Events & Tastings

Apr
08
2020
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$110.00

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 to make flavorful Michigan Wheat bread, buttery biscuits, classic Bakehouse White burger buns, and our tasty, slightly sweet Northern style cornbread. Get plenty of hands-on practice at mixing, kneading, and shaping too. Once you’ve taken this class, you’ll never have to settle for stereotypes again!

Apr
08
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$130.00

These are royally good cookies, and maybe our most popular Jewish baked good at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. To make our rugelach we start with a rich cream cheese and butter pastry,fold it up withspecial fillings, sprinkle it with sugar and bake it to a golden brown. They’re not too sweet, full of flavor and really great any time of day. In this class, we’ll make three rugelach flavors—dark chocolate, almond sesame, and date—and practice two different ways to shape them (as seen in our cookbook, Zingerman's Bakehouse, available now).

You'll leave bake with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four dozen rugelach you made in class and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

It's an intimate environment to help you feel comfortable with the material. It is fun and informative in ways I wouldn't have thought! There are suggestions and techniques I've learned here that I definitely want to use ASAP at home. —Natalie K.

The length of the sessions is perfect, and it is such fun to walk away with a box of goodies. I've taken a couple of classes now and I always learn something new. There will be many gifts of rugelach this holiday! —Marlene G.

I bake frequently and the recipes I've learned at BAKE! always receive rave reviews. —Anon.

Apr
09
2020
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$130.00

Our Guinness Beef Stew is so rich and flavorful that Amy says, “I’ve since stopped up making my family’s stew recipe.” Beware this might happen to you, too! To sop up the stewy sauce we’ll make soft and tasty Baps—a dreamy little dinner roll. Need a little something for dessert? Let’s make classic shortbread cookies.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dinner for four, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

It was a fun and friendly environment and the instructions were easy to understand. I think this has jumpstarted my desire to explore new recipes. —David J.

This is my favorite class I've taken—I see myself making all of these items over and over again. —Jeanne B.

Apr
09
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$110.00

In spite of its name, Boston Cream pie is actually a layer cake. It also happens to be the official dessert of the state of Massachusetts. Like many American foods, there is a storied history along with a debated controversy about where to award credit for creating the original version. Some say this divine dessert was created in the 1800s for the opening of the Parker House hotel in Boston, MA. They are also famous for their Parker House rolls. Score a double food claim-to-fame for this historic dining room! However, others say it did not appear on the menu until the 1950s. The modern day version of Boston Cream Pie from the Omni Parker House hotel actually includes rum in the pastry cream, a poured fondant on top, and sliced almonds around the sides. Some records indicate that Boston Cream Cakes were actually cream puffs originally. Of course, we can't forget the Boston Cream doughnut you can also find everywhere. Funny how foods deliciously evolve over time.

Zingerman's Bakehouse Boston Cream Pie is comprised of two layers of moist vanilla chiffon cake (a light sponge cake made with meringue), filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, covered in thin layer of vanilla buttercream, and glazed in rich dark chocolate ganache. Take one bite to taste it, and you'll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it. (Like all our cakes please enjoy responsibly, at room temperature, for maximum flavor and ideal texture.) It's been a wildly popular addition to the cake menu at Zingerman's Bakehouse, having never gone “on vacation” since its debut. It must be good, if we do say so ourselves.

In this class, you'll learn to make all four components of our Boston Cream Pie from scratch and assemble them. First, you will watch our expert instructor demonstrate the recipes and techniques before your eyes, and then you will try your hand at them. You’ll fold together the fluffy vanilla chiffon cake batter, whisk real vanilla beansinto your carefully cooked pastry cream, whip a voluminous egg white meringue for the vanilla Swiss buttercream, and melt dark chocolate to stir into your rich ganache. Put them all together, and you have one heck of a dessert that will be a welcome addition to family dinners, birthdays, and holidays.

But that's not all these recipes are greatfor. These are versatile dessert components and touchstone baking techniques that will prove useful for creating other desserts at home. Just think: chiffon cake for trifles and tortes, pastry cream for fruit tarts and cream puffs (or, we say just grab a spoon!), buttercream for birthday cakes, and chocolate ganache for stuffing cupcakes or making truffles (or anything that needs a bold chocolate boost). The tasty possibilities are endless. And you are well on yourway to being a master of making desserts.

You'll go home with Zingerman's Bakehouse Boston Cream Pie recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a finished 9-inch Boston Cream Pie, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Looking forward to expanding my skills and using components of the class in other desserts. —Denise A.

Apr
10
2020
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$130.00

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!

Family groups are:

one adult two children (ages 7 to 13)
or two adults and one child (age 7 to 13)

There is a minimum of two and a maximum of three people per family group.

Apr
10
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

We’ll lead you in making Zingerman's Delicatessen's recipe for really great chicken pot pie from scratch, including mixing and rolling the flaky pie crust, cooking the velouté sauce, assembling the aromatic filling and shaping the pies. Join in on the hands-on fun and learn to make a classic comfort food.

You'll leave BAKE! with the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 individual pot pies you made in class to take home and freeze or bake for dinner and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I always make things into a big deal in my head, and this showed me it's not that difficult—just takes some planning! I can't wait to get home and bake/eat my pies, and I actually think I'll make them again! —Ellen H.

Apr
11
2020
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$500.00

Our BAKE!-cations® are the ultimate experience for the home baker! We guide you through a comprehensive education in baking techniques in a fun, exciting, relaxed, and always hands-on classroom full of good humor and expert instruction. Your BAKE!-cation® includes breakfast and lunch every day, and you'll need an empty suitcase to bring home all the great food you've made!

This will be an intensive weekend of baking and demonstrations of some of our favorite breads: Sourdough, Farm, 8 Grain, Paesano, Detroit Style Pizza, Wurtzelbrot, Vortekaker, Quinoa Flax, Biscuits, Cornbread, Roadhouse Bread, Lángos, Grissini, and Bialys.

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

I have always baked sweet goodies, but this bread BAKE!-cation has given me so much guidance to jump into breads. It's really expanded my baking. —Julie D.

I thought the "joke" about needing a suitcase for all the bread really was a joke. It is not. —Christina C.

I wanted to improve my bread knowledge and this did that. —Susan A.

Apr
11
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Hop on it to BAKE! for some holiday fun. First, every bunny’s favorite cake: carrot, of course. We’ll bake FMWG carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (that’s shorthand for freshly milled whole grain, and it’ll take your cupcakes to the next level). Then we’ll make a stunning Greek Easter cake that will be a showstopper on your table.

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

Apr
11
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$130.00

Unleash your creativity on cookies! Decorated cookies make great gifts, party favors, stocking stuffers, and holiday centerpieces. In this class, you'll learn to make our tasty sugarcookie doughand use a variety of decorating techniques. You'll make your own cookie dough and fresh fondant from scratch to take home. We'll show you how to decorate with fondant and royal icing, and then you'll get plenty of hands-on practice. We provide an assortment of cookie cutters, but you're welcome to bring your own (3-to 4-inchplease).

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, fondant and a dozen dazzling decorated cookies you created yourself, plus great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Impressive bakes are a lot more accessible than people think and BAKE! can get us there! —Josh B.

Apr
12
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Unleash your creativity on cookies! Decorated cookies make great gifts, party favors, stocking stuffers, and holiday centerpieces. In this class, you'll learn to make our tasty sugarcookie doughand use a variety of decorating techniques. You'll make your own cookie dough and fresh fondant from scratch to take home. We'll show you how to decorate with fondant and royal icing, and then you'll get plenty of hands-on practice. We provide an assortment of cookie cutters, but you're welcome to bring your own (3-to 4-inchplease).

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, fondant and a dozen dazzling decorated cookies you created yourself, plus great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Impressive bakes are a lot more accessible than people think and BAKE! can get us there! —Josh B.