Learn to make traditional pastel de nata, Portuguese egg custard tarts from João, a fifth generation baker and owner of an authentic Lisbon bakery. Born and raised in the countryside outside of Lisbon, João grew up inside the restaurant and then bakery that his parents ran. He first started baking seriously at the age of 13 with his family, and then went on to study hospitality and hotel management. Following in the footsteps of his parents, who are about to open their third bakery and have won awards for their Pão de Mafra, a traditional Portuguese bread, João recently opened his own bakery that specializes in pastel de nata. Pastel de nata is an iconic Portuguese egg tart dessert famous in Lisbon and beyond. Join João in his bakery where he will share the secrets of how to make incredible pastel de nata from scratch. Learn to make from João (or a family member when he is not available) the puff pastry that is the base of this rich and delectable dessert. Then make the pastel de nata custard, at the heart of this traditional dessert. You will learn to shape the dough and fill the molds with your custard before they are baked. You will also be taught what to look for while the tarts are baking in the oven as you learn more about the history of this iconic dessert.