Events & Tastings

Apr
21
2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$500.00

An intensive weekend of baking some of our favorite breads: hand-rolled french baguettes, paesano, french country bread made with flour from local Westwind Mill, porter rye, braided challah, German soft pretzels, flat bread, and our famous Jewish rye. Includes breakfast and lunch each day too! While you're here, enjoy the great restaurants, farmer's markets and theaters Ann Arbor has to offer.

You'll leave BAKE! with several tested recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a full stomach and loads of bread you made in class.

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

We became friends with Eli and Tino of Dresdner Backhaus, a famous bakery in Dresden, Germany. When working with them we exchanged recipes and experience freely. Come and learn three breads our German friends taught us: Dinkelbrot, a spelt bread and sunflower loaf; Wurzelbrot, a rye and wheat baguette; and Vinschgauer, a savory seasoned mountain
roll delicious with ham and cheese. You might want to have some at home
ready for your return from class!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two baguettes, two loaves, 6 large rolls, and great coupons.

Apr
21
2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$35.00

April 21st is Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day! In this tasting, we will be joining this international celebration of traditionally crafted raw milk cheese and the individuals who bring it from the pasture to the plate. Because we are so passionate about keeping old traditions alive, we are paying tribute to our favorite domestic selection of unpasteurized, traditionally-made cheeses. Join us for a flavorful and educational afternoon for the cheese enthusiast!

Apr
22
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Learn to make your own buttery laminated puff pastry. We'll start with the very popular Bakehouse sweet treat: the palmier, a crisp caramelized French cookie. We'll also demonstrate how to make savory cheese straws and crispy creamy napoleans. Get expert tips on making delicious and oh so versatile puff pastry from scratch. These are great recipes and skills to have, especially for those who like to entertain.

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

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough in, if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Apr
22
2018
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$30.00

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. This tasting session will explore a single coffee brewed 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. A demonstration of the proper proportions and techniques for each method and a discussion of the merits and differences of each style will take place.

1 seat left!
Apr
22
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$150.00

Why order in when you can make it better from scratch at home? Shih-Wen Wu, an instructor for the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, comes to BAKE! To teach the art of making two versatile Chinese snacks. You will learn the Chinese dumpling, also known as "JiaoZi,”one filling is pork, shrimp and Chinese garlic chive and the other vegetarian filling is tofu, spinach, mung bean noodle, and shiitake mushroom. You will also learn to make Chinese Scallion Pancakes. With these two recipes in hand, everyone will be inviting themselves over to your house.

You will leave BAKE! With the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the JaioZi and scallion pancakes you made in class and great coupons!

Apr
22
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, two-part 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 we make in class using fresh milk. Then we’ll 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! Perfect for pizza, super on a salad, or amazing on its own, this versatile cheese is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Classes fill fast, sign up today!

Apr
25
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$100.00

Who doesn't love cupcakes?! Join the cupcake party. We'll do a little baking and a lot of decorating, so that you can create your own tasty and cute-as-a-button cupcakes. First, you'll bake our tasty vanilla buttermilk cupcakes. Next, we'll demonstrate how we make our fluffy swiss butter cream. Then, we'll show you different ways to use vanilla and chocolate buttercream and fondant (ours is delicious - we promise!) to decorate your freshly baked cupcakes. You'll have plenty of time to let the creativity flow onto your cupcakes. You'll be eager to show off your cupcake art when you're done and then gobble it up.

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

Apr
25
2018
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I could make my own fancy truffles!”? Well, now is your chance! Ann Arbor confectioner, Nancy Biehn, will be joining us at BAKE! for an afternoon of everything chocolate. She will display her chocolate skills, teaching you the chocolate tempering process, rolling truffles and making molded chocolates. She will also present the process of turning Theobroma Cacao into chocolate.

You’ll leave BAKE! with recipes, chocolate knowledge, happy taste buds and great coupons!

*This class does not include any hands-on cooking or baking*

Apr
27
2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

Dr. Graham, thanks for making Graham crackers. Now move on over and let us take them to a new level!We’ll teach you how to make our super gingery version of these “healthy” whole-wheat cookies. Then we’ll have fun making chocolate marshmallows as well as tell you how to make up your own flavors. Join us and increase the flavor of your s’mores by 100%.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen graham crackers, chocolate and vanilla marshmallows, graham cracker dough to bake later and great coupons.