Events & Tastings

May
15
2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$35.00

Grab a front-rowseat for our guest Maria Trumpler, a Senior Lecturer at Yale in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her interests include gender and science, feminist critiques of science, scientific studies of sexuality, and food studies. She has taught at Yale, Middlebury, and Harvard, and currently teaches a lecture course on "Women, Food and Culture" and a first-year seminar on "History of Sexuality." She also serves as Director of Yale's Office of LGBTQ Resources.

Why did women stop baking bread at home and why does it matter?

In cultures around the world, women baked bread at home for thousands of years. Now, few women do so. We will look at how home bread baking practices in ancient Egypt and colonial America provided nutritious, inexpensive, and likely delicious sustenance along with a sense of accomplishment for the women bakers. Then, we'll dive into the waning of home bread baking and explore how changes in flour, leavening, ovens, and the uses for bread accelerated this change.

You’ll leave BAKE! with new found knowledge and inspiration, happy taste buds,and great coupons.

*This talkwill be held ZingTrain (3728 Plaza Dr)just across from BAKE!

May
16
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$125.00

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.

May
16
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

The secret is out! Learn the recipe for Zingerman's signature sour cream coffee cake with ribbons of cinnamon brown sugar and toasted walnuts. It’s a Bakehouse classic that graces the cover of our cookbook (find it at most Zingerman's locations and wherever you buy books), not to mention coffee cakes are our most popular Mail Order gift.

In class you’ll also make a couple other cakes near and dear to us, the lovely olive oil and citrus cake and rich almond pound cake. These are sure to be a treasured recipe in your house for years to come!

You'll leave BAKE! with Zingerman's Bakehouse coffee cake recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 coffee cakes and great coupons.

May
16
2019
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Take a step back in time with our guest Maria Trumpler, a Senior Lecturer at Yale in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her interests include gender and science, feminist critiques of science, scientific studies of sexuality, and food studies. She has taught at Yale, Middlebury, and Harvard, and currently teaches a lecture course on "Women, Food and Culture" and a first-year seminar on "History of Sexuality." She also serves as Director of Yale's Office of LGBTQ Resources.

Bread has been central to the American diet in various forms since before colonial times.On her visit to BAKE!, she'll demonstrate a few historical varieties of breads, from before 1850, while discussing their economic and cultural context and what they tell us about the lives of the women who baked them,while you simply sit back and take it all in. We'll end class sampling these tastes of the past.

You’ll leave BAKE! with recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, happy taste buds,and great coupons.

May
17
2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
$250.00

Named for the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, the St. Honore is an over-the-top French dessert. It's a marriage of cream puffs and a Napoleon. You'll learn a variety of classic techniques and components that can be used in this recipe and in many other applications as well: puff pastry, pate choux, pastry cream, whipped cream, and caramelized sugar. This dessert isa project but well worth the effort. Any dessert that is built out of other desserts is a winner in our book and is sure to impress in your guests! This class also includes a great Bakehouse lunch!

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a fulltummy, a complete Gateau St. Honore you made in class and great coupons.

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

Crackers are the humble underdogs of the baking world. Unassuming looking, they pack a powerful flavor punch and deliver an addictive texture experience. Join us to make cheesy pepper squares, whole wheat thins, seedy garlic crisps, and rice bites. They'll soon be your new favorite additions to salads, soups and cheese plates.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, eight dozen crackers you made in class (that you didn't munch on right out of the oven), and great coupons.

May
18
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.

May
18
2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$15.00

Experience first-hand how we source, roast, and serve the coffees that you enjoy in our café (and beyond!).

May
19
2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$250.00

Did you know you can travel from Puglia to Genoa to Sicily without leaving Ann Arbor? In Mambo Italiano, we’ll take you on a bread-baking tour across Italy and you’ll return home with loads of Paesano, Rustic Italian, focaccia with Parmigiano-Reggiano®, and Sesame Semolina breads and the skills to make them any time you want to satisfy the craving for an Italian holiday. This is a full day of Italian baking from finding out what a poolish is to brushing olive oil on your focaccia dough with a nice Bakehouse lunch in between. You'll get plenty of hands-on practice at working with yeasted doughs, including kneading, shaping and proofing too. While our loaves are rising we'll sneak into the Bakehouse to see it done on a much larger scale.

You'll leave BAKE! with our 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 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!

May
19
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

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.