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
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
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...

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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Where you'll be

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 953 reviews.

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 !
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 exper…
Thaniya
June 2021
hands on experience from very much an expert pastry chef. it was very educational and so fun. i walked away with a baking kit. can’t wait to try to make these at home. it really was the best pastel de nata i’ve eaten in Portugal, and i made it!
hands on experience from very much an expert pastry chef. it was very educational and so fun. i walked away with a baking kit. can’t wait to try to make these at home. it really wa…
Helen
June 2021
Thank you Joao for what was an amazing experience. I had a 3 week trip booked in Portugal which included surfing, I wanted to break up my trip with a bit of cooking as I love cooking and I love pastel de nata's. I am so glad I did this. What a great experience and so fun. Joao gave us a beautiful and fun insight making Portuguese national dessert. It was fun, met some great people and well I've got to say - my nata's were beyond beautiful. YUM. If you have the opportunity to drove through and do this experience, DO IT!. Well worth it. Thank you
Thank you Joao for what was an amazing experience. I had a 3 week trip booked in Portugal which included surfing, I wanted to break up my trip with a bit of cooking as I love cooki…
Joel
June 2021
We had a great time making our Pasteis de Nata! João was a superb host - and coaches you through making the best Pasteis in Portugal. They ended up beautiful and delicious. 100% recommend!
Ana Isabel
January 2021
Foi uma experiência magnífica em família! O João foi muito atencioso e competente, adorámos a forma como nos recebeu e encaminhou ao longo do workshop. E os pasteis de nata, uma maravilha!! Recomendamos, sem dúvida.
Markus
October 2020
If you want to have a genuine Portuguese experience, go and bake some Pasteis with João! His family run business is in my view the best place to learn this tradition. I had a million questions about how to make those little parcels of happiness, all of them have been answered from the very knowledgeable and passionate baker that João is. The workshop was really fun and relaxed, which is just what you want on holiday.
If you want to have a genuine Portuguese experience, go and bake some Pasteis with João! His family run business is in my view the best place to learn this tradition. I had a milli…

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Dietary preferences

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.