Events & Tastings

Oct
20
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

At Zingerman’s Bakehouse we bake bagels as they were a long time ago - crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with big flavor, and a hole you can stick your finger through. Let us teach you to make a great bagel in your own home. You'll mix your dough from scratch, knead it by hand, shape it into rings, then boil and bake your bagels to get just the right texture. You'll choose your seeds too. We'll also show you traditional bialys, a crispy chewy roll with a center of slow roasted onions and poppy seeds. In class we'll snack on some bagels along with fresh cream cheese from our neighbor Zingerman's Creamery. This class will give you a great go-to recipe. Who wouldn't be impressed waking up to fresh baked bagels? After all, better bagels could make for better weekends!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two dozen bagels/bialys you made in class and great coupons.

Oct
20
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 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.

Oct
20
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

A sweet selection of eastern European traditions, like comfort food breads you could say. Each one is a soft and sweet, like a hug from your grandma (or Bubbe, or Mummo). In this fun hands-on class you’ll make Bulla bread, a cardamom roll from Sweden and Finland, Povitica, a cinnamon walnut roll from Croatia, and Babka, a Jewish chocolate swirl loaf. With these recipes in hand you can surely host a world class brunch!

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

Oct
20
2018
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$100.00

This is a photo worthy dessert that’s sure to impress your guests. You'll make all the components from scratch and learn several valuable baking techniques along the way: a swiss cake roll made with vanilla chiffon cake & raspberry preserve and a raspberry bavarian cream. The real magic happens during assembly. Wait till you see and taste it!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one 8" cake and great coupons.

Oct
21
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Let's bake pastries for dinner! In this class we'll delve in to a few of the delicious savory pies found in just about every culture. We'll make chorizo empanadas, found in Spain, Portugal, Central and South America; potato knish, a Jewish staple in Eastern Europe; and beef pasties, served up by the thousands in Michigan's Upper Peninsula but originating in England. We'll teach you how to make a flaky pasty dough, empanada dough, and tender knish dough. You'll learn to make the accompanying fillings and get practice hand-forming each of your little "pies".

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four chorizo empanadas, four beef pasties, eight potato caramelized onion knish and great coupons.

Oct
21
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

If our Mambo Italiano class is the grand tour, this is more like a trip to Little Italy. All the fun and flavor in half the time. We’ll make sesame semolina from Sicily and focaccia from Genoa. You'll learn all the techniques of mixing, kneading, shaping, proofing and baking these yeasted breads at home. From the nutty flavor of sesame semolina to the olive oil infused decadence of focaccia, soon you too will be saying Viva Italia!
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of sesame semolina, two focaccia rounds, semolina dough to bake later, a poolish to make more bread at home and great coupons.

Oct
21
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in one 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.

Oct
21
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$150.00

Make this popular street food from start to finish from Shih-Wen Wu, an instructor for the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan. Chinese Steamed Buns also known as Baozi or simply known as Bao, are a very popular food in Chinese cuisine. Along city streets, you can often find street vendors selling all kinds of Baozi. Buns can come in a variety of shapes and sizes with various fillings. Savory buns come filled with meat, fish, or vegetables, some seasoned with BBQ or hot spices. Sweet buns are filled with red bean paste; lotus seed paste, custard, black sesame, chocolate, or come as just plain steamed dough (Man-tou). Buns are usually steamed, but can also come pan-fried. You will learn how to knead and make different shapes of bao and we will finish with steam and pan-fried savory (pork with vegetable) bao and steamed sweet (Adzuki red bean) buns. This hands-on class will open the door to experience a new world of Chinese cooking.

You’ll leave BAKE! With recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the buns you made in class and great coupons.

Oct
24
2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$125.00

Our BAKE! principal, Sara, is really passionate about baking bread and is always on a mission to create even more really great tasting whole grain breads for our repetoire and yours. In this class you’ll bake a multi-grain boule made with whole wheat, farina and oats, a quinoa and flax seed sandwich loaf, and kamut and fig bread. It will great hands-on practice with bread techniques including creating a "soaker" with your grains and working with yeasted doughs. Not to mention the satisfaction of making your own healthy loaves with great texture and full flavor. Eat well and feel well!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 loaves of bread and great coupons.

Oct
25
2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$125.00

We’ll lead you in making Zingerman's Delicatessen's recipe for really great chicken pot pie from scratch, including mixing and rolling the flaky pie crust, cooking the velouté sauce, assembling the aromatic filling and shaping the pies. Join in on the hands-on fun and learn to make a classic comfort food.

You'll leave BAKE! with the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 individual pot pies you made in class to take home and freeze or bake for dinner and great coupons.

Can't get enough? Take and bake pot pies are available in the Zingerman's Delicatessen freezer case at 422 Detroit Street in Ann Arbor.