Events & Tastings

Jun
09
2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

There are few things more refreshing than a glass of crisp rosé in the warm summer months. Join us for a relaxing evening where we will be pairing this beautifully blush beverage with an assortment of various cheeses.

Jun
10
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

One of our most popular classes because we teach you Zingerman's beloved croissant recipe. There are very few places in the world outside of France where you can get a good, truly flaky, buttery croissant. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is one of them. There are some tricks but it’s mostly about taking the time to do it right. And when you smell and taste these treats, you’ll be happy that you did. In this class you’ll learn the basic techniques of creating traditional butter laminated dough. You'll make our plain butter croissant recipe in class, as well as almond and chocolate filled!

You'll leave BAKE! with our croissant recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen croissants you made in class, croissant dough to bake later and great coupons.
**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home croissant dough in, if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Jun
10
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Ever wonder how to make those tender hollow little cream puff shells? Well, join us to find out! Learn the history and basic techniques of creating sweet and savory pastries from pâte à choux (pot-a-shoo) dough. You'll make your own dough and pipe éclairs and cream puffs. We’ll make pastry cream, whipped cream, and chocolate ganache to fill your creations. These recipes will kick your entertaining up several notches.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen and a half cream puffs, pastry cream and ganache to use later, and great coupons.

Jun
10
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$100.00

Brioche is one of the most satisfyingly rich breads in the world. The scent of butter will fill the room when you learn how to make brioche dough, shape it and bake it to perfection. We’ll show you how versatile this dough is by making a traditional round tête shape, chocolate filled brioche rolls, a savory brioche roll filled with sausage, and a sweet loaf called Craquelin, the national bread of Belgium! You'll get plenty of hands-on practice in class with mixing, kneading and proofing yeasted doughs. We'll also demonstrate "bee sting" cake. You gotta try it!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves, eight rolls, dough to bake later and great coupons.

Jun
10
2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$100.00

New line up! Calling all chocoholics! Let's bake some of our favorite treats that will satisfy your need for a chocolate fix: rich Mississippi mud pie, a brownie like cake with dark chocolate ganache and toasted meringue, and totally addicting chocolate coconut macaroons. It's gonna be chocolate-covered fun!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 9" cake, two dozen macaroons and great coupons.

Jun
10
2018
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$75.00

Learn the secret to making terrific fresh mozzarella from the experts! In this fun-filled class we’ll show you the ins and outs of making this simple, yet delicious cheese.

Jun
11
2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Each year, the Michigan Notable Book list features 20 books, published during the previous calendar year, which are about, or set in, Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or written by a Michigan author. Selections include a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, that appeal to many audiences and explore topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents.

Jun
12
2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

A tradition nearly lost has found its way to Ann Arbor.

Zingerman’s Roadhouse is truly humbled to welcome a mother-daughter writing team, Sonya and Gabrielle Rossman Gropman, who have heroically rescued recipes from a nearly vanished culture. The Roadhouse invites you to join the Gropmans on Tuesday, June 12th, as we enjoy dishes from their labor of love, The German-Jewish Cookbook: Recipes & History of a Cuisine.

We often hear about recipes getting passed down from generation to generation, preserved by culture and tradition. While there are second and third generation German-Jews around the globe who continue to cook traditional dishes for their families, the culture was almost entirely destroyed during the Holocaust. Many of the foods that were present for over 1,000 years in Germany before WWII were at risk of extinction. For the past six years, Sonya and Gabrielle were able to collect over 100 German-Jewish recipes that are not only now available for a wider audience, but are also mouth-wateringly delicious.

Of the cookbook, Anya von Bremzen, author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing, says: “With a preservationist zeal and a modern day appetite, Sonya and Gaby pay a long-overdue tribute to the fascinating German-Jewish culinary traditions. Through charming stories and mouthwatering recipes they bring that almost-vanished gastronomic culture to life—and the results are delectable.”

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to savor recipes rich in flavor and tradition that were nearly lost forever, and to meet the mother and daughter team who are connecting us with the stories behind these dishes. Copies of The German-Jewish Cookbook: Recipes & History of a Cuisine will be available for purchase and autograph.

Jun
13
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Learn these unique baking techniques! Make Conchas (brioche covered with a lightly sweet sea shell-like top) and Cochinitos de piloncillo (pig shaped soft cookies sweetened with spiced sugar cane syrup). We’ll also demonstrate Churros, a piped and fried cinnamon sugar pastry. Don’t miss it, it’s going to be fun with food!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all treats you made in class and great coupons.

Jun
14
2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$125.00

Before people find out how good our cakes taste, they comment on how good they look. Decorating might be the most fun part of cake making and it’s your chance to really put your personal touch on what you’ve baked. Learn the basics for a decorated cake. We’ll split several cakes, fill, crumb coat and ice them. We'll spend time practicing with different piping tips to make shells, rosettes, roses, vines, leaves, and writing letters on a cake.Practice makes perfect so you’ll get plenty of that.Finally, you'll have time to let your creativity flow as you put all that practice to work by decorating your cake.
You'll leave BAKE! with the knowledge to decorate cakes
at home, a cake you decorated in class and great coupons.