Events & Tastings

Sep
21
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 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.

Sep
21
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 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 writing 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.

Sep
21
2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$40.00

Cheddar is the most well-known and loved of the milled curd cheeses throughout the Western world. Join us as Tessie, takes us through the beginnings of this ubiquitous cheese in the English village of Cheddar, the definition of the cheddaring process, and its implications for cheese production in the centuries to come. How did a style with such humble beginnings end up conquering the western world? We will discuss milled curd technology, texture, and flavor, as we taste our way through some classic examples of this popular cheese style. Don't miss it!

Sep
22
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.

Sep
22
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$75.00

Remember when you were little and the gym teacher pulled out a compact plastic bundle and magically unfurled it into a huge parachute that the whole class could fit under? Well, you’ll have that experience all over again when we take a grapefruit size piece of strudel dough and stretch it out to cover a 24 sq. ft. table. Then we’ll make sweet and savory fillings to finish it off. This is just about the most fun you can have making food. You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two strudel you made in class, strudel dough to bake at home and great coupons.

Sep
22
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

Experience three classics from Detroit institutions that have been around since the 1920s and 1940s. Together we'll bake Detroit style deep dish pizza with caramelized cheese edges baked in a blue steel pan, spiced almond cookies in the traditional windmill shape and a long john coffeecake with a butter, brown sugar, and walnut struesel. Get a little piece of history and a big bite of flavor, along with plenty of hands-on practice and tips for mastering these new recipes.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one pizza, one coffeecake, cookies, cookie dough to bake later and great coupons.

Sep
22
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

Learn these unique baking techniques! Make Conchas (brioche covered with a lightly sweet sea shell-like top) and Cochinitos de piloncillo (pig shaped soft cookies sweetened with spiced sugar cane syrup). We’ll also demonstrate Churros, a piped and fried cinnamon sugar pastry. Don’t miss it, it’s going to be fun with food!

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

Sep
22
2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$40.00

You might not think of tea as being a typical pairing for a slice of cheese, but the two can be exceptionally good at bringing out the best flavors of each other. Like wine, certain teas contain tannins which result in full-bodied flavors and make for a perfect accompaniment to a variety of cheeses. Our cheesemongers have teamed up with our neighbors at the Zingerman's Coffee Co. to showcase specially selected teas from Rishi that pair most deliciously with an assortment of cheeses hand-picked by our cheesemongers. Join us for this unique take on tea time!

Sep
23
2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$250.00

Have you always wondered how to make naturally leavened bread at home? What is a sourdough starter anyway? In this class we will demystify naturally leavened bread for you, teach you how to make and maintain your own sourdough starter, mix and treat the dough and finally bake a loaf of crusty, flavorful bread at home. You will make three of Zingerman's Bakehouse's signature breads: our famous Farm bread, the nutritious 8 grain 3 seed bread, and our popular pecan raisin bread. We'll also demonstrate parmesan pepper bread rolls. Your class includes a great Zingerman's Bakehouse lunch too. This is anadvanced class for the dedicated baker.

You'll leave BAKE! with Zingerman's naturally leavened bread and sourdough starter recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two Farm breads, two pecan raisin breads, two grain 3 seed breads, sourdough starter to make more bread at home, and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from lunch and bread snacking in class.

Read more about our Pecan Raisin Bread on our blog!

Sep
23
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$150.00

Why order in when you can make it better from scratch at home? Shih-Wen Wu, an instructor for the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, comes to BAKE! To teach the art of making two versatile Chinese snacks. You will learn the Chinese dumpling, also known as "JiaoZi,”one filling is pork, shrimp and Chinese garlic chive and the other vegetarian filling is tofu, spinach, mung bean noodle, and shiitake mushroom. You will also learn to make Chinese Scallion Pancakes. With these two recipes in hand, everyone will be inviting themselves over to your house.

You will leave BAKE! With the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the JaioZi and scallion pancakes you made in class and great coupons!