Events & Tastings

Aug
11
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

One of our most popular classes because we teach you Zingerman's beloved croissant recipe. There are very few places in the world outside of France where you can get a good, truly flaky, buttery croissant. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is one of them. There are some tricks, but it’s mostly about taking the time to do it right. And when you smell and taste these treats, you’ll be happy that you did. In this class you’ll learn the basic techniques of creating traditional butter laminated dough. You'll make our plain butter croissant recipe in class, as well as almond and chocolate filled!

You'll leave BAKE! with our croissant recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, a dozen croissants you made in class, croissant dough to bake later and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home croissant dough inif you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Aug
11
2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$30.00

Tea is the world’s most popular drink (second only to water!), and for good reason. In Tea 101, you will taste and explore the six main types of tea and the most common tisanes (herbal "teas"). We'll cover the history of tea, how to prepare and select tea, and some of the benefits of drinking tea. The class is also peppered with the colorful stories of espionage, tips for finding new teas you will enjoy, and practical suggestions for incorporating tea into your life.

Aug
11
2019
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$10.00

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure to learn how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will get to observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while hearing directly from the makers how the cheese is made. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.

Aug
11
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

Learn these unique baking techniques! Make Conchas (brioche covered with a lightly sweet sea shell-like top) and cochinitos de piloncillo (pig shaped soft cookies sweetened with spiced sugar cane syrup). We’ll also demonstrate churros, a piped and fried cinnamon sugar pastry. Don’t miss it, it’s going to be fun with food!

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

Aug
12
2019
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$38.00

Miss Kim hosts a monthly Suckling Pig Dinner - each month features a different theme. These monthly dinner's have become a place for delicious food, family, community, camaraderie, conversation and laughter!

Theme for August: Gua Bao Buns

Aug
13
2019
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
$15.00

We’re bakin’ up lots of changes at Zingerman's Bakehouse! Since installing our very own stone mill, we’ve been milling our own grain and seeing what a difference freshly milled flour can make. We think that whole grain goodness makes our favorites even more delicious! Come learn about our 7 reasons for using freshly milled whole grains and taste the difference for yourself. Try out some of our favorite freshly milled items, like our Freekeh Fougasse, Walnut Sage bread, Vollkornbrot, and Michigan Peach Pie.

Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

Aug
14
2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$50.00

Drink in Michigan wine with Laurentide Winery!

Do you love wine? How about cheese? Then we have just the event for you! Laurentide Winery returns on August 14th to teach us about how to taste wine with some of our favorite cheeses from Zingerman’s Creamery.

Aug
17
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

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.

Aug
17
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$100.00

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 hand-made 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.

Aug
18
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

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. In class, we'll snack on some bagels along with fresh cream cheese from our neighbor Zingerman's Creamery. This class will give you a great go-to recipe. Who wouldn't be impressed waking up to freshly 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/bialys you made in class and great coupons.