Events & Tastings

Jan
17
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 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.

Jan
18
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 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
18
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 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. You'll also make turnovers. We'll demonstrate how to make savory cheese straws. 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 dozen palmiers, 6 turnovers, 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.

Jan
19
2019
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
19
2019
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
19
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

Ever wonder how those smooth fancy fondant-covered cakes are made? What exactly IS fondant anyway? In this class we take you through the steps of making your own fondant that actually tastes good. That’s right, fresh hand-made fondant from scratch! We'll show you the basic techniques for coloring, shaping and cutting out fondant. Then you'll split, fill, cover and decorate your own cake to take home. The next time there’s a birthday in your house, you’ll know how to make a cake that will leave everyone asking “How did you DO that?!”
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 6" cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later and great coupons.

Jan
19
2019
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$100.00

The secret is out! Learn the recipe for our signature sour cream coffee cake with ribbons of cinnamon brown sugar and toasted walnuts. It’s a Bakehouse classic that graces the cover of our cookbook (available now at most Zingerman's locations and wherever books are sold), not to mention our most popular mail order gift. In class you’ll also make our lovelylemon poppyseed version. The sour cream coffee cake batter is a scrumptious start that can easily be dressed up with other mix ins at home. This is sure to be a treasured recipe in your house for years to come!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two coffee cakes, and great coupons.

Jan
20
2019
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
20
2019
9:00 am to 1:00 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.

Jan
20
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 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!