Events & Tastings

Feb
09
2020
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$75.00

You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you how to make egg pasta and how to shape, as well as how to make and fill ravioli. We’ll demonstrate making a freshly milled rye pasta,using a Mockmill, a tabletop stone grain mill, and a simple marinara sauce.These can be the inspiration for all the pasta creations you can dream up at home.

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

It was nice to see just how easy it can be to make pasta. —Andy G.

I'll certainly be making pasta at home now. Needed to take this class so I knew what pasta dough should feel and look like. — Helen P.

Informative, hands-on, just really fun! I can't wait to do this with my grandkids! My favorite class to date! —Claudia D.

Authentic—love the history and background presented
Thorough—ingredients and methods well-taught
Variety—different ways to prepare and customize
I am going to pull out my long-dormant pasta machine and have a pasta party. —Leigh H.

Feb
12
2020
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.

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.

Feb
12
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 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: Rigo Jancsi, atraditional Hungarian coffeehouse torte named after Rigó Jancsi (1858-1927) pronounced [ree-GO yan-CHEE], a famous Hungarian violinist who seduced and married Clara Ward, Princesse de Caraman-Chimay. It's two light layers of chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate rum whipped cream and iced with apricot glaze and dark chocolate ganache. 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.

Feb
12
2020
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$45.00

Bread, one of the most basic forms of sustenance that can be so delicious and comforting... And making it yourself in your own kitchen can be so addictive too. That crunchy caramelized, singing crust, moist crumb with irregular holes, aromas wafting from your oven, the anticipation of how it will turn out everytime... Can't beat that. Going beyond your favorite recipe, what if you could dig a little deeper and learn more about the why's of ingredients and processes used to make bread? In Part 1 of the Mindful Baking series, we get curious about our main ingredients with a focus on flour. We are bakers, so we learn about baker's percentages to better understand recipes and communicate with each other. To top it off, we peek inside our favorite countertop stone-mill and pay a visit to our big stone-mill in the Bakehouse.

Feb
13
2020
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.

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.

Feb
13
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 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
14
2020
10:30 am to 11:00 am
$10.00

It's never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so we're super excited to announce that we're bringing our popular JUST FOR KIDS tasting events to an even younger audience! We'll be reading Silly Tilly's Valentine by Lillian Hoban and then tasting a few of our favorite Valentine treats! The best part for us is that we'll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert - using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

Feb
14
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 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.

Feb
14
2020
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$110.00

In this class, you’ll create a world-class tiramisu from scratch! We’ll make every component and assemble them together to make something special. You'll make chiffon cake, espresso syrup,and zabaglione—a cooked custard made with a bit of marsala wine. And that's not all. There's also the addition of mascarpone cheese, whipped cream,and a generous dusting of cocoa. You'll get hands-on practice for a few key baking techniques, like whipping egg whites, cooking custard, whipping cream, and folding mixtures. Wait until you taste how magically each flavor blends together to make one of our favorite Italian sweets.

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

It was well-paced and demonstrated new techniques. More difficult desserts don't seem as daunting! —Courtney

Easy to follow along, informative, relaxed environment. I learned some great basics to transfer to other desserts and recipes. —Emily R.

Feb
15
2020
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$250.00

Did you know you can travel around Italy—from Puglia to Genoa to Sicily—all without leaving Ann Arbor? Well, in this case, your taste buds can at least. In BAKE!'s Mambo Italiano: Italian Breads hands-on baking class, we’ll take you on a bread-making tour across Italy. You’ll experience fresh baked Italian breads made from scratch, including Zingerman's Bakehouse Paesano, Rustic Italian, Focaccia, and Sicilian Sesame Semolina. Go home with eight loaves in all! And they taste even better when you've made them yourself!

Let's meet the breads:

Paesano—This bread hails from Puglia, the heel of the boot of Italy. The name itself translates to “villager” or “countryman.” It’s a rustic peasant bread we make with nothing but organic wheat flour, water, sea salt, and yeast, along with an organic cornmeal-dusted crust.

Rustic Italian—This bread is delightfully uncomplicated, kind of dreamy really. It’s a classic Italian white bread with a mild crumb and a thin crust. What makes ours better than the Italian bread commonly found in every store and bakery? We use nothing but organic wheat flour, water, sea salt, just a little yeast, but a lot of time.

Focaccia—A tender flatbread with garlic and olive oil in the dough topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano® cheese.

Sicilian Sesame Semolina—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 Mambo Italiano: Italian Breads class is a full eight-hour day 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 breads, 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. While your loaves are rising we'll sneak into the Bakehouse to see breads being made on a larger scale. We'll also enjoy a great Bakehouse lunch together mid-day, included in your class price!

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 ourclasses 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 breads 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 loaves of Paesano, two rounds of Focaccia, two loaves of Rustic Italian, two loaves of Sesame Semolina, a poolish to make more bread at home later and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from a great Bakehouse lunch and bread sampling throughout the day.

Read more about our Rustic Italian and Paesano breads on our blog!