Events & Tastings

Apr
02
2020
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$130.00

Calling all chocolate lovers! Let's bake some of our favorite treats that will satisfy your need for a chocolate fix: Hot Cocoa bundt cake, Chocolate Challah bread, and chocolate ganache-filled s’more tart. This class teaches a variety of vital baking techniques and versatile components, too!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, asmall Hot Cocoa cake, aloaf of Chocolate Challah, a9-inch s'moretart, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

This was an ambitious class! We accomplished a great deal without feeling rushed or pressured to finish—the class moved along at a comfortable pace. My knowledge of baking methods and techniques continues to grow andI continue to be amazed by the level of instruction. —Dara K.

Chocolate challah has changed my life! —Candy S.

I knew absolutely nothing about baking before coming to this class and was quite nervous about being thrown into it, but the instructor did a wonderful job demonstrating everything in a totally understandable way. I feel far more confident! —William J.

Apr
02
2020
5:30 pm to 9:30 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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I have better sweet treats in my repertoire now. —Alia A.

I will for sure move from Betty Crocker to real brownies. —Alison H.

Fun, informative, educational, and I learned new and improved methods. —Joe S.

Apr
03
2020
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

Ah, the pizza pie! It's a cornerstone of the American diet, and yet so few folks actually make pizza at home! We're here to show you how easy and fun it can be to make New York-style and Chicago-style pizza recipes with a variety of cheeses, including Parmigiano Reggiano®, and toppings. We'll fire up our wood-fired oven to BAKE! them and give you plenty of pizza samples in class. We will also demonstrate Pizza Bianca, a flavorful Italian bread that is a great accompaniment to any dinner. The next time you reach for the phone to order pizza delivery, you'll remember it's fun and a lot more flavorful to make it yourself.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one New York-style pizza, one Chicago-style pizza, two New York-style pizza doughs, one Chicago-style pizza dough,and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from plenty of pizza snacking in class!

What our guests have to say about this class:

I'm going to make pizza at home. I've taken 4 classes and this feels the most applicable to every day life. — Kelsey C.

Apr
04
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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Such a fabulous class of hands-on experience and tasting! I feel much more confident about making Danish and using yeast! —Danielle K.

I'm so excited to take what I learned home and make Danish for friends and family! —Corey A.

Comprehensive and fun! Perfect in every way. —Laura A.

Apr
04
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$150.00

Create authentic Mexican breakfast tacos with former BAKE! Instructor Alejandro Ramon. Alejandro will guide you through the secrets to making soft and fluffy flour tortillas. You’ll also make savory fillings for traditional breakfast tacos: Mexican chorizo, refried beans, roasted salsa roja, and salsa verde. We’ll also cover additional classic fillings to stuff your fresh flour tortillas at home. We'll cap off class with a breakfast taco feast!

Apr
04
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 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!

Brioche is one of the most satisfyingly rich breads in the world. The scent of butter will fill the room when you learn how to make brioche dough, shape it and bake it to perfection. We’ll show you how versatile this dough is by making classic brioche buns; a traditional round tête shape, chocolate-filled brioche roll; a savory brioche roll filled with sausage; and a sweet loaf called Craquelin, the national bread of Belgium! You’ll get plenty of hands-on practice in class with mixing, kneading and proofing yeasted doughs.

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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

It's a super approachable teaching method—not intimidating at all and so informative! —Melanie

It was a very fun class, challenging but instructors were very encouraging with technique and methods. They gave great advice on alternative toppings and ingredients because of allergies. —Elizabeth H.

So much fun—energetic, enthusiastic instructors that keep it simple and practical—builds your confidence that you can do this at home. I can't wait to get started making my own brioch buns for some amazing black bean burgers. —Diane S.

Apr
04
2020
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$130.00

Make your own fresh paczki and filled doughnuts at home. Skip the bakery line and start your own Fat Tuesday tradition, or make them anytime the mood strikes. You’ll make yeasted doughnuts and learn tips on how to fry them and keep them light and fluffy. Then you’ll fill your doughnuts with a choice of traditional and modern fillings.We'll also do a demo of our delectable Devil's Food doughnuts.Warning: will draw a crowd of doughnut lovers to your kitchen.

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

What our guests have to say about this class:

The instruction was crystal clear and I went home with LOADS of treats. —Annie P.

Very educational and fun class. I felt like I learned a lot that I can take home with me. —Megan E.

Apr
05
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$110.00

Ever wonder how those smooth fancy fondant-covered cakes are made? What exactly IS fondant anyway? In this class, we take you through the steps of making your own fondant that actually tastes good.That’s right, fresh handmade fondant from scratch! We'll show you the basic techniques for coloring, shaping, and cutting out fondant. Then you'll split, fill, cover, and decorate your own cake to take home. The next time there’s a birthday in your house, you’ll know how to make a cake that will leave everyone asking, “How did you DO that?!”

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 6-inch cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

A perfect balance between instruction and practice. —Carolina T.

Apr
05
2020
8:00 am to 12:00 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.

Apr
05
2020
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$75.00

Hop on the tahini train! We’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with the latest culinary craze, tahini (rich sesame paste). And we’re using a particularly great organic tahini we sourced from Turkey. In this class you’ll bake tahini butter cookies, tahini banana bread made with Michigan wheat flour and black sesame seeds, and tahini and almond filled croissants with a carob drizzle. (Due to time constraints, we will provide you with already baked croissants to fill.) These pastries will all add excitement and flavor to your baker's recipe box.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, six croissants, onebread, a dozen cookies, and great coupons.