Events & Tastings

Jan
25
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$130.00

Great Jewish cookies have great names. Rugelach! Mandelbrot! Hamentaschen! They command attention. Putting out a tray of these at a party is your way of saying “the cookie is king.” We’ll walk you through every step of mixing and shaping these regal, head-turning, mouth-watering traditional Jewish desserts.

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

Jan
26
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Before people find out how good our cakes taste, they comment on how good they look. Decorating might be the most fun part of cake making and it’s your chance to really put your personal touch on your dessert. Learn the basics for a decorated cake. We’ll split several cakes, fill, crumb coat, and ice them. We'll spend time practicing with different piping tips to make shells, rosettes, roses, vines, leaves, and letters on a cake or any dessert.Practice makes perfect so you’ll get plenty of that.Finally, you'll have time to let your creativity flow as you put all that practice to work by decorating your cake.

You'll leave BAKE! with the knowledge to decorate cakes at home, a cake you decorated in class, and great coupons.

Jan
26
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 also demonstrate a rye pasta 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.

Jan
29
2020
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$130.00

We created this class years ago to celebrate Zingerman's Delicatessen's anniversary (they opened way back in 1982!). Learn to make our Jewish rye bread and black magic brownies, old-time favorites; and ourhummingbird cake recipe, a new favorite with pineapple, pecan, coconut, banana, and cream cheese frosting. Find out what a rye sour is and the secrets behind our rye bread's flavor. We’ll serve our deli meats and sandwich fixingsto go with your bread and end the class with iconic Zingerman’s treats: a sandwich, pickle, brownie, and a toast to many years of great customers.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a satisfied tummy, great coupons, and everything you made in class: a loaf of rye bread, rye sour, hummingbird cake, and black magic brownies.

Jan
29
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 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.

Jan
30
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.

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

Remember summer nights spent toasting marshmallows over a crackling fire? The smell of a bonfire that lingered on your sweatshirt for days? Crunchy graham crackers layered with perfectly toasty marshmallows and melty chocolate? We remember those s’more-filled days fondly, but there's no reason they need to remain a happy memory. We're here to help you recreate this childhood favorite (only even better than you remember).

No self-respecting s’more is complete without a perfectly crisp graham, so we’ll deliver the graham cracker your campfire treats deserve.

Nostalgic for this American childhood favorite, we wondered what would happen if we changed up the recipe for Graham crackers using great ingredients. What we created was an intensely flavored cookie more addictive than what we munched on as kids. In the spirit of constant improvement, we further wondered how we could make these crowd favorites even tastier. Lo and behold, the flavor boost obtained from milling our own flour from organic soft white wheat grown in Michigan was the easy answer! We love the crackers’ amped up flavors of toasted wheat, honey, and ginger—not to mention their more hearty, crisp texture—and you will, too!

The original “Graham” cracker was not the tasty sweet treat we know and love today; it was a bland, unsweetened biscuit made from finely ground, unbleached wheat flour, wheat bran, and coarsely ground germ, which also came to be known as “Graham bread.” First conceived in the 1830s, the crackers were consumed as part of a strict vegetarian and fiber-rich diet developed by the crackers’ namesake, the Reverend Sylvester Graham (1794-1851), an eccentric Presbyterian minister from Connecticut who became a social reformer and ferocious advocate of healthful living during America’s health craze of the 1820s and 1830s.

Exercising some combination of pseudoscience and faith, Graham believed that physical lust was harmful to the mind, body, and spirit and that a healthy diet, devoid of meat, fat, spices, and refined white flour, would aid in suppressing sinful carnal excess, which he saw as a genuine human affliction and the scourge of his time. His preaching and promotional writings on maintaining a healthy, plant-based, fiber-rich diet for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being won countless converts over the course of the nineteenth century, who came to be known as “Grahamites.”

So, Dr. Graham, thanks for making graham crackers. Now, if ya don’t mind, step aside and let us take them to a new level! Enjoy our crisp, flavorful, and not-too-sweet crackers. They’ll take you right back to those summer campfires.

Then we’ll have fun making chocolate and vanilla marshmallows and learning how to make up our own flavors. Strawberry marshmallows? Mint marshmallows? Birthday cake marshmallows? You betcha. Any marshie you can dream up, you can make. You won’t believe the difference between your homemade marshmallows and the packaged varieties of your childhood. Join us and increase the flavor of your s’mores by 100%.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen graham crackers, chocolate and vanilla marshmallows, graham cracker dough to bake later, and great coupons.

Jan
31
2020
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

Remember when you were little and the gym teacher pulled out a compact plastic bundle and magically unfurled it into a huge parachute that the whole class could fit under? Well, you’ll have that experience all over again when we take a grapefruit-sized piece of strudel dough and stretch it out to cover a 24 sq. ft. table. Then we’ll make sweet and savory fillings to finish it off. This is just about the most fun you can have making food.

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

Jan
31
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

Let's bake pastries for dinner! In this class we'll delve in to 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.