Events & Tastings

Feb
17
2018
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 in, if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Feb
17
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

Ever wonder how to make those tender hollow little cream puff shells? Well, join us to find out! Learn the history and basic techniques of creating sweet and savory pastries from pâte à choux (pot-a-shoo) dough. You'll make your own dough and pipe éclairs and cream puffs. We’ll make pastry cream, whipped cream, and chocolate ganache to fill your creations. These recipes will kick your entertaining up several notches.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen and a half cream puffs, pastry cream and ganache to use later, and great coupons.

Feb
17
2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$125.00

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 what you’ve baked. 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 writing letters on a cake.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.

Feb
17
2018
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$75.00

You can make your own fresh pasta at home! You’ll get hands-on practice with various pasta rolling and shaping techniques. The family works on the recipes together and you'll take home what you made in class!

Feb
17
2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$125.00

For the first time ever we are sharing our techniques and recipes for success making fresh goat’s milk cheeses! On day one we’ll walk you through the process of culturing & setting the fresh milk. We’ll taste through some of the different goat cheeses that are made at Zingerman’s Creamery and talk about how process influences finished product. On day two we’ll use the milk that we set the night before to make rounds of fresh goat cheese. You’ll leave with all the cheese that you made in class, plus all of the recipes that we used in class.
This is a 2 Day Class - you'll be joining us:
Saturday, Feb 17th 2pm-4pm AND Sunday, Feb 18th 12pm-4pm

Feb
18
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$125.00

We’ll lead you in making Zingerman's Delicatessen's recipe for really great chicken pot pie from scratch, including mixing and rolling the flaky pie crust, cooking the velouté sauce, assembling the aromatic filling and shaping the pies. Join in on the hands-on fun and learn to make a classic comfort food.

You'll leave BAKE! with the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 pot individual pot pies you made in class and great coupons.

Can't get enough? Take and bake pot pies are available in the Zingerman's Delicatessen freezer case at 422 Detroit Street in Ann Arbor.

Feb
18
2018
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$30.00

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. This tasting session will explore a single coffee brewed 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. A demonstration of the proper proportions and techniques for each method and a discussion of the merits and differences of each style will take place

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Feb
18
2018
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$75.00

We'll bake fresh and soft pan breads that will become staples in your house for years to come: Bakehouse white, Margaret's sweet wheat, and cornbread. The family works on the recipes together and you'll take home what you made in class!

Feb
18
2018
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$75.00

Brownies are easy, even without the box! You'll learn how to make really great brownies with really great ingredients. The family works on a recipe together and you'll take home what you made in class!

Feb
19
2018
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 fresh 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.