Events & Tastings

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

We became friends with Eli and Tino of Dresdner Backhaus, a famous bakery in Dresden, Germany. When working with them, we exchanged recipes and experience freely. Come and learn three breads our German friends taught us: Dinkelbrot, a spelt bread and sunflower loaf; Wurzelbrot, a rye and wheat baguette; and Vinschgauer, a savory seasoned mountain roll delicious with ham and cheese. You might want to have some at home ready for your return from class!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two baguettes, two loaves, 6 large rolls, and great coupons.

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

Our BAKE! principal, Sara, is really passionate about baking bread and is always on a mission to create even more really great tasting whole grain breads for our repertoire and yours. In this class, you’ll bake a multigrain boule made with whole wheat, farina and oats, a quinoa-and-flax-seed sandwich loaf, and kamut-and-fig bread. It will great hands-on practice with bread techniques including creating a "soaker" with your grains and working with yeasted doughs. Not to mention the satisfaction of making your own healthy loaves with great texture and full flavor. Eat well and feel well!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 loaves of bread and great coupons.

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

During this mini version of our popular Mambo Italiano: Italian Breads hands-on baking class, we’ll take you on a brief bread-making journey through part of Italy. You’ll experience fresh baked Italian bread made from scratch including Zingerman's Bakehouse recipes for Focaccia and Sicilian Sesame Semolina. Go home with four loaves in all! And they taste even better when you've made them yourself!

Let's meet the Italian loaves of bread:

Focaccia—A tender flatbread with garlic and olive oil in the dough topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano® cheese. It's a great bread to enjoy as an appetizer, to serve with spreads, or to make a sandwich with. Wait until you experience focaccia warm and fresh from your own. You might want to double the recipe at home to account for the imminent snack attack that's coming to a kitchen near you.

Sicilian Sesame Semolina—Meet the bread you didn’t even know you needed in your life. Its claim to flavor fame is something to see, and taste of course. The entire loaf is rolled in unhulled sesame seeds before baking. The natural oil in all those seeds that cover the dough gets slowly roasted in the oven, contributing an intense flavor and aroma, not to mention a lovely little crunch. And that’s just the crust! Inside there’s a firm, rich, and almost cake-like crumb made with golden semolina flour yielding a beautiful yellow interior. The same flour is often used to make pasta.

Our Sicilian Sesame Semolina bread begs to be toasted, griddled, or broiled to turn the flavor dial up even higher. It loves to be paired with garlic butter, pesto, olive tapenade, or a sprinkle of good parmesan. Trust us, fellow bread lover, you want to give Sicilian Sesame Semolina a whirl.

Our Mini Mambo Italiano: Italian Bread class is an action-packed four hours of Italian bread baking guided by our experienced baking instructors. You'll cover all the essential techniques, including finding out what in the world a poolish is and why you need it to make these loaves of bread, how to handle yeasted doughs, proper kneading, shaping your loaves, finding out when your loaves are ready to bake, and more. You'll get plenty of hands-on practice.

After our baking experts demonstrate how to successfully execute these recipes before your very eyes, you'll try your hand at making them yourself. And our classes are small, 12 or fewer students, so our instructors can answer your individual questions. After practicing in that rich learning environment, you'll have the skills to bake these Italian bread at home any time you want. It could satisfy your cravings for both a fresh warm loaf of Italian bread and an Italian holiday at the same time.

You'll leave BAKE! with Zingerman's Bakehouse Italian bread recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two rounds of Focaccia, two loaves of Sesame Semolina, a poolish to make more bread at home later, and great coupons.

Jan
09
2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Our most popular tasting! It’s no wonder. Cheese, wine, and chocolate are some of the most nuanced foods in the world, all with fanatical followings. We start with the single varietal chocolate bars our partners at Zingerman’s Next Door Café are sourcing from around the world. We pair them with carefully selected artisan cheeses and complimentary American wines! While wine and cheese, or wine and chocolate, are relatively familiar combinations, all three together can be an uncommon matchup. You’ll learn everything we know as we get your taste buds tingling. Go home with plenty of decadent pairing ideas for your next gathering! Bread and additional accompaniments will be provided. This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+

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

A sweet selection of Eastern European traditions, like comfort food breads, you could say. Each one is soft and sweet, like a hug from your grandma (or bubbe, or mummo). In this fun, hands-on class, you’ll make Bulla bread, a cardamom roll from Sweden and Finland;Povitica, a cinnamon walnut roll from Croatia;and Babka, a Jewish chocolate swirl loaf. With these recipes in hand, you can surely host a world-class brunch!

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

Jan
10
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$110.00

In the late 1800s Hungary enjoyed a coffeehouse culture of delicious fancy tortes and great coffee. Philosophers, artists, musicians and politicians gathered in coffeehouses to share ideas and camaraderie while eating cake! We’ll teach you to make oneof the classics.

Together, we'll make Esterházy Torta, an elegant dessert that could end up being your hallmark.It’s made up of thin, soft layers of toasted walnut cake, filled with a luscious Swiss vanilla and toasted walnut buttercream, and topped with a white and dark chocolate poured fondant glaze in a distinctive design resembling the traditional French Napoleon pastry.It’s a classic sold at all traditional Hungarian bakeries. Join us for some Hungarian flavor!

You'll leave BAKE! with ourrecipes, theknowledge to recreate them at home, one Esterházy Torta, and great coupons.

Jan
10
2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Meet Raclette and Fondue. Part comfort food, part elegant appetizer, these melting cheeses from the Swiss are an eating experience not to be missed. Join us for a cozy evening as we demonstrate how to prepare and serve two kinds of fondue and traditional raclette, followed by a scrumptious tasting of course. You’ll leave with a warm and happy tum, plus all the recipes we served so you can share your love of melting cheeses at home.

Jan
11
2020
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.

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

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 themat 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 inif you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

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

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, BuenosAires 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.