Events & Tastings

Oct
29
2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$45.00

Understanding and using natural leavening can be very intimidating. This class will dig into the basics of using stone ground, whole grain flours, and maintaining a sourdough culture. Making English muffins and tortillas will develop your familiarity with sourdough. The wild flavors of freshly ground flours will turn these easy homemade staples into everyday specialties.

Amy Halloran likes pancakes so much she wrote a book about their main ingredient: The New Bread Basket: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf. She lives in upstate New York, where she runs a food pantry and community meals program.

Oct
30
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 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.

Oct
30
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 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.

Oct
31
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$110.00

Pronounced [doh-bosh], this traditional Hungarian coffeehouse torte was created in 1887 by well known chef and confectioner József C. Dobos (1847–1924). It's five thin layers of vanilla sponge cake and dark chocolate espresso butter cream, all topped with pieces of crispy dark caramel. Taste one of Hungary's most famous tortas!

In this class, you'll learn how to make and assemblethe sponge, buttercream, and caramel top into a truly delicious and decadent dessert.

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

Nov
01
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

Brioche is one of the most satisfyingly rich breads in the world. And while it might seem a little trendy (brioche burger buns are popping up on many restaurant menus), the funny thing is, brioche is on record as being made over 600 years ago. It is believed to have originated with the Normans. Many years later came the famous Marie Antoinette quote “S’ils n’ont plus de pain, qu’ils mangent de la brioche,” commonly translated as “If they have no bread, let them eat cake.”

In case you’ve never had the pleasure of a soft, buttery slice of brioche, we’ll gladly fill you in. It’s really a small step away from being a pastry (hence the translation from “brioche” to “cake” in Miss Antoinette’s quote). It has a golden color and rich, soft texture from all the eggs and butter added to the flour, yeast, and salt. It’s great on its own, of course, but it makes rich bread pudding and French toast, and takes sandwiches and burgers to another level.

In this BAKE! class, the scent of butter will fill the room when you learn how to make brioche dough, shape it, and bake it to perfection. You'll get plenty of hands-on practice in class with mixing, kneading, and proofing yeasted doughs—and you’ll be amazed by just how much butter you knead into the dough!

We’ll show you how versatile this dough is by making a variety of treats with brioche. You’ll learn how to make a traditional round shape, called brioche à tête—the brioche dough is baked in a round, fluted pan, and a small portion of the dough is placed on the top to form the head, or tête. You’ll make stuffed brioche rolls, with both sweet (chocolate) and savory (sausage) fillings, and a sweet loaf called Craquelin. This national bread of Belgium is rolled up with a layer of fresh orange zest and sugar cubes soaked in Grand Marnier®. The additions form a sweet swirl inside each slice and their dark orange flavors seep into the surrounding dough. We’ll also demonstrate Bee Sting Cake (Bienenstich), a German dessert made with brioche, pastry cream, and a honey almond topping. We’ll also send you home with dough to make another batch of something you made in class—or something else entirely!

If you need more inspiration, you can find brioche at the Bakehouse in a couple of different forms. Frank and Amy, Bakehouse managing partners, tried bostock well over a decade ago and were still thinking about it, so we just had to start making this pastry creation and sharing them with you. Every day, our bakers begin with a thick slice of our buttery brioche bread, brush it with orange-flavored simple syrup, spread it with almond frangipane, sprinkle it with toasted almonds and bake it. It’s a breakfast pastry totally worth getting out of bed for (but it’s good for dessert too!). We also make small brioche rolls (with or without a sprinkling of sea salt on top) that make an irresistible addition to any dinner spread.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves, eight rolls, dough to bake later, and great coupons.

Nov
01
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

Join us to learn two of our Hungarian favorites that are so good they grace the pages of our cookbook, Zingerman's Bakehouse: Esterházy Torta, a walnut cream cake with a pretty design on top, and Somodi Kálacs, a cinnamon swirl bread. This class covers a variety of techniques—from glazing and marking your torte to folding and rolling the cinnamon swirl inside your yeasted dough.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them and pronounce them at home, one 1/4-sheet cake, one loaf of bread, dough to bake later, 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.

Nov
01
2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Join us for a date night tasting with your significant other or your bestie that features all the things you love! Relaxation, wine & beer, and of course, cheese! We’ll put together some of our favorite perfect bites to enjoy with your partner for the evening. We’ll be pouring some of our favorite beverages to go along with each bite, all you need to provide is the company and conversation. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.
This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+

Nov
02
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$110.00

Learn to make a few of our best selling Zingerman’s Bakehouse soups! We serve up a couple of soups hot for lunch each day with a slice of bread. Now you can stir up some flavor in a BAKE! Class and make these recipes—classic Creamy Tomato thickened with a roux, and Molinaro’s Mushroom Barley with a parmesan-rind-flavored broth. We’ll also demonstrate the beloved 5 O’clock Cheddar Ale soup. You'll learn valuable cooking skills that are the building blocks of making great soups at home. These recipes are sure to be added to the family's mealtime most wanted list.

Nov
02
2019
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.

Nov
02
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 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.