Events & Tastings

Sep
04
2019
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Remember when you were little and the gym teacher pulled out a compact plastic bundle and magically unfurled it into a huge parachute that the whole class could fit under? Well, you’ll have that experience all over again when we take a grapefruit-sized piece of strudel dough and stretch it out to cover a 24 sq. ft. table. Then we’ll make sweet and savory fillings to finish it off. This is just about the most fun you can have making food.

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

Sep
05
2019
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.

Sep
05
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$130.00

Experience three classics from Detroit institutions that have been around since the 1920s and 1940s. Together we'll bake Detroit-style deep dish pizza with caramelized cheese edges baked in a blue steel pan, spiced almond cookies in the traditional windmill shape, and a long john coffee cake with a butter, brown sugar, and walnut streusel. Get a little piece of history and a big bite of flavor, along with plenty of hands-on practice, and tips for mastering these new recipes.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one pizza, one coffee cake, cookies, and great coupons.

Sep
06
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$110.00

In spite of its name, Boston Cream pie is actually a layer cake. It also happens to be the official dessert of the state of Massachusetts. Like many American foods, there is a storied history along with a debated controversy about where to award credit for creating the original version. Some say this divine dessert was created in the 1800s for the opening of the Parker House hotel in Boston, MA. They are also famous for their Parker House rolls. Score a double food claim-to-fame for this historic dining room! However, others say it did not appear on the menu until the 1950s. The modern day version of Boston Cream Pie from the Omni Parker House hotel actually includes rum in the pastry cream, a poured fondant on top, and sliced almonds around the sides. Some records indicate that Boston Cream Cakes were actually cream puffs originally. Of course, we can't forget the Boston Cream doughnut you can also find everywhere. Funny how foods deliciously evolve over time.

Zingerman's Bakehouse Boston Cream Pie is comprised of two layers of moist vanilla chiffon cake (a light sponge cake made with meringue), filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, covered in thin layer of vanilla buttercream, and glazed in rich dark chocolate ganache. Take one bite to taste it, and you'll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it. (Like all our cakes please enjoy responsibly, at room temperature, for maximum flavor and ideal texture.) It's been a wildly popular addition to the cake menu at Zingerman's Bakehouse, having never gone “on vacation” since its debut. It must be good, if we do say so ourselves.

In this class, you'll learn to make all four components of our Boston Cream Pie from scratch and assemble them. First, you will watch our expert instructor demonstrate the recipes and techniques before your eyes, and then you will try your hand at them. You’ll fold together the fluffy vanilla chiffon cake batter, whisk real vanilla beansinto your carefully cooked pastry cream, whip a voluminous egg white meringue for the vanilla Swiss buttercream, and melt dark chocolate to stir into your rich ganache. Put them all together, and you have one heck of a dessert that will be a welcome addition to family dinners, birthdays, and holidays.

But that's not all these recipes are greatfor. These are versatile dessert components and touchstone baking techniques that will prove useful for creating other desserts at home. Just think: chiffon cake for trifles and tortes, pastry cream for fruit tarts and cream puffs (or, we say just grab a spoon!), buttercream for birthday cakes, and chocolate ganache for stuffing cupcakes or making truffles (or anything that needs a bold chocolate boost). The tasty possibilities are endless. And you are well on yourway to being a master of making desserts.

You'll go home with Zingerman's Bakehouse Boston Cream Pie recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a finished 9-inch Boston Cream Pie, and great coupons.

Sep
06
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$110.00

In this class, we will teach you to bake your own rich and soft challah bread from scratch. You’ll create a traditional six-stranded braid and a turban shape studded with rum-soaked raisins. We'll demonstrate a seeded Moroccan challah bread braid, too. These gorgeous golden loaves, fresh from the oven, will be tough to resist on the car ride home. You've been warned.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 2 loaves of challah bread you made in class, and great coupons. Please note that you will be taking home an unbaked dough to bake another loaf of challah bread at home.

Sep
06
2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$40.00

A delicious introduction to the world of cheese! Join our cheesemongers as they guide you through the seven major styles of cheese. We'll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples of each, share tips for building a well-rounded cheese board, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with beer & wine. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Sep
07
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$130.00

Every baker should know how to make a pie crust. You never stood on a chair to help Grandma bake a pie? You don’t get many second chances in life, but here’s your opportunity to learn how she did it.

In this class, we’ll deliver the techniques of how to make a pie crust the Zingerman's way—creating a flaky crust with butter, and another crust using lard and butter (no shortening allowed!). We'll teach you how to make the dough by hand, successfully roll it out, show you what par-baking a crust is, and how to crimp the edges to make your pies look beautiful. Pie flavors for this class vary by season (Apr-Sept: cherry and seasonal fruit, Oct-Mar: apple and pecan). Roll up your sleeves and join in the fun so you can tell all your friends you learned how to make a pie crust.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to make pie crust at home, two 10-inch pies, and great coupons.

*We're sorry. Our repeat class discount does not apply to November Thanksgiving pie classes.

Sep
07
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
$130.00

Join us to learn two of our Hungarian favorites that are so good they grace the pages of our cookbook, Zingerman's Bakehouse: Esterházy Torta, a walnut cream cake with a pretty design on top, and Somodi Kálacs, a cinnamon swirl bread. This class covers a variety of techniques—from glazing and marking your torte to folding and rolling the cinnamon swirl inside your yeasted dough.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them and pronounce them at home, one 1/4-sheet cake, one loaf of bread, dough to bake later, 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.

Sep
07
2019
1:30 pm to 5:30 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!

Sep
07
2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$45.00

What better way to enjoy ripe and juicy tomatoes than with your favorite cheeses? Now is the very peak of tomato season in Michigan, and we are excited to share this special tasting! Join us as we sample a variety of locally grown heirloom tomatoes paired with some of our favorite cheeses. We'll taste through a variety of summer pairings from the classic Caprese with our made-in-house hand-pulled mozzarella to more unique dishes! Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided!