Events & Tastings
Ah, the pizza pie! It's a cornerstone of the American diet, and yet so few folks actually make pizza at home! We're here to show you how easy and fun it can be to make New York-style and Chicago-style pizza recipes. We'll fire up our wood-fired oven to BAKE! them and give you plenty of pizza samples in class. We will also demonstrate Pizza Bianca, a flavorful Italian bread that is a great accompaniment to any dinner. The next time you reach for the phone to order pizza delivery, you'll remember it's fun and a lot more flavorful to make it yourself.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one New York-style pizza, one Chicago-style pizza, two New York-style pizza doughs, one Chicago-style pizza dough and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from plenty of pizza snacking in class!
Calling all chocoholics! Let's bake some of our favorite treat recipes for your daily chocolate fix: cream-filled chocolate whoopie pies, rugelach filled with chocolate ganache, and heavenly cheesecake brownies. It's gonna be chocolate-covered fun.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class, and great coupons.
What goes better with cheese than beer? More cheese! With the ever-increasing number of great breweries and craft beer, it can be hard to know what to look for in choosing a beer for your cheese. We’ll talk about the brewing process, major styles of beer, and some of our favorite cheeses to pair up with each style. We’ll even end the evening with a beer & gelato float!
Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in of our best classes for new bakers. Most commercial bread labeled “baguette” bears no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 a.m., they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today. We teach you to make the traditional French baguette recipe—starting with a flavorful poolish, hand rolling your dough, and ending with a very crisp crust surrounding a soft, holey interior. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.
You'll leave BAKE! with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, four French baguettes you made in class, dough to
bake later and great coupons.
In spite of its name, Boston Cream Pie is in fact a cake. It also happens to be the official dessert of Massachusetts. In this class you’ll make and assemble all the components of our version of this historic dessert: vanilla chiffon cake layers, vanilla bean pastry cream, vanilla Swiss butter cream and rich dark chocolate ganache. Take one bite and you'll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it, as well as Bakehouse customers and staff.
You'll go home with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a finished 9" Boston Cream Pie, and great coupons.
One of our most popular classes! Your family and house guests won't soon forget waking up to the aroma of butter, cinnamon, and muscovado brown sugar permeating the house from the fresh baked sweet rolls. Join us and find out how it's done. Learn the basic techniques of creating a sweet dough including mixing, kneading and rolling, hand-shaping your rolls, and properly proofing them. We'll also demonstrate how to make pecan sticky buns, a staff favorite. Wait until you taste these warm from the oven in class!
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dough to bake at home later, a half dozen big cinnamon rolls and a cinnamon roll wreath you made in class, plus great coupons.
Dear doughnut lovers, we created a new collection of dynamite doughnut recipes! You’ll make classic apple fritters and heavenly Zingerman’s Bakehouse ricotta cheese filled doughnuts. We’ll also demonstrate a devilish chocolate cake doughnut.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the doughnuts you made in class and great coupons.
Ever wonder how those smooth fancy fondant-covered cakes are made? What exactly IS fondant anyway? In this class we take you through the steps of making your own fondant that actually tastes good. That’s right, fresh hand-made fondant from scratch! We'll show you the basic techniques for coloring, shaping and cutting out fondant. Then you'll split, fill, cover and decorate your own cake to take home. The next time there’s a birthday in your house, you’ll know how to make a cake that will leave everyone asking “How did you DO that?!”
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 6" cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later and great coupons.
Join us to learn two Hungarian all time favorites Rigó Jancsi and Somodi Kálacs. Rigó, as we call it, is a chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate rum cream and iced with chocolate ganache. It’s named after a famous handsome and charming Hungarian violinist! Somodi Kálacs is a Transylvanian yeasted sweet bread and the biggest bread hit we’ve had at the bakery in years. It’s a sweet buttery rich bread brushed with butter and cinnamon sugar. It’s irresistible. This class covers a variety of techniques too- from glazing your torte to rolling and folding the cinnamon swirl inside your loaf.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them and pronounce them at home, one 1/4 sheet cake, and one loaf of bread, and great coupons.
In this class we will teach you to bake your own rich and soft challah bread from scratch. You’ll create a traditional six stranded braid and a turban shape studded with rum-soaked raisins. We'll demonstrate a seeded Moroccan challah braid too. These gorgeous golden loaves fresh from the oven will be tough to resist on the car ride home. You've been warned.
You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 loaves of bread you made in class and great coupons.