Events & Tastings

Jun
09
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

The secret is out! Learn the recipe for Zingerman's 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 (find it at most Zingerman's locations and wherever you buy books), not to mention coffee cakes are our most popular Mail Order gift.

In class you’ll also make a couple other cakes near and dear to us, the lovely olive oil and citrus cake and rich almond pound cake. These are sure to be a treasured recipe in your house for years to come!

You'll leave BAKE! with Zingerman's Bakehouse coffee cake recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 coffee cakes and great coupons.

Jun
09
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

Crackers are the humble underdogs of the baking world. Unassuming looking, they pack a powerful flavor punch and deliver an addictive texture experience. Join us to make cheesy pepper squares, whole wheat thins, seedy garlic crisps, and rice bites. They'll soon be your new favorite additions to salads, soups and cheese plates.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, eight dozen crackers you made in class (that you didn't munch on right out of the oven), and great coupons.

Jun
12
2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$35.00

Go beyond the surface to understand more about buying localwith Jae Gerhart, Washtenaw County Food Systems Coordinator for Michigan State University Extension. What does the growing market for local food look like in Washtenaw County and the surrounding food shed? Join Jae Gerhart to unpack the ins and outs of the local food supply chain in southeast Michigan. We’ll discuss farm-to institution and the many organizations working to keep the food dollarsspent in Michigan for Michigan farmers as well as the various mid-level processors and distributors needed to help move southeast-Michigan produced food-products from farm to cafeteria or grocery store. Her talkwill also beaccompanied by a light brown bag meal.

You’ll leave BAKE! with new found knowledge and inspiration, happy taste buds,and great coupons.

*This talkwill be held ZingTrain (3728 Plaza Dr)just across from BAKE!

Jun
13
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 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-inch cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later and great coupons.

Jun
14
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 with Parmigiano Reggiano®. 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.

Jun
15
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 from freshly 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.

Jun
15
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Our Guinness Beef Stew is so rich and flavorful that Amy says, “I’ve since stopped up making my family’s stew recipe.” Beware this might happen to you too! To sop up the stewy sauce we’ll make soft and tasty Baps - a dreamy little dinner roll. Need a little something for dessert? Let’s make classic shortbread cookies.

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

Jun
15
2019
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$75.00

Learn the secrets to traditional German-style soft pretzels made with lard and dipped in lye. We will teach you how to form the crossed pretzel shape and tell you the story of why a monk decided to have this food be “in prayer.”You'll also shape the stick or baguette we make at the Bakehouse.These simple but tasty rolls are sure to become a family favorite. We'll also answer the “burning” question, “Are these dipped in the same lye used to make soap?” We'll end class tasting some warm pretzels with a little mustard and Zingerman's Creamery pimento cheese.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen pretzels you made in class and great coupons.

*This class was formerly known as "Bavarian Baguettes: a.k.a. German Pretzels"

Jun
16
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

A sweet selection of Eastern European traditions, like comfort food breads you could say. Each one is 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.

Jun
16
2019
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$100.00

In this class, you’ll create a world-class tiramisu from scratch! We’ll make every component and assemble them together to make something special. You'll make chiffon cake, espresso syrup,and zabaglione, a cooked custard made with a bit of marsala wine. And that's not all. There's also the addition of mascarpone cheese, whipped cream and a generous dusting of cocoa. You'll get hands-on practice for a few key baking techniques, like whipping egg whites, cooking custard, whipping cream, folding mixtures, and piping cake batter. Wait until you taste how magically each flavor blends together to make one of our favorite Italian sweets.

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