We'll go inside the kitchen 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 the 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 like the pros do, cook the custard from scratch 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.