Events & Tastings

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

Brioche is one of the most satisfyingly rich breads in the world. The scent of butter will fill the room when you learn how to make brioche dough, shape it and bake it to perfection. We’ll show you how versatile this dough is by making a traditional round tête shape, chocolate-filled brioche rolls, a savory brioche roll filled with sausage, and a sweet loaf called Craquelin, the national bread of Belgium! You'll get plenty of hands-on practice in class with mixing, kneading and proofing yeasted doughs. We'll also demonstrate "bee sting" cake. You gotta try it!

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

Jul
14
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Every baker should know how to make a pie crust. You never stood on a chair to help Grandma bake a pie? You don’t get many second chances in life, but here’s your opportunity to learn how she did it.

In this class, we’ll deliver the techniques of how to make a pie crust the Zingerman's way—creating a flaky crust with butter, and another crust using lard and butter (no shortening allowed!). We'll teach you how to make the dough by hand, successfully roll it out, show you what par-baking a crust is, and how to crimp the edges to make your pies look beautiful. You'll make a double crust fruit pie and a single crust baked custard pie. Pie flavors for this class vary by season (Apr-Sept: cherry and seasonal fruit, Oct-Mar: apple and pecan). Roll up your sleeves and join in the fun so you can tell all your friends you learned how to make a pie crust.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to make pie crust at home, two 10-inch pies, one butter pie crust to bake later and great coupons.

*We're sorry. Our repeat class discount does not apply to November Thanksgiving pie classes.

Jul
14
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 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.

Jul
20
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

We all know that whole grains can be good for us, but that’s not the only reason to eat them. With the right recipes and techniques, they can taste great, too. We’ll teach you to make Bakehouse Country Wheat bread, a whole-grain raisin bread, and a masterful multi-grain bread. This class will change how you think of whole grain bread.

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

Jul
20
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 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 with Parmigiano Reggiano®, 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.

Jul
21
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Sail ashore and conquer the mysterious and rich world of danish dough. You will learn the techniques for laminating rich dough with butter,make your own dough in class, and create hand-shaped danish (almond-filled bear claws, pinwheels, and pockets filled with cream cheese or fruit), each surrounded by the rich tender flaky dough that makes a good danish. Oh so delicious!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate themat home, 18 danish you made in class, dough to bake at home, and great coupons.

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

Jul
21
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.

Jul
24
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Fruit tarts are a favorite of food photographers because they look soooo sweet and fresh and just say “summertime.” When you see too many of them on the covers of glossy magazines, you start to get the idea that they’re for experts only. Don’t believe it. We’ll show you how to make the sweet and tender pâte sucrée tart shells and rich vanilla pastry cream. Then we’ll compose our tarts together, teaching you how to arrange the fruit in an artful way. Next time you see a succulent tart gracing the cover of Fine Cooking, you won’t be fooled.

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

Jul
24
2019
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Local author Lindsay-Jean Hard shares recipes for a tasty picnic from her cookbook Cooking with Scraps. It's an inspiringbook devoted to turning your peels, cores, rinds, and stems into delicious meals. She'll demonstrate a few of her favorite recipes from the book including:

-Egg salad sandwiches with celery hearts and leaves
- Dill pickle brine potato salad
- Pineapple peel and core lemonade with mint
We'll end class enjoying our very own sampling of a scrappy picnic together.

You’ll leave BAKE! withrecipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, happy taste buds,and great coupons.

You're also invited to have your booksigned byLindsay-Jean after class. Her bookwill be available for purchase at the event or you canbuy ithereand bring itwith you.

Jul
27
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.