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

26

2020

Zingerman's Classics

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

We created this class years ago to celebrate Zingerman's Delicatessen's anniversary (they opened way back in 1982!). Learn to make our Jewish rye bread and black magic brownies, old-time favorites; and our hummingbird cake recipe, a new favorite with pineapple, pecan, coconut, banana, and cream cheese frosting. Find out what a rye sour is and the secrets behind our rye bread's flavor. We’ll serve our deli meats and sandwich fixings to go with your bread and end the class with iconic Zingerman’s treats: a sandwich, pickle, brownie, and a toast to many years of great customers.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a satisfied tummy, great coupons, and everything you made in class: a loaf of rye bread, rye sour, hummingbird cake, and black magic brownies.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I have better sweet treats in my repertoire now. —Alia A.

I will for sure move from Betty Crocker to real brownies. —Alison H.

Fun, informative, educational, and I learned new and improved methods. —Joe S.

$130.00
2 spots left

February

26

2020

Mindful Bread Baking part 2

6:00 pm
To
8:00 pm

You have your water, flour, yeast and salt... what happens next? How does that dough somehow turn into a good looking, tasty loaf of bread? What are some of the key factors for a successful bake? How do you control fermentation? As it turns out, there's a lot happening behind the scenes once you mix up your ingredients and leave them to rest. In the second installment of Mindful Bread Baking, we'll delve into mixing and fermentation for a closer look at what makes bread so magical!

This is a technical lecture class meant as an accompaniment to our hands on classes. It's full of scientific detail. Great for self identified bread nerds and those just curious about the inner workings of bread making. It is the second class in a series of two.

$45.00
15 spots left

February

27

2020

Palmiers & Puff Pastry

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

Learn to make your own buttery laminated puff pastry. We'll start with the very popular Bakehouse sweet treat: the palmier, a crisp caramelized French cookie. You'll also make savory cheese straws with Parmigiano Reggiano®. We'll then demonstrate how to make turnovers. Get expert tips on making delicious and oh-so-versatile puff pastry from scratch. These are great recipes and skills to have, especially for those who like to entertain. 

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 1 dozen palmiers, cheese straws, dough to bake later, 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.

What our guests have to say about the class:

I came specifically to improve previous efforts with palmiers. What I made today is many times the quality I've managed on my own. Thank you so, so much!! —Anon

$130.00
5 spots left

February

27

2020

Pizza: The Other American Pie

5:30 pm
To
9:30 pm

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!

What our guests have to say about this class:

I'm going to make pizza at home. I've taken 4 classes and this feels the most applicable to everyday life. — Kelsey C.

I learned a lot about the structure, ingredients, and baking of a variety of pizzas. —Pat M.

$130.00
1 spot left

February

29

2020

Dobos Torta: Hungary's Most Famous Cake

1:30 pm
To
5:30 pm

Pronounced [doh-bosh], this traditional Hungarian coffeehouse torte was created in 1887 by well known chef and confectioner József C. Dobos (1847–1924). It's five thin layers of vanilla sponge cake and dark chocolate espresso butter cream, all topped with pieces of crispy dark caramel. Taste one of Hungary's most famous tortas! 

In this class, you'll learn how to make and assemble the sponge, buttercream, and caramel top into a truly delicious and decadent dessert. 

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one Dobos Torta, and great coupons. 

 

 

$110.00
2 spots left