Events & Tastings

May
22
2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Each year, the Michigan Notable Book list features 20 books, published during the previous calendar year, which are about, or set in, Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or written by a Michigan author. Selections include a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, that appeal to many audiences and explore topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents.

May
23
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Want to start with the basics and learn to make great tasting classic cookies? We’re ready to teach you! Where to start? Well nothing is more American than a
peanut butter cookie marked with a fork on top! Next we’ll make our chewy molasses cookies with crystallized ginger called Ginger Jump Ups. And finally, Sky's the Lemon cookies, the name alone makes us happy! And to really round it out, we’ll demonstrate Bakehouse spiced graham crackers. They’d make Reverend Graham proud! This class includes lots of hands on practice at the creaming method, a useful baking technique. Upgrade your cookie jar and join us for American cookies!

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

May
23
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

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 new cookbook (being released October 2017), not to mention our most popular mail order gift. In class you’ll also make the lemon 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.

Zingerman's Bakehouse, the cookbook, is available for preorder now on Amazon.

May
24
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 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.

May
24
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

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.

May
25
2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$675.00

Even more baking action in this new 3 day BAKE!-cation full of sweet and savory recipes that are the top picks of Zingerman’s Bakehouse staff. You’ll learn a wide variety of techniques including making bread starters and poolish, forming a flaky pie crust, frying, dough fermentation, cooking pastry cream, kneading dough, and more. Together we’ll make a laundry list of all time favorites including Maple Sandwich Cookies, Ginger Jump Up cookies, Bacon Pecan Sandies, Buenos Aires Brownies, Crullers, Rhubarb Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Boston Cream Pie, Somodi Kálacs, Peppered Bacon Bread, Scallion Walnut Bread, Chocolate Sourdough Bread, Brioche Buns, Focaccia with Caramelized Onions, Walnuts and Gorgonzola, and French Baguettes. Phew! Bakers know how to eat! Also includes a special Bakehouse breakfast and lunch each day.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, boxes of food you made in class, a full tummy and great coupons.

May
25
2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$35.00

A delicious introduction to the world of frozen desserts! This tasting will tingle your sweet tooth as we taste through some of our favorite flavors of gelato and sorbet that we produce at Zingerman’s Creamery.

May
26
2018
and
May
27
2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$200.00

Come join us as we share our techniques and recipes for success making fresh goat’s milk cheeses! On day one we’ll make cheese using milk we’ve started the day before and then walk you through the process of culturing & setting the fresh milk.

This is a 2-day class! Saturday, May 26 (2-4pm) & Sunday, 27th (12-4pm)

May
30
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Let's bake pastries for dinner! In this class we'll delve in to a few of the delicious savory pies found in just about every culture. We'll make chorizo empanadas, found in Spain, Portugal, Central and South America; potato knish, a Jewish staple in Eastern Europe; and beef pasties, served up by the thousands in Michigan's Upper Peninsula but originating in England. We'll teach you how to make a flaky pasty dough, empanada dough, and tender knish dough. You'll learn to make the accompanying fillings and get practice hand-forming each of your little "pies".You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four chorizo empanadas, four beef pasties, eight potato caramelized onion knish and great coupons.

May
30
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you two classic doughs, two sauces, and some traditional shaping techniques. Learn these versatile recipes for Southern Italian semolina pasta and Northern Italian egg pasta, as well as classic marinara sauce. We'll also demonstrate making a fresh pesto sauce. You’ll get hands-on practice with various pasta rolling and shaping techniques. These can be the inspiration for all the pasta creations you can dream up at home.

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