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
17
2019
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Hot diggity dog, it’s the Sundae Social! Featuring a Sundae bar & Hot Dog bar! You double-dog-dared us to host more of these events, so by popular demand we’ve got four lined up for you save-the-dates! Our Next Door sweet treat experts will help you make a custom-designed sundae featuring gelato from Zingerman’s Creamery and fabulous toppings like house-made chocolate syrup, cookie crumbles from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, or peanut brittle from Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory. Our kids area and patio will be open and will have extra special fun activities to add to the party festivities. fun will also include fun activities for kids of all ages. PLUS, relish the chance to deck out your dog with condiments such as: diced onions, dill relish, spicy mustard, The Brinery sauerkraut, crushed potato chips, bacon and more!

Free to attend; Gelato Sundaes and hot dogs for purchase. No reservation required. Open-house style –come for part or the entire event. Either way, make sure to bring your sweet tooth!

May
17
2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Learn about cheeses, ciders, and how we choose the pairings. Get ready to wow your guests at your next party or get-together! Bread and accompaniments from the Cream Top Shop will be provided in addition to the ciders and cheese. This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+.

May
18
2019
7:00 am to 12:00 pm

It’s back by popular demand! Join us for a taste of New Mexico on the Deli’s patio! Nestor, a supervisor in the Deli’s kitchen, explored the chile farms and regional cuisines of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, which inspired this delicious brunch. Join us for tasty bites, breakfast bowls and a salsa bar. A weekend event not to miss!

*Please RSVP as it will help us determine how much food to prepare for the big day. Seats the day of will be first-come, first-served. Come anytime between 7am - Noon, but come early to ensure availability! Early bird gets the huevos rancheros, that’s how the saying goes, right?

Four chances to attend!

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.