Events & Tastings

Jan
09
2019
6:00 pm to 9:00 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"

Jan
10
2019
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
$75.00

Learn the tips to making tender scones and flaky biscuits, such as how to properly cut butter into flour. Together we’ll make Bakehouse classic ginger scones andSouthern style buttermilk biscuits. Simple and delicious, thesestaples will surely become household favorites! We'll also shake things up a bit withsweet potato biscuits (summer2018) or scones made with einkorn, a flavorful ancient heirloom wheat variety.(fall 2018, winter 2019).

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 dozen pastries you made in class and great coupons.

Jan
10
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$100.00

For most people, the phrase “American bread” conjures some unfortunate stereotypes: most are bland, wheat bread is dry, and cornbread is just for sopping up chili. In this class, you’ll taste just how good American breads can be. You’ll learn how we make our tasty Boston Brown bread and tender biscuits; discover a 100% whole wheat bread so sweet, Bakehouse founder Frank Carollo named it after his daughter Margaret; and bake our tasty, slightly sweet Northern style cornbread. Get plenty of hands-on practice at mixing, kneading and shaping your loaves too. Once you’ve taken this class, you’ll never have to settle for stereotypes again!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 loaves of bread and 12 biscuits you made in class and great coupons.

Jan
11
2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

Learn the tips to making tender scones and flaky biscuits, such as how to properly cut butter into flour. Together we’ll make Bakehouse classic ginger scones andSouthern style buttermilk biscuits. Simple and delicious, thesestaples will surely become household favorites! We'll also shake things up a bit withsweet potato biscuits (summer2018) or scones made with einkorn, a flavorful ancient heirloom wheat variety.(fall 2018, winter 2019).

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 dozen pastries you made in class and great coupons.

Jan
11
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$100.00

In this class we will teach you to bake your own rich and soft challah bread from scratch. You’ll create a traditional six stranded braid and a turban shape studded with rum-soaked raisins. We'll demonstrate a seeded Moroccan challah braid too. These gorgeous golden loaves fresh from the oven will be tough to resist on the car ride home. You've been warned.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 2 loaves of bread you made in class and great coupons.

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.