We'll go inside the kitchen of João's family-run bakery in downtown Lisbon, that won 3rd Best Pastel de Nata in Lisbon in 2018. This is where you will learn how to bake authentic and irresistible Portuguese Custard Tarts - aka Pastel de Nata!
This class is open to all levels, even if you don't have previous baking experience. If you like sweet treats, we like you!
We'll make puff pastry from scratch like the pros do, cook the creamiest custard ever and bake it all inside a professional oven. Meanwhile, João will entertain us with stories about his life as a baker.
In the end, we'll eat the warm tarts along with coffee or, even better, some sour cherry liqueur served inside an edible chocolate cup, while hanging out with the other participants.
This class runs every day for 2 hours, between 2 PM and 4 PM, in small groups of up to 10 people.
Our Pastel de Nata Master!
João was literally born into the food business! He is a 5th generation baker. When he was a baby, his crib used to be placed on top of the ice cream counter of his Family's restaurant. By age 7 João was making coffee, standing on a chair to reach the espresso machine. By 12 he was mixing a killer sangria and his Dad would always get a little angry when he'd try to sip it before serving it.
By 14 he started learning how to bake pastries and bread. That's when he decided he'd study hospitality management. He completed his studies in Spain, worked in London and he is now the owner of Pastelaria Batalha in the heart of Lisbon, where he also runs Pastel de Nata Workshops.
- Hands-on Pastry Class: all professional equipment and ingredients needed are provided
- Pastel de Nata tasting (3 tarts for you to eat as soon as they come out of the oven or to take home!)
- Drink of your choice: coffee, tea or sour cherry liqueur (aka Ginjinha)
- Small tasting of other specialities prepared by João's team at Pastelaria Batalha
baking pastel de nata is fun
We specialize in baking...
But we also speak several languages!
Default group classes (up to 10 people) are in English.
If you’d like us to organize a private class for your family or group of friends, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes can happen in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.
We welcome adults, kids, birthdays, bachelor & bachelorette parties, and team building groups with specific requirements.
those who bake with us love it!
OMG Awesome. You got to go!
Loved the Pastel de Nata Workshop by Pastelaria Batalha! Obviously the recipe is delicious, after all it is an award winning recipe that they share with you and they also teach you all the secrets that go into creating the famous custard pies. Joao was excellent in teaching the steps to make and bake and was very entertaining and interactive.
Alett, via TripAdvisor
This is a must do in Lisbon!
João is very friendly and takes you through everything step by step.
All components of the pastry are made from scratch by the students.
This isn’t just a demo class. I’ve had several pastel de nata since coming to Portugal and these were by far the best!
Jonathan, via Airbnb Experiences
The most delicious thing to do in Lisbon!
The workshop was a fun and authentic experience in Lisbon, plus it started and ended with sweets. João is a good teacher and I enjoyed his stories about the history of his family bakery and of pastel de nata. It's a great way to learn first-hand about Portugal. If you want to take a taste of Lisbon home with you, I recommend this workshop.
Cindy, via TripAdvisor