Events & Tastings

Oct
11
2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$100.00

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.

Oct
11
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 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: blueberry and lemon chess/ 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" 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.

Oct
12
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$100.00

Great Jewish cookies have great names. Rugelach! Mandelbrot! Hamentaschen! They command attention. Putting out a tray of these at a party is your way of saying “the cookie is king.” We’ll walk you through every step of mixing and shaping these regal, head-turning, mouth-watering traditional Jewish desserts.

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

Oct
12
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 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.

Oct
12
2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 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+.

Oct
13
2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$250.00

A new class with new techniques! Get ready for a full day of the magic of naturally leavened breads. You'll learn to create and maintain a sourdough starter, plus make and use a liquid leaven. You’ll bake four different breads to practice your skills: a country bread, roasted garlic and herb fougasse, a multi-grain sourdough and Lake Shore levain, a bread with local flavors of cherry, beer, and Michigan whole wheat. We’ll also demonstrate recipes that use leftover starter such as crackers, cornbread and waffles. Your class includes a great Zingerman's Bakehouse lunch too! This is an advanced class for the dedicated baker.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 7loaves of bread, sourdough starter to make more bread at home, and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from lunch and bread snacking in class.

Oct
13
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

A 4 Component & Technique Class! In spite of its name, Boston Cream Pie is in fact a cake. It also happens to be the official dessert of Massachusetts. In this class you’ll make and assemble all the components of our version of this historic dessert: vanilla chiffon cake layers, vanilla bean pastry cream, vanilla Swiss butter cream and rich dark chocolate ganache. Take one bite and you'll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it, as well as Bakehouse customers and staff.

You'll go home with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a finished 9" Boston Cream Pie, and great coupons.

Oct
13
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 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.

Oct
13
2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$40.00

A delicious introduction to the world of cheese! Join Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through the seven major styles of cheese. She’ll share samples and expert tips for creating cheese boards and pairings. Bread and additional accompaniments will be provided.

Oct
14
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

Making a coffeecake is worth it for the smell alone! In this hands-on class you'll craft three different coffeecakes so good you’ll be baking them for years to come- including our popular hot cocoa coffee cake, blueberry buckle and banana bread with salted pecan praline. You'll have your household jumping out of bed in the morning for your fresh baked creation!

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