Events & Tastings

Jul
15
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.

Jul
15
2018
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 them at 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 in, if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

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

Jul
21
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.

Jul
23
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 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.

Jul
28
2018
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.

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.