Events & Tastings

Jun
16
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 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.

Jun
16
2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$500.00

Our BAKE!-cations® are the ultimate experience for the home baker! We guide you through a comprehensive education in baking techniques in a fun, exciting, relaxed and always hands-on classroom full of good humor and expert instruction. Your BAKE!-cation® includes breakfast and lunch everyday, and you'll need an empty suitcase to bring home all the great food you've made!

The world of pie is big, round (usually) and deep (dish)! In this flaky, filling, and fun weekend we’ll bake a whole gambit of pies...chicken pot pie, fried fruit pie, Patti Pocket hand pies, cream pie, double crust Jumbleberry pie, Calzones pizza pie, Pasty beef pie, Bakehouse signature pecan pie, hot water crust pie with pancetta, white bean, and swiss chard filling, and Mississippi Mud Pie. Hold onto your rolling pins. This is going to be some weekend.
You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons.

Jun
16
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 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.

Jun
17
2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

Learn the tips to flaky and tender scones and biscuits, such as how to properly cut butter into flour. We’ll make Bakehouse classic ginger scones, sweet potato biscuits (a staple at Thomas Jefferson’s house) and Southern style buttermilk biscuits. Simple and delicious, this staple will surely become one of your favorites!

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

Jun
17
2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

You'll never call for delivery again when the family can work together to make great New York and Chicago style pizza from scratch. The family makes the recipes together and you'll take home what you made in class!

Each family will leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to make these pizzas
at home, 2 New York style pizza doughs, 1 Chicago style pizza dough, 1
wood-fired oven baked New York style pizza, 1 baked Chicago style pizza,
plus great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from plenty of pizza
snacking in class!

Jun
18
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$375.00

For kids ages 9-12.

Parents drop off the kids for some hands-on learning & fun, then pick them up and enjoy tasting what they made. We know these valuable kitchen skills will come in handy for years to come and inspire a new generation of bakers.

In this class we'll teach a variety of basic baking techniques including following a recipe, using a scale and mixer, and kneading doughs. You’ll bake biscuits, cornbread, cinnamon rolls, Bakehouse white bread, Parker House rolls, mac and cheese (make your own pasta and cheese sauce), cheesy breadsticks, chicken and biscuits (chicken pot pie filling with biscuit topping), Triple Trouble Chocolate cookies and mini cherry pies. This half day, week long camp also includes a tour of Zingerman's Bakehouse.

You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons. For kids ages 9-12.

If your child has any allergies, please let us know in the comments section of your registration.

Jun
20
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Let's make dinner together! You’ll create stuffed paratha (flatbread), Dal Makhani (curried lentils) and coconut rice pudding. We’ll also demonstrate cooking basmati rice and chutney. Everything in this class is vegetarian. Go home with dinner for four!

Jun
21
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Experience three classics from Detroit institutions that have been around since the 1920s and 1940s. Together we'll bake Detroit style deep dish pizza with caramelized cheese edges baked in a blue steel pan, spiced almond cookies in the traditional windmill shape and a long john coffeecake with a butter, brown sugar, and walnut struesel. Get a little piece of history and a big bite of flavor, along with plenty of hands-on practice and tips for mastering these new recipes.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one pizza, one coffeecake, cookies, cookie dough to bake later and great coupons.

Jun
21
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$100.00

We became friends with Eli and Tino of Dresdner Backhaus, a famous bakery in Dresden, Germany. When working with them we exchanged recipes and experience freely. Come and learn three breads our German friends taught us: Dinkelbrot, a spelt bread and sunflower loaf; Wurzelbrot, a rye and wheat baguette; and Vinschgauer, a savory seasoned mountain
roll delicious with ham and cheese. You might want to have some at home
ready for your return from class!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two baguettes, two loaves, 6 large rolls, and great coupons.

Jun
23
2018
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 (May-Sept: blueberry and lemon chess/ Oct-Apr: 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" pies, one butter pie crust to bake later and great coupons.