Events & Tastings

Feb
01
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Join us to learn two of our Hungarian favorites that are so good they grace the pages of our cookbook, Zingerman's Bakehouse: Esterházy Torta, a walnut cream cake with a pretty design on top, and Somodi Kálacs, a cinnamon swirl bread. This class covers a variety of techniques—from glazing and marking your torte to folding and rolling the cinnamon swirl inside your yeasted dough.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them and pronounce them at home, one 1/4 sheet cake, one loaf of bread, dough to bake later and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough inif you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Feb
01
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$100.00

Learn to make a few of our best selling Zingerman’s Bakehouse soups! We serve up a couple of soups hot for lunch each day with a slice of bread. Now you can stir up some flavor in a BAKE! Class and make these recipes—classic Creamy Tomato thickened with a roux, and Molinaro’s Mushroom Barley with a parmesan-rind-flavored broth. We’ll also demonstrate the beloved 5 O’clock Cheddar Ale soup. You'll learn valuable cooking skills that are the building blocks of making great soups at home. These recipes are sure to be added to the family's mealtime most wanted list.

Feb
01
2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

Seasonal eating is one of those internet worthy trends of the moment! We’ll take those principles and pair up cheeses with the fruits and preserves of the season. We will also discuss different preserving methods and how they affect the taste of the harvested fruits. We’ll also taste plenty of bright juicy citrus, and some of our favorite preserves from Michigan jam makers. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided

Feb
02
2019
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 and 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-inch cake and great coupons.

Feb
02
2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$75.00

Learn the secrets to traditional German-style soft pretzels made with lard and dipped in lye. We will teach you how to form the crossed pretzel shape and tell you the story of why a monk decided to have this food be “in prayer.”You'll also shape the stick or baguette we make at the Bakehouse.These simple but tasty rolls are sure to become a family favorite. We'll also answer the “burning” question, “Are these dipped in the same lye used to make soap?” We'll end class tasting some warm pretzels with a little mustard and Zingerman's Creamery pimento cheese.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen pretzels you made in class and great coupons.

*This class was formerly known as "Bavarian Baguettes: a.k.a. German Pretzels"

Feb
02
2019
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$125.00

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!

Feb
02
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Before people find out how good our cakes taste, they comment on how good they look. Decorating might be the most fun part of cake making and it’s your chance to really put your personal touch on what you’ve baked. Learn the basics for a decorated cake. We’ll split several cakes, fill, crumb coat, and ice them. We'll spend time practicing with different piping tips to make shells, rosettes, roses, vines, leaves, and letters on a cake.Practice makes perfect so you’ll get plenty of that.Finally, you'll have time to let your creativity flow as you put all that practice to work by decorating your cake.

You'll leave BAKE! with the knowledge to decorate cakes at home, a cake you decorated in class and great coupons.

Feb
02
2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

Do you know which beer to pair with that perfectly aged slice of cheddar? We do! Join Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional and beer aficionado for an evening of tasting and exploration. We’ll taste through a wide rage of beer styles from our favorite breweries paired with beer-friendly artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Feb
03
2019
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 buttercream,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-inch Boston Cream Pie, and great coupons.

Feb
03
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 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: cherry and seasonal fruit, 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-inch 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.