Events & Tastings

Oct
22
2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Allison Arevalo in Ann Arbor!

We are excited to welcome back the acclaimed cookbook author and former owner of Homeroom restaurant in California, Allison Arevalo. After being featured on The Food Network, The Cooking Channel, The Travel Channel, and speaking at Zingerman’s 10th Annual Camp Bacon, Allison is bringing her pasta expertise to Ann Arbor!

Oct
23
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$130.00

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 of other cakes near and dear to us, the lovely olive oil and citrus cake and rich almond pound cake. These are sure to be treasured recipes 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, threecoffee cakes, and great coupons.

Oct
23
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$110.00

During this mini version of our popular Mambo Italiano: Italian Breads hands-on baking class, we’ll take you on a brief bread-making journey through part of Italy. You’ll experience fresh baked Italian bread made from scratch including Zingerman's Bakehouse recipes for Focaccia and Sicilian Sesame Semolina. Go home with four loaves in all! And they taste even better when you've made them yourself!

Let's meet the Italian loaves of bread:

Focaccia—A tender flatbread with garlic and olive oil in the dough topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano® cheese. It's a great bread to enjoy as an appetizer, to serve with spreads, or to make a sandwich with. Wait until you experience focaccia warm and fresh from your own. You might want to double the recipe at home to account for the imminent snack attack that's coming to a kitchen near you.

Sicilian Sesame Semolina—Meet the bread you didn’t even know you needed in your life. Its claim to flavor fame is something to see, and taste of course. The entire loaf is rolled in unhulled sesame seeds before baking. The natural oil in all those seeds that cover the dough gets slowly roasted in the oven, contributing an intense flavor and aroma, not to mention a lovely little crunch. And that’s just the crust! Inside there’s a firm, rich, and almost cake-like crumb made with golden semolina flour yielding a beautiful yellow interior. The same flour is often used to make pasta.

Our Sicilian Sesame Semolina bread begs to be toasted, griddled, or broiled to turn the flavor dial up even higher. It loves to be paired with garlic butter, pesto, olive tapenade, or a sprinkle of good parmesan. Trust us, fellow bread lover, you want to give Sicilian Sesame Semolina a whirl.

Our Mini Mambo Italiano: Italian Bread class is an action-packed four hours of Italian bread baking guided by our experienced baking instructors. You'll cover all the essential techniques, including finding out what in the world a poolish is and why you need it to make these loaves of bread, how to handle yeasted doughs, proper kneading, shaping your loaves, finding out when your loaves are ready to bake, and more. You'll get plenty of hands-on practice.

After our baking experts demonstrate how to successfully execute these recipes before your very eyes, you'll try your hand at making them yourself. And our classes are small, 12 or fewer students, so our instructors can answer your individual questions. After practicing in that rich learning environment, you'll have the skills to bake these Italian bread at home any time you want. It could satisfy your cravings for both a fresh warm loaf of Italian bread and an Italian holiday at the same time.

You'll leave BAKE! with Zingerman's Bakehouse Italian bread recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two rounds of Focaccia, two loaves of Sesame Semolina, a poolish to make more bread at home later, and great coupons.

Oct
24
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.

Oct
24
2019
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
$8.00

The Hootenanny is a fun evening of Halloween treats and activities! There will be Pumpkin Drawing, Kooky Cookie Decorating, Face Painting and more. Whether you’re meeting to share costumes and a play date or just stopping by on your way home from school, visit the Deli and have some Halloween fun! You’ll enjoy music and snacks like apple slices and popcorn as you participate at your own pace. Costumes are not required, but they are encouraged!

Parents attend for free

Oct
24
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.

Oct
25
2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$75.00

You can make your own fresh pasta at home! We’ll teach you how to make egg pasta and how to shape, as well as how to make and fill ravioli. We’ll also demonstrate a rye pasta and a simple marinara sauce.These can be the inspiration for all the pasta creations you can dream up at home.

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

Oct
25
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$130.00

Let's bake pastries for dinner! In this class we'll delve in to a few of the delicious savory pies found in just about every culture. We'll make chorizo empanadas, found in Spain, Portugal, and Central and South America; potato knish, a Jewish staple in Eastern Europe; and beef pasties, served up by the thousands in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (but originating in England). We'll teach you how to make a flaky pasty dough, empanada dough, and tender knish dough. You'll learn to make the accompanying fillings and get practice hand-forming each of your little "pies."

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four chorizo empanadas, four beef pasties, eight potato and caramelized onion knish, and great coupons.

Oct
25
2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$45.00

Join us for a tasting featuring the great bars our neighbors at Zingerman’s Next Door Café are sourcing from around the world paired up with cheese and wine! While wine & cheese, and chocolate are relatively familiar combinations, all three together can be an uncommon matchup. We’ll get your taste buds tingling and give you plenty of decadent pairing ideas for your next gathering - whether you are throwing a girls night out or just having a quiet night in!
Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.
This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+

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Oct
26
2019
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$110.00

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 handmade 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.