Zingerman's Baking and Cooking Classes

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!

Upcoming BAKE! Classes

May

25

2018

BAKE!-cation Weekend: Staff Picks

8:00 am
To
5:00 pm

Our BAKE!-cations® are the ultimate experience for the home baker! We guide you through a comprehensive education in baking techniques in a fun, exciting, relaxed and always hands-on classroom full of good humor and expert instruction. Your BAKE!-cation® includes breakfast and lunch everyday, and you'll need an empty suitcase to bring home all the great food you've made!

Don’t miss this very special 3 day weekend full of sweet and savory recipes that are the top picks of Zingerman’s Bakehouse staff. You’ll learn a wide variety of techniques when you make and watch demonstrations of Ginger Jump Up cookies, Bacon Pecan Sandies, Buenos Aires Brownies, Coconut Cream Pie, Brioche Buns, Focaccia with Caramelized Onions, Walnuts and Gorgonzola, French Baguettes, Cinnamon Rolls, Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Somodi Kálacs, and Boston Cream Pie. Phew! Bakers know how to eat!

You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons.

$675.00
7 spots left

May

31

2018

Bakin' with Bacon

1:00 pm
To
5:00 pm
We'll be using the power of bacon to flavor three amazing baked goods, all in honor of Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon book (available at all Zingerman's locations). You'll make a similar version of our wildly popular peppered bacon farm bread, bacon cheddar scones found in the book, and sweet and salty bacon pecan sandy cookies. We'll take you to hog heaven with a demonstration of our maple glazed bacon apple doughnuts. Try and contain yourself.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of bread, a dozen scones, three dozen cookies and great coupons.

Want more bacon? Check out Zingerman's annual Camp Bacon®.
$125.00
3 spots left

May

31

2018

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, 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
8 spots left

June

1

2018

Bakin' with Bacon

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm
We'll be using the power of bacon to flavor three amazing baked goods, all in honor of Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon book (available at all Zingerman's locations). You'll make a similar version of our wildly popular peppered bacon farm bread, bacon cheddar scones found in the book, and sweet and salty bacon pecan sandy cookies. We'll take you to hog heaven with a demonstration of our maple glazed bacon apple doughnuts. Try and contain yourself.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of bread, a dozen scones, three dozen cookies and great coupons.

Want more bacon? Check out Zingerman's annual Camp Bacon®.
$125.00
8 spots left

June

2

2018

Better Bagels!

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm
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.
$100.00
4 spots left