtful and had every thing in place. Her house is beautiful and she is a really fun company. With every step, she explained to us in detail why we use what we use. And she also always gave alternatives on every ingredient (which I think is really helpful). Which also displayed how deep her knowledge is about baking. I’d definitely recommend this experience to any and everyone if you’re even remotely interested baking. We ended it with jasmine tea and fun conversations and it was a perfect bonding exercise between my siblings and I.
Maíra was amazing. She hosted my sister, my kid brother (11) and I. She was patient and very careful with my brother as it was his first time baking. She’s really good with kids. S…

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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.
    Vegetarian

    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.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    What to bring

    Guests don't need to bring anything.

    Equipment and ingredients will be provided by the host.