Events & Tastings

Nov
21
2019
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
$45.00

At twenty-two, Daniel Leader stumbled across the intoxicating perfume of bread baking in the back room of a Parisian boulangerie, and he has loved and devoted himself to making quality bread ever since. He went on to create Bread Alone, the now-iconic bakery that has become one of the most beloved artisan bread companies in the country. Today, professional bakers and bread enthusiasts flock to Bread Alone's headquarters in the Catskills from all over the world to learn Dan's signature techniques and baking philosophy.

In his groundbreaking book,Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making,he offers a comprehensive picture of bread baking today for the enthusiastic home baker. With inspiration from a community of millers, farmers, bakers, and scientists, Living Bread provides a fascinating look into the way artisan bread baking has evolved and continues to change—from wheat farming practices and advances in milling, to sourdough starters and the mechanics of mixing dough.

Join the renowned Daniel Leader, baking pioneerand two-time IACP award winner, for two hours of baking fun. Dan will demonstrate several recipes from his newest book, tell stories about his life, and sign books. We'll cap it off with a tasting, so you'll go home with a full belly and a full mind.

Nov
21
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$110.00

Ever wonder how those smooth fancy fondant-covered cakes are made? What exactly IS fondant anyway? In this class, we take you through the steps of making your own fondant that actually tastes good.That’s right, fresh handmade fondant from scratch! We'll show you the basic techniques for coloring, shaping, and cutting out fondant. Then you'll split, fill, cover, and decorate your own cake to take home. The next time there’s a birthday in your house, you’ll know how to make a cake that will leave everyone asking, “How did you DO that?!”

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 6-inch cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later, and great coupons.

Nov
21
2019
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

At twenty-two, Daniel Leader stumbled across the intoxicating perfume of bread baking in the back room of a Parisian boulangerie, and he has loved and devoted himself to making quality bread ever since. He went on to create Bread Alone, the now-iconic bakery that has become one of the most beloved artisan bread companies in the country. Today, professional bakers and bread enthusiasts flock to Bread Alone's headquarters in the Catskills from all over the world to learn Dan's signature techniques and baking philosophy.

In his groundbreaking book,Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making,he offers a comprehensive picture of bread baking today for the enthusiastic home baker. With inspiration from a community of millers, farmers, bakers, and scientists, Living Bread provides a fascinating look into the way artisan bread baking has evolved and continues to change—from wheat farming practices and advances in milling, to sourdough starters and the mechanics of mixing dough.

Join the renowned Daniel Leader, baking pioneerand two-time IACP award winner, for two hours of baking fun. Dan will demonstrate several recipes from his newest book, tell stories about his life, and sign books. We'll cap it off with a tasting, so you'll go home with a full belly and a full mind.

Nov
21
2019
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
$15.00

Join us at Zingerman's Next Door Café for an evening of tasting and learning as we explore the world’s most popular beverage: tea! Awaken a new enthusiasm for an ancient food tradition while enriching your knowledge of Ari’s favorite “affordable luxury”. We’ll take a flavorful journey through five distinctive varieties while discussing the history, cultivation, and intricate craft of tea making. A light snack will accompany the flight of teas. Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Nov
22
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

One of our most popular classes! Your family and house guests won't soon forget waking up to the aroma of butter, cinnamon, andbrown sugar from freshly baked sweet rolls. Join us and find out how it's done. Learn the basic techniques of creating a sweet dough, including mixing, kneading and rolling, hand-shaping your rolls, and properly proofing them. We'll also demonstrate how to make pecan sticky buns, a staff favorite. Wait until you taste these warm from the oven in class!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dough to bake at home later, a half dozen big cinnamon rolls and a cinnamon roll wreath you made in class, plus great coupons.

Nov
22
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

Calling all chocolate lovers! Let's bake some of our favorite treats that will satisfy your need for a chocolate fix: Hot Cocoa bundt cake, Chocolate Challah bread, and chocolate ganache-filled s’more tart. This class teaches a variety of vital baking techniques and versatile components, too!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, asmall Hot Cocoa cake, aloaf of Chocolate Challah, a9-inch s'moretart, and great coupons.

Nov
22
2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Entertain like a pro! Learn how to build the perfect cheeseboard from our expert cheesemongers. We talk you through the steps as you put together a personal-size cheese board, perfect for lunch the next day (or the car ride home, but we won’t tell)! We’ll discuss complimentary artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and other sweet and salty accompaniments. You’ll learn what works well together, not just in flavor, but visually and texturally. Get helpful tips for portioning the cheese, as well. Impress your guests for holidays or anytime, making your own masterful cheese boards at home.

Nov
23
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$110.00

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.

Nov
23
2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$75.00

A great class for beginning bakers. Learn the keys to flaky and tender scones, such as how to properly cut the butter into the flour. You’ll make three varieties of Bakehouse buttery scones—sweet crystallized ginger, savory cheddar herb, and flavorful Mother scones, made with freshly milled organic einkorn, which is known as "the mother of all wheat." Scones are simple to make and really delicious fresh out of your oven at home, so these recipes will surely become some of your favorites to reach for!

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

Nov
23
2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$15.00

Experience first-hand how we source, roast, and serve the coffees that you enjoy in our café (and beyond!).

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