ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Halloween Edition - Eastern European Pastries with Lenka

New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lenka

90 mins, Hosted in English, Czech and Slovakian
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Top-rated Host
Lenka's rated 5 stars by 98% of guests.

What you'll do

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

Note: Halloween edition of traditional pastries will be taught through October 15th - October 31st when we'll be making special Pumpkin & Chocolate Babka & Kolaches

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
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 and baking

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. 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: Halloween edition of traditional pastries will be taught through October 15th - October 31st when we'll be making special Pumpkin & Chocolate Babka & Kolaches

During this online baking class, I'll teach you step-by-step how to make the TWO most delicious traditional pastries from scratch:
--> Koláče - traditi…

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 $309.

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
  • 300 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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Join 1 other guest
$40 per person

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 300 reviews.

Caroline
October 2021
Lenka explained the ingredients and steps so I can apply what I learned to other recipes as well. She was so helpful, answered my questions, and gave tips for future baking. Overall it was a great experience!
Sophie
October 2021
This was such a fun experience and I'm so impressed with how beautiful everything turned out! Many thanks to Lenka for her excellent instruction and reminders that we were all learning something new.
Doug
October 2021
The baking experience with Lenka was great! Her instructions and patience through the process was very helpful and the fact that this was virtual-- didnt lessen the experience at all. Thank you Lenka for sharing your talents and amazing pastries! I will definitely make these both again!! --Doug
Gilberto
October 2021
I highly recommend this experience. Lenka does a great job guiding one through the different steps to bake a great product. The babka disappeared in minutes!
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!

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Mon, 25 Oct
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)
    Join 1 other guest
    $40 per person
  • Tue, 26 Oct
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $309 per group
  • Sat, 6 Nov
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EDT)
    Join 1 other guest
    $40 per person

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.