Events & Tastings

Jul
28
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 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.

Jul
29
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.

Jul
29
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

Our BAKE! principal, Sara, is really passionate about baking bread and is always on a mission to create even more really great tasting whole grain breads for our repetoire and yours. In this class you’ll bake a multi-grain boule made with whole wheat, farina and oats, a quinoa and flax seed sandwich loaf, and kamut and fig bread. It will great hands-on practice with bread techniques including creating a "soaker" with your grains and working with yeasted doughs. Not to mention the satisfaction of making your own healthy loaves with great texture and full flavor. Eat well and feel well!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 loaves of bread and great coupons.

Jul
30
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$425.00

For kids ages 10-13.

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.

Has your child already been to our basic camp or has a flair for baking at home? In this class we'll cover a variety of baking techniques including shaping doughs, knife skills, and a little decorating. You’ll make soft pretzels and cheese dip, brioche bread, fruit danish, chicken noodle soup (make your own noodles and practice knife skills), Bakehouse white bread, Angel Food cake, a buttercream decorated cake, New York style pizza, oatcakes, baguettes, grissini (crispy breadsticks), Sky’s the Lemon Cookie, and Gimme S’more tarts with torched meringue. This half day camp week 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 10-13.

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

Aug
04
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!

Join us for an action packed two-day baking getaway! Together we'll make some of our favorite pastries including Lemon Poppy Seed Coffee Cake, New York Cheesecake, Sugar Crisp Muffins, Puff Pastry, Cheese Straws, Pecan Diamonds, Dobos Torta, Cake Doughnuts, Cheddar Herb Scones, Pate a Choux, Éclairs, and Lemon Merenga Tart.

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

Aug
06
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$500.00

For kids age 12-14.

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

Day 1
Quiche with cheddar & caramelized onions, Crusty hard rolls and herb butter, and chocolate sable cookie. Learn these advanced skills: mixing pie dough, bread shaping and scoring, and stovetop cooking.

Day 2
Chicken Pot Pie, Mixed green salad with sliced cucumbers, carrot roses, ranch dressing and homemade croutons, and
Whole wheat chocolate chip cookie. Learn advanced skills: stovetop cooking, forming pie dough, and knife skills.

Day 3
Fresh Linguine pasta with Marinara sauce, Focaccia bread with parmesan and rosemary, and Pignoli (pine nut) cookies. Learn advanced skills: pasta dough rolling and cutting, stovetop cooking, and bread shaping.

Day 4
Biscuits and Home-made sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, and summer fruit cobbler.
Learn advanced skills: homemade sausage, stovetop cooking, and knife skills.

Day 5
Urfa Turkey Chili, cheesy cornbread and cupcakes. Learn advanced skills: stovetop cooking and working with a yeasted bread dough.

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 age 12-14.
If your child has any allergies, please let us know in the comments on your registration.

Aug
11
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 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. We'll also demonstrate how to make savory cheese straws and crispy creamy napoleans. 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 two dozen palmiers, 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.

Aug
11
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$75.00

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 new cookbook (being released October 2017), not to mention our most popular mail order gift. In class you’ll also make the lemon 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.

Zingerman's Bakehouse, the cookbook, is available for preorder now on Amazon.

Aug
12
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

In 2017, you'll make Bakehouse white bread, Margaret's Sweet Wheat, and Cornbread.

New in 2018!
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.

Aug
12
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 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.