What you'll do
This is the only cooking class in Lisbon where you get to learn about pastry making inside a real award-winning Portuguese bakery! 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) everybody loves! Unlike other Pastel de Nata classes in town, we will show you how to make puff pastry like the pros - this part if more of a demonstration. Afterwards, we will make the custard from scratch and bake it all inside a professional oven. Please note that we do not have individual cooking stations, but rather 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 or sour cherry liqueur!
Zara & João
I'm Zara, a Portuguese food writer. I got fed up seeing tourists in my city 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. Now, he owns his own bakery and has just won the award for 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!
Pastel de Nata You'll get to enjoy 3 Portuguese Custard Tarts. You can eat them right out of the oven or take them home with…
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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 tourists in Lisbon with the best custard tarts.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 4 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Classes happen in English, but we can translate as we go. If you'd like to book a private class for your group in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese, get in touch and we'll arrange it for you!
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