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Meet the Pekmuhely Team – artisanal bakery

Interested in learning how to make delicious bread and fresh bakeries? Bake with your own hands and unleash your creative fantasy?

This is your place to start!

Spend your month with the team of Pékműhely Bakery, work with high quality products and learn all their tricks!

Learn for a month for 1000€. (accommodation and flights not included)
The price for the month is set by each Patron and 100% of the sum goes to them. The platform only adds a 15% service fee at the end to make sure we can go on with the platform and offer you 24/7 support.

Natural and additive-free

The mission of Pékműhely and its owner, Józsi is very simple – a good bread requires nothing more than high quality flour, water, salt, sourdough and a little love.

They created their small family bakery in 2010 with the intention to make high quality, delicious and healthy breads made from natural ingredients, reusing their ancestors knowledge and huge respect for bread.

Savoury and sweet

During the month you will learn the magic of making real sourdough bread with your hands with just a few ingredients like flour, water and a little salt.

You will have a chance to understand the artisan process and dig deep into the science of long fermentation, mixing and baking.

During your days you will also discover how to create and care for your own wild yeast and make amazing products for the local community to buy.

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Please note if you choose this dream you will have to work 5 days a week starting very early in the morning in the bakery. Be prepared to work hard and get exhausted – baking is about learning by hand, not by talking. 🙂 Only book if you are ready for this.

Rural pause – a different experience

If you choose this dream you will be also invited to spend some days with Józsi himself in the rural environment of Csabdi, a lovely village close to Budapest.

You will have time to make bread in the traditional way and also spend time in their farm with their horses.

Later in the day when the amazing smell of bread covers the small workshop you will meet locals and spend time with them while selling your products.

 

What will happen on your Dream?

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You will live the life of a baker waking up very early to be ready for the morning crowds
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You will stand behind the counter and work 8 hours a day
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You will learn how to make tasty pastries
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You will spend a fabulous month in Budapest in the castle district
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You will have an opportunity to try some local dishes and dive into the local bread scene
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You will have a chance to see what is takes to own a bakery - from business to the actual bread-making process
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You will have time to sit back and relax

How it works?

We connect you with the right people. You choose your dream for the month and get the best service from your Patron.

Need a place to relax? –  A fancy loft, downtown apartment or a traditional house with homey feel? Your call. Choose your home for the month freely or ask our mentors for their tips. In some cases you need to be close to your Patron so our team is prepared to offer you an amazing place to live and do your dream.

Eat. Drink. Repeat – Be prepared for amazing food and tasting all the time – and some extra pounds. So worry not – you will have a morning espresso and big lunches with your Patron. You will cook, you will eat and you will definitely have fun. Want to taste the local places as well for inspiration? Ask for our tips.

Getting Around – Most of the main sights are easily accessible on foot however you can also try the public transportation. You can either buy single tickets or have a travel card valid for a longer period of time.

Suggested daily budget – 50-60 EUR / 52-62 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in your chosen home, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals with your Patron and using local transportation.)

Welcome to breathtaking Budapest – everything you need to know

“It’s beautiful here. They said that of course, that Budapest is beautiful. But it is in fact almost ludicrously beautiful.”

Anthony Bourdain

Budapest counts as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You can explore the World Heritage site of Buda castle, visit amazing old churches and squares, take a long walk through beautiful avenues and have a look at the city from the breathtaking bridges.

Split by the Danube river Buda is a quieter, hilly area – a peaceful heaven while Pest has a vibrant nightlife and atmosphere.

Things to explore

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Exciting food scene from amazing street food to Michelin star restaurants you will find a great variety to explore.
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Excellent museums visit some of the classics or dive into the brilliant building of the Parliamant and get to know the story of the famous herbal liqueur, the Unicum during a factory visit
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Thermal baths you can choose from Széchenyi Bath, famous for its Saturday night sparties, a wine tub at Gellért Bath or a rooftop hot tub at Rudas with amazing view over the city
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Mixed neighbourhoods Full of extravagant architecture, rich history, delicious food, and cool places to party; Budapest is always a good idea!
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Ruin pubs a great way to mix with locals and try microbreweries from the region or drink a Fröccs (Spitzer), a unique Hungarian drink that mixes fizzy water and wine

Money Saving Tips

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Eat like a local choose the daily menu for a fix price or shop at a local market
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Forget the Euro Although Hungary is a member of the European Union, the country still uses Forint as its official currency
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Get city passes Plan your visits and ask for discounts.
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Free walking tours Great way to explore the city and get some local tips.