Events & Tastings

Sep
13
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 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.

Sep
14
2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

Dr. Graham, thanks for making Graham crackers. Now move on over and let us take them to a new level!We’ll teach you how to make our super gingery version of these “healthy” whole-wheat cookies. Then we’ll have fun making chocolate marshmallows as well as tell you how to make up your own flavors. Join us and increase the flavor of your s’mores by 100%.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen graham crackers, chocolate and vanilla marshmallows, graham cracker dough to bake later and great coupons.

Sep
14
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$100.00

Learn to make just a few of our favorite house made soups at the Bakehouse. Stir up some flavor with Gabor’s Butter Bean and Ham with Hungarian paprika and 5 O’clock Cheddar Ale, We’ll also demonstrate how to make the perfect matzoh ball when we cook up Tibor’s matzoh ball soup with goose broth, the traditional Hungarian version. You'll learn valuable cooking skills that are the building blocks of making great soups. These recipes are sure to be added to the family's mealtime most requested list.

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

Sep
14
2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$40.00

Come and join us for a delicious honey and cheese pairing class! Join Tessie, our very own resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through a sweet and salty journey exploring a variety of artisan cheeses and honey pairings. She'll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with honey.

Sep
15
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

One of our most popular classes because we teach you Zingerman's beloved croissant recipe. There are very few places in the world outside of France where you can get a good, truly flaky, buttery croissant. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is one of them. There are some tricks but it’s mostly about taking the time to do it right. And when you smell and taste these treats, you’ll be happy that you did. In this class you’ll learn the basic techniques of creating traditional butter laminated dough. You'll make our plain butter croissant recipe in class, as well as almond and chocolate filled!

You'll leave BAKE! with our croissant recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen croissants you made in class, croissant dough to bake later and great coupons.
**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home croissant dough in, if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Sep
15
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Make your own fresh paczki and filled doughnuts at home. Skip the bakery line and start your own fat Tuesday tradition, or make them anytime the mood strikes. You’ll make yeasted doughnuts and learn tips on how to fry them and keep them light and fluffy. Then you’ll fill your doughnuts with a choice of traditional and modern fillings. Warning: will draw a crowd of doughnut lovers to your kitchen.

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

Sep
15
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Some of our most delectable savory recipes have been brought together for one dynamite class! Together we’ll make focaccia bread with caramelized onions, gorgonzola cheese, and toasted walnuts; tender and tasty bacon cheddar scones; and lángos, a fried bread with savory toppings that's a popular street food in Hungary. You'll learn a variety of techniques and get plenty of hands-on practice mixing, kneading and shaping your doughs. Make these recipes at home for your next brunch or tailgate party and you're bound to even impress yourself.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two focaccia, two lángos, a dozen scones and great coupons.

Sep
15
2018
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$100.00

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 cookbook (available now at most Zingerman's locations and wherever books are sold), not to mention our most popular mail order gift. In class you’ll also make our lovelylemon 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.

Sep
15
2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

The fall air is crisp and so are the hard ciders! We will pair up a range of Michigan-made ciders from dry to sweet with cheeses selected from our shop. This tasting is a great way to get ready for the upcoming holidays: you will leave armed with notes on the cheeses, ciders, and how we choose the pairings, ready to wow your guests. Bread and accompaniments from the Cream Top Shop will be provided in addition to the ciders and cheese.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+.

Sep
16
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

The baked goods of the United Kingdom are so different from what most Americans eat every day. In this class we’ll delve into the techniques behind some of our favorites. You'll make fresh English muffins (which are an ocean apart from what you can get at the supermarket), oatcakes and shortbread. It’ll be no surprise if, after taking this class, you start calling your friends to high tea every day!
You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons.