Zingerman's Baking and Cooking Classes in Ann Arbor

BAKE! is Zingerman's hands-on teaching bakery in Ann Arbor, MI, tucked between Zingerman's Bakehouse and Zingerman's Creamery.

We offer dozens of different bread, pastry, and cake hands-on baking classes and sometimes cooking classes in our teaching kitchens. All of us at Zingerman's Bakehouse know the joy and excitement of baking something really good and sharing it with friends when it's hot out of the oven. You'll leave our baking and cooking classes with that same joy, the food you made in class and the inspiration and skills to bake at home!

Our classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are designed for adults 17 & up.

Upcoming BAKE! Classes

February

19

2019

More than A Mill—A Tool of Revolution!

6:00 pm
To
8:00 pm

Hear from Paul Lebeau, managing director of Wolfgang Mock's Mockmill, a line of home mills. Not surprisingly, freshly ground flour is their passion. He will be sharing multiple reasons to mill your own flour, but really it’s about much more than fresh flour and baking.

In Paul’s own words, “A little tool [the Mockmill]—a very reasonable investment for a family (or individual!) seeking to establish a better, healthier food culture—can be extraordinarily enabling, even empowering.” We’re in the midst of a food revolution, with farmers, millers, grocers, chefs, bakers, parents, teachers, nutritionists, doctors and nurses, and more fighting valiantly for changes in the American food culture at this critical moment in the history of our society. Come learn how small-scale stone milling supports and enhances these ambitious agendas and heroic efforts—and, how you can get started at home.

The evening will also be accompanied by a light meal featuring whole grains and freshly milled flours, including three little piggies sandwiches on true north bread, vollkornbrot with cream cheese and smoked salmon, and Michigan double chocolate cookies.

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

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

$40.00
19 spots left

February

21

2019

Zingerman's Deli Pot Pies

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

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 individual pot pies you made in class to take home and freeze or bake for dinner 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.

$125.00
5 spots left

February

21

2019

Mini Mambo Italiano: Italian Breads

5:30 pm
To
9:30 pm

If our Mambo Italiano class is the grand tour, this is more like a trip to Little Italy. All the fun and flavor in half the time. We’ll make sesame semolina from Sicily and focaccia from Genoa. You'll learn all the techniques of mixing, kneading, shaping, proofing and baking these yeasted breads at home. From the nutty flavor of Sesame Semolina to the olive-oil-infused decadence of focaccia with Parmigiano Reggiano®, soon you, too, will be saying Viva Italia! 

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of Sesame Semolina, two focaccia rounds, semolina dough to bake later, a poolish to make more bread at home and great coupons.

$100.00
1 spot left

February

22

2019

Showstopping Dessert: Gateau St. Honore

10:00 am
To
4:00 pm

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 is a 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 full tummy, a complete Gateau St. Honore you made in class and great coupons.
 

$250.00
7 spots left

February

23

2019

Flatbreads Around The World

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

This class takes you all the way back to the origin of bread. Flatbreads have been around since humans first picked wheat off the stalk and decided to grind it and heat it. In this class you’ll make whole wheat tortillas, za'atar bread, and einkorn naan; and we’ll demonstrate how to make a proper matzo. Learn everything you need to know to make these versatile, full-flavored breads.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen flatbreads and great coupons.

$100.00
1 spot left