ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Eastern European Pastries from Grandma's Recipe

New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lenka

90 mins, Hosted in English, Czech and Slovakian
Join online
Meet your Host live on Zoom.
Up to 8 people
Private groups available for up to 100.
Czech cuisine

What you'll do

Let's have fun & travel to Slovakia!
(at least with our taste buds and the best traditional pastry :)

**NOTE: CONTACT ME FOR SPECIAL RATES FOR BIG GROUPS & COMPANIES**

During this online baking class, I'll teach you step-by-step how to make the TWO most delicious traditional pastries from scratch:
--> Koláče - traditional sweet-filled buns &
--> Babka - sweet braided bread

This is a VERY interactive class with YOU being able to bake, learn, and make the most of it. It is a relaxed, super fun yet educational class packed with plenty of tips on how to work with yeast-based doughs. During the class, I will be sharing about our rich culinary heritage & food customs

WHAT WE'LL DO:
1. We'll start by explaining a bit about the ingredients with a focus on yeasts as there are certain rules to be followed anytime you're baking with them
2. We'll move on with preparing the dough, give it some time to rest and in the meantime, we'll prepare fillings
3. Lastly, we'll proceed with filling, shaping, baking, and of course, tasting :)

PLUS: After the class, I'll send you THREE more traditional recipes that you can make with the very same dough. Yum :)

This experience is GREAT FOR GROUPS and TEAM-BUILDINGS as well. Reconnect with your team, have fun and enjoy delicious pastries afterward​ - by today I had a chance to teach teams from companies like Grammarly, Google, Airbnb & many more
Let's have fun & travel to Slovakia!
(at least with our taste buds and the best traditional pastry :)

**NOTE: CONTACT ME FOR SPECIAL RATES FOR BIG GROUPS & COMPANIES**

During this online baking class, I'll teach you step-by-step how to make the TWO most delicious traditional pastries from scratch:
--> Koláče - traditional sweet-filled buns &
--> Babka - sweet braided bread

This is a VERY interactiv…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Lenka can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $310.

What to bring

  • Laptop/ PC/ iPad to join the class online
  • Equipment: Oven, Kitchen Scale or Measuring Cup, Baking Pan, Rolling Pin or Wine Bottle, Mixing Bowl, Knife, Plastic Wrap or Clean Towel
  • Ingredients: Flour, Sugar, Milk, Yeasts (Fresh or Dry), Eggs, Butter, Lemon, Salt, and some ingredients for the filling (all ingredients and amounts will be specified upon booking)
  • Good mood and enough time for baking :)

Meet your host, Lenka

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 293 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Ahoj! My name is Lenka and I am a passionate baker & baking instructor from Slovakia. My main focus in baking is where my roots are - in Slovak, Eastern European & Russian cuisine.

I am proud that my traditional bakes were featured in NY Times magazine and the class on Kolaches & Babka was rated one of the best online baking classes in the U.S. according to PureWow.

I write and share about our rich culinary heritage on my blog www.wandering-senses.com and IG @bakewithlenka

My love for baking goes back to the days when I was a small girl helping my grandma to knead the dough sitting on her knees. Since then I've had a chance to bake for hundreds of customers and to share my knowledge via baking classes with countless companies
Ahoj! My name is Lenka and I am a passionate baker & baking instructor from Slovakia. My main focus in baking is where my roots are - in Slovak, Eastern European & Russian cuisine.

I am proud that my traditional bakes were featured in NY Times magazine and the class on Kolaches & Babka was rated one of the best online baking classes in the U.S. according to PureWow.

I write and share about our rich culinary heritage on my blog www.wandering-senses.com and IG @bakewithlenk…
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From $40
/ person
From $310 per group
Private groups only
From $310 per group
$40 per person
$40 per person
From $310 per group
Private groups only
From $310 per group

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 293 reviews.

Barb
September 2021
I really loved this baking session with Lenka. She provides very clear instructions with lots of stories and insights about these pastries. It was so interesting and enjoyable. Lenka is lovely! Highly recommend!
Martin
August 2021
We had a wonderful time spending our "date night" cooking with Lenka. She was very patient even though we were complete beginners and kept it really fun, light heated but also with great results!
Tyler
August 2021
The baking class with Lenka was great. I have zero experience baking and Lenka was helpful in walking through steps, teaching baking techniques, and making sure we were all on task. Definitely a fun group activity and you end up with two delicious pastries afterwards!
Ben
August 2021
Lenka was a great teacher and always made sure that if someone needed help, she was there to give guidance! She was personable, funny, and gave a good amount of history on the baked goods we made!
Alex
August 2021
Lenka was a great host, with clear instructions to prepare and during the session checked in on our group one by one to help everyone make adjustments to their pastries. Very personable and a fun group activity!
Robbie
August 2021
Lenka hosted our small private group for Babka/Kolache, and it could not have gone better. Lenka was personally in-tune with everyone's needs/speed during the process, and clearly picked up on who needed more help /ho was too embarrassed to put their foods on display. She was a delight as a host, instructions were very clear, and at a perfect pace.

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    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)
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    From $310 per group
  • Fri, 1 Oct
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm (EDT)
    $40 per person
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    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (EDT)
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    From $310 per group
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    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)
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    From $310 per group
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    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)
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    From $310 per group
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    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $310 per group
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    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $310 per group
  • Wed, 13 Oct
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $310 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.