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

July

18

2019

Fancy Schmancy Holiday Cookies 2018

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

Just for two dates in the summer, we're bringing back our 2018 line-up of Fancy Schmancy cookies!

The 2018 cookie line up has some very special recipes and ingredients. As our focus at Zingerman's Bakehouse turns to using even more whole grains, local ingredients, and soon freshly milled flours, you'll see it had an effect on this batch of holiday cookie creations.

Buckwheat Sablé
A very tender traditional French cookie made with flavorful buckwheat flour that we'll roll out, cut into shapes and drizzle with vanilla glaze.

Passionfruit Einkorn Bars
A flaky crust pastry crust made with einkorn, an ancient wheat variety, and flavorful exotic passionfruit custard.

Merry Masala Cookies
This cookie is a play on a Gujarati snack from India. We make a grated carrot cookie that's subtly sweetly spiced. It's sliced, baked and dipped in white chocolate sprinkled with ground pink peppercorns.

Sarah Bs
A bite sized almond meringue cookie topped with chocolate french buttercream, dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. This romantic French cookie is the namesake of 19th century actress Sarah Bernhardt. This cookie is gluten free.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 8 dozen cookies, and great coupons.

 

$125.00
1 spot left

July

21

2019

Danish: The Breakfast of Vikings

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

Sail ashore and conquer the mysterious and rich world of Danish dough. You will learn the techniques for laminating rich dough with butter, make your own dough in class, and create hand-shaped Danish (almond-filled bear claws, pinwheels, and pockets filled with cream cheese or fruit), each surrounded by the rich tender flaky dough that makes a good Danish. Oh so delicious!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 18 Danish you made in class, dough to bake at home, and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough in if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

$125.00
1 spot left

July

24

2019

Fresh Fruit Tarts!

5:30 pm
To
9:30 pm

Fruit tarts are a favorite of food photographers because they look soooo sweet and fresh and just say “summertime.” When you see too many of them on the covers of glossy magazines, you start to get the idea that they’re for experts only. Don’t believe it. We’ll show you how to make the sweet and tender pâte sucrée tart shells and rich vanilla pastry cream. Then we’ll compose our tarts together, teaching you how to arrange the fruit in an artful way. Next time you see a succulent tart gracing the cover of Fine Cooking, you won’t be fooled.  

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

 

$125.00
6 spots left

July

24

2019

A Scrappy Picnic with Lindsay-Jean Hard

6:00 pm
To
8:30 pm

Local author Lindsay-Jean Hard shares recipes for a tasty picnic from her IACP Award-nominated cookbook, Cooking with Scraps. It's an inspiring book devoted to turning your peels, cores, rinds, and stems into delicious meals. She'll demonstrate a few of her favorite recipes from the book including:

- Egg salad sandwiches with celery hearts and leaves
- Dill pickle brine potato salad
- Pineapple peel and core lemonade with mint

We'll end class enjoying our very own sampling of a scrappy picnic together—including banana peel cake!

You’ll leave BAKE! with recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, happy taste buds, and great coupons.

You're also invited to have your book signed by Lindsay-Jean after class. Her book will be available for purchase at the event or you can buy it here and bring it with you.

$45.00
8 spots left

July

28

2019

Legally Magic Brownies

1:30 pm
To
5:30 pm

Brownies are easy even without a box mix, but you really can taste the difference when you make them with great ingredients. We’ll make four different varieties including our very own Magic Brownie (called one of the top 20 recipes of all time by Midwest Living magazine), a fudgy brownie, Buenos Aires Brownies with dulce de leche caramel, and Pecan Blondies. After tasting all of these brownies you’ll leave feeling magical.

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

$125.00
2 spots left