Events & Tastings

Feb
29
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 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.

Feb
29
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 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 (also known as Pulla or Nisu);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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I have never turned on my oven since moving to Ann Arbor 15 months ago—now I will. —Randy T.

The breads were delicious! I loved the cardamom rolls, they are fantastic. If I ran a B&B I would bake them every day. —Denise A.

I came because I wanted to learn the babka recipe, but I loved the other breads almost more! I can't wait to make them at home this holiday season. —Ani K.

Feb
29
2020
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

Part comfort food, part elegant appetizer, meet Fondue and Raclette, melting cheeses from the Swiss. Join us for a cozy demonstration and tasting. Go home with all the recipes and share your love of melting cheeses at home.

Mar
01
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$110.00

At Zingerman’s Bakehouse we bake bagels as they were a long time ago - crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with big flavor, and a hole you can stick your finger through. Let us teach you to make a great bagel in your own home. You’ll mix your dough from scratch, knead it by hand, shape it into rings, then boil and bake your bagels to get just the right texture. You’ll choose your seeds too. We’ll also show you traditional bialys, a crispy, chewy roll with a center of slow-roasted onions and poppy seeds. This class will give you a great go-to recipe. Who wouldn’t be impressed waking up to fresh-baked bagels? After all, better bagels could make for better weekends!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two dozen bagels and/or bialys you made in class and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I will now make bagels. Never thought it possible. — Chris A.

I love to learn new techniques—especially for things I might not make at home, such as bagels. — Mia B.

Mar
01
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Not all treats have to contain wheat! These gluten free desserts have no flour and are amazingly delicious all the same. Learn to make pavlova, a light and airy meringue topped with whipped cream and a stunning array of fresh fruit. Then bake a dark, rich flourless chocolate cake everyone will want the recipe for.

Mar
01
2020
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$10.00

Tour behind the scenes at Zingerman's Creamery and see how artisans make cheese and gelato from scratch. Sample some of our collection of fresh cow's milk and goat's milk cheeses, while our cheesemakers teach you the process of how cheese is made. This is a great introduction into what a Creamery, on your quest for food learning.

Mar
01
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$150.00

Shih-Wen is back for more! Dim sum is collection of bite-sized steamed or fried dishes. She’ll take a break from teaching cooking at the Confucius Institute at the University of Michiganto join us at BAKE! In this class, you’ll make vegetarian egg rolls, pork wontons, and egg tarts, and we'll show you how to makeshrimp har gow (dumplings). Pour the tea and let the feast begin.

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

**Please bring a cooler, as you will go home with rawwontons to cook fresh!

Mar
01
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$130.00

Let's bake pastries for dinner! In this class, we'll delve into a few of the delicious savory pies found in just about every culture. We'll make chorizo empanadas, found in Spain, Portugal, and 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 and caramelized onion knish, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Every time I take a class, I'm reinspired to bake. —Laura C.

Mar
04
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 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.

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.

Mar
05
2020
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$130.00

Who doesn’t love pasta night?! In this hands-on class, you’ll cook egg fettuccine with creamy, cheesy alfredo sauce from scratch. Then bake grissini (crispy breadsticks) to go alongside it. Something sweet to round it out? We’ll bake up some crispy chocolate biscotti to enjoy with your after-dinner coffee. Go home with dinner for four!

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:

All the food is fabulous and the instructors were so helpful. — Nick P.

Can't wait to try everything I learned at home. —Heidi S.