Budapest’s pastry shops are filled with tasty treasures. Our hands-on Baking Class, led by a professional pastry chef in the kitchen of Budapest’s oldest family-run bakery, will teach you how to bake a few of the quintessential Hungarian desserts featured in these shops.
Hungarian desserts and baked goods are characterized by ingredients such as poppy seeds, ground walnuts, caramel, sour cherries, and homemade jams. Though these intricate desserts may seem too complicated to recreate at home, they are not! Our Baking Class will introduce you to the methods, techniques, and secrets of the Hungarian pastry kitchen. Held in the kitchen of Budapest’s oldest family-run bakery, a professional pastry chef will instruct you on how to bake two quintessential Hungarian items: pogácsa (the savoury scones which can be found practically everywhere) and Hungary’s most famous cake, the caramel-topped Dobos torta. Before learning the tricks-of-the-trade in the kitchen, we will have coffee and sample a few desserts with the owner of the bakery. Classes will be limited to six participants in order to ensure plenty of opportunity for hands-on participation and attention from the chef. After the cakes are baked, you will not only taste your work, but you will get to take whatever you baked home with you. You will be given recipes so you can recreate these masterful dishes at home.
Learn—Discover the extensive variety of Hungarian baking, and learn about the fascinating history behind some of the dishes.
Bake—Learn how to bake a fancy Hungarian cake, as well as a simpler savory item, in a very hands-on class held at a commercial bakery, under the guidance of a professional pastry chef.
Taste—We will taste several different types of Hungarian sweets, including the two that we will bake ourselves!
This class is available in the afternoons year-round, except on national holidays. If you are interested, please let us know your preferred date and time and we will see if it suits the bakery.
Price: $150 USD per person
• Four-hour event
• In order to run the class a minimum of three participants is needed
• Instruction by a professional pastry chef, and our food-specialized guide will also be present
• Tastings of several desserts at the bakery, including your own! Light snacks served during the class
• A to-go package of the cakes you have baked
• A list of our recommended patisseries for you to check out on your own is included
• You will receive the recipes which you have learned