Events & Tastings

Jan
12
2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$250.00

A new class with new techniques! Get ready for a full day of the magic of naturally leavened breads. You'll learn to create and maintain a sourdough starter, plus make and use a liquid leaven. You’ll bake four different breads to practice your skills: a country bread, roasted garlic and herb fougasse, a multi-grain sourdough and Lake Shore levain, a bread with local flavors of cherry, beer, and Michigan whole wheat. We’ll also demonstrate recipes that use leftover starter such as crackers, cornbread and waffles. Your class includes a great Zingerman's Bakehouse lunch too! This is an advanced class for the dedicated baker.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 7loaves of bread, sourdough starter to make more bread at home, and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from lunch and bread snacking in class.

Jan
12
2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$75.00

Hop on the tahini train! We’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with the latest culinary craze, tahini (rich sesame paste). And we’re using a particularly great organic tahini we sourced from Turkey. In this class you’ll bake tahini butter cookies, tahini banana bread made with Michigan wheat flour and black sesame seeds, and tahini and almond filled croissants with a carob drizzle. (Due to time constraints, we will provide you with already baked croissants to fill.) They'll add excitement and flavor to your baker's recipe box.

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

Jan
12
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Making a coffeecake is worth it for the smell alone! In this hands-on class you'll craft three different coffeecakes so good you’ll be baking them for years to come- including our popular hot cocoa coffee cake, blueberry buckle and banana bread with salted pecan praline. You'll have your household jumping out of bed in the morning for your fresh baked creation!

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

Jan
13
2019
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.

Jan
13
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Brownies are easy even without a box mix, but you really can taste the difference when you make them with great ingredients. We’ll make four different varieties including our very own magic brownie (called one of the top 20 recipes of all time by Midwest Living Magazine), a fudgy brownie, buenos aires brownies with dulce de leche caramel and pecan blondies. After tasting all of these brownies you’ll leave feeling magical.

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

Jan
13
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Learn to make the rye Zingerman's is famous for! Saveur magazine called it "America's best rye." You'll make onion rye, pumpernickel and vorterkaker, a Norwegian 100% rye. Get tips on creating and maintaining a rye sour at home that will give your bread amazing flavor. Your sandwiches will be sending you thank you notes.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, three loaves of bread you made in class, rye sour to make more bread at home and great coupons.

Jan
13
2019
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
16
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 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.

Jan
16
2019
6:00 pm to 9:00 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.

Jan
17
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$100.00

Let’s make dinner together! In this hands-on class you’ll cook egg fettuccine with alfredo sauce from scratch, then bake grissini (crispy breadsticks), and chocolate biscotti.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dinner for four and great coupons.