Events & Tastings

Jan
11
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Some of our most delectable savory recipes have been brought together for one dynamite class! Together we’ll make focaccia bread with caramelized onions, gorgonzola cheese, and toasted walnuts; tender and tasty bacon cheddar scones; and lángos, a fried bread with savory toppings that's a popular street food in Hungary. You'll learn a variety of techniques and get plenty of hands-on practice mixing, kneading and shaping your doughs. Make these recipes at home for your next brunch or tailgate party and you're bound to even impress yourself.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two focaccia, two lángos, a dozen scones and great coupons.

Jan
12
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$100.00

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, 2 loaves of bread you made in class and great coupons.

Jan
12
2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you two classic doughs, two sauces, and some traditional shaping techniques. Learn these versatile recipes for Southern Italian semolina pasta and Northern Italian egg pasta, as well as classic marinara sauce. We'll also demonstrate making a fresh pesto sauce. You’ll get hands-on practice with various pasta rolling and shaping techniques. These can be the inspiration for all the pasta creations you can dream up at home.

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

Jan
12
2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

A delicious introduction to the world of cheese! Join Tessie, one of our Cream Top Shop managers and resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through the seven major styles of cheese. She'll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples of each, share tips for building a well-rounded cheese board, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with beer & wine. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Jan
13
2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$250.00

Did you know you can travel from Puglia to Genoa to Sicily without leaving Ann Arbor? In Mambo Italiano, we’ll take you on a bread-baking tour across Italy and you’ll return home with loads of Paesano, Rustic Italian, focaccia, and sesame semolina breads and the skills to make them any time you want to satisfy the craving for an Italian holiday. This is a full day of Italian baking from finding out what a poolish is to brushing olive oil on your focaccia dough and a nice Bakehouse lunch in between. You'll get plenty of hands-on practice at working with yeasted doughs, including kneading, shaping and proofing too. While our loaves are rising we'll sneak into the Bakehouse to see it done on a much larger scale.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of Paesano, two rounds of foccacia, two loaves of Rustic Italian, two loaves of sesame semolina, a poolish to make more bread at home and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from a great Bakehouse lunch and bread sampling throughout the day.

Read more about our Rustic Italian and Paesano breads on our blog!

Jan
13
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.

Jan
13
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 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.

Jan
13
2018
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$75.00

Come and 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. You'll learn how to pull balls of fresh mozzarella from curd and milk, stretch string cheese, and create rich, creamy burrata. You'll get all of the cheese that you make in class to take home and eat, plus the recipes that we teach in the class! Perfect for pizza, super on a salad, or amazing on its own, this versatile cheese is as much to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Classes fill fast, sign up today!

Jan
14
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

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.

Jan
14
2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Spend a day creating your cake masterpiece with our expert guidance. Build a two tiered cake complete with supports, cover it in fresh vanilla fondant you'll make from scratch and put your personal stamp on it with hand-made decorations. Go home beaming with pride over your finished cake!