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Bake Portuguese Traditional Sweets

São Mamede de Infesta, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Joana

2 hours
Portuguese
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

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It's not easy to find true Portuguese Traditional sweets and pastries, so this is your chance to know all about them!

This class is focus on lesser-known sweets that are loved by locals but travelers don't usually have a chance to know about or taste.

Let me introduce you to the amazing way of baking sweets and desserts in Portugal that I learned from my grandmothers.

During our experience, I will tell you all the story behind the sweets, who created and cherish them until nowadays and all together let's bake 3 different and scrumptious portuguese delicacies: my favorite Conventual Sweets!

There are hundreds of different traditional sweets, so I will change the recipes quite often. This season (fall/winter 2019) we are making:

- Brisas do Liz
- Queijadas
- Pastéis de Feijão

Attention: If you are looking for Pastel de Nata, I host a class on those, please check my profile.
~ I can make private classes and different dates, send a message! ~

It's not easy to find true Portuguese Traditional sweets and pastries, so this is your chance to know all about them!

This class is focus on lesser-known sweets that are loved by locals but travelers don't usually have a chance to know about or taste.

Let me introduce you to the amazing way of baking sweets and desserts in Portugal that I learned…

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What's included

  • Food
    Our own ttraditional Sweets to feast
  • Drinks
    Coffee
    Tea
    Orange Juice
From $24
/ person

Meet your host, Joana

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 62 Reviews
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Oh, hi there!

I'm Joana, born and raised in Porto, a lover of all things cooking and baking related, travel enthusiast and a Tourism Management graduate.

Office working style it's not my thing - hosting, teaching, learning, meeting new people everyday, telling stories and hearing fabulous adventures from fellow travelers are my passions.

I come from a traditional (and by traditional, of course I mean a very loud) Portuguese family with a deep love for homemade dishes.

Let me share all of these things with you! Can't wait to meet you!
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Where you'll be

We will be in my apartment - There is no better place to be! You will be able to meet my cozy home with natural light and everything we need for a messy cooking time!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Laura
July 2020
My second time doing an experience hosted by Joana. We love how her experiences update throughout the year which means there’s always a new recipe to learn. Joana is a great story teller and explains all steps in a clear manner, we were impressed! Thanks for showing us what we could easily miss as visitors in Porto.
My second time doing an experience hosted by Joana. We love how her experiences update throughout the year which means there’s always a new recipe to learn. Joana is a great story…
Frank
March 2020
Het volledig leren van de bak-kunsten is natuurlijk niet te doen in twee uur, maar de basis kennen we inmiddels! Een leuke workshop in een mooie werkplek, een absolute aanrader.
Rose
February 2020
Wonderful experience all around! Just the right amount of people. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Joana has a great folksy knowledge & makes this a very homey atmosphere.
Sofie
January 2020
We did the traditional sweets workshop with Joana and it was lovely! She made us feel very welcome and part of the family. Joana was very passionate about the recipes and about us feeling involved. We made three sweet pastries and at the end we tasted them with tea or coffee. The experience ended an hour later than expected, which was absolutely no problem for us, since we didn't plan anything later, but may be good to know for people who do plan or book something afterwards. We loved the experience and we are definitely trying the pastries at home! Highly recommended!!
We did the traditional sweets workshop with Joana and it was lovely! She made us feel very welcome and part of the family. Joana was very passionate about the recipes and about us…
Philipp
January 2020
It was a fantastic experience and a nice afternoon. We can recommend it to everyone who is visiting Porto. The traditional sweets where so delicious and it was so funny to bake them! Joana was an absolutly authentic host :-) She also gave us some perfect tips for restaurant, bars and not so touristic but beautiful places to visit in Porto!!
It was a fantastic experience and a nice afternoon. We can recommend it to everyone who is visiting Porto. The traditional sweets where so delicious and it was so funny to bake th…
Derek
January 2020
We are spending a few weeks in Porto and thought we would give the experience a try. We had a most enjoyable and relaxed afternoon with a really nice group of people from all corners of the world. We all helped to make some absolutely delicious traditional Portugeuse sweet treats with the help of our excellent and patient host Joanna. We learnt a little of the history of the treats and enjoyed tasting our creations with a lovely group afternoon tea at the end. This was a group effort and nobody was under any pressure even novice bakers like us felt at ease. If you have the time give it a try it is really enjoyable.
We are spending a few weeks in Porto and thought we would give the experience a try. We had a most enjoyable and relaxed afternoon with a really nice group of people from all corne…

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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

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

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