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

June

24

2018

Baking with Tahini

9:00 am
To
12:00 pm
Hop on the tahini train! We’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with the latest culinary craze, tahini (rich sesame paste). And we’re using a particularly great organic tahini we sourced from Turkey. In this class you’ll bake tahini butter cookies, tahini banana bread made with Michigan wheat flour and black sesame seeds, and tahini and almond filled croissants with a carob drizzle. (Due to time constraints, we will provide you with already baked croissants to fill.) They'll add excitement and flavor to your baker's recipe box.

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

$75.00
5 spots left

June

24

2018

Fresh Fruit Tarts!

1:00 pm
To
5:00 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
1 spot left

June

30

2018

Goin' Crackers

1:30 pm
To
5:30 pm
Crackers are the humble underdogs of the baking world.  Unassuming looking, they pack a powerful flavor punch and deliver an addictive texture experience. Join us to make cheesy pepper squares, whole wheat thins, seedy garlic crisps, and rice bites. They'll soon be your new favorite additions to salads, soups and cheese plates.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, eight dozen crackers you made in class (that you didn't munch on right out of the oven), and great coupons.
$100.00
1 spot left

July

7

2018

Rockin' Rye Bread

1:30 pm
To
5:30 pm

Learn to make the rye Zingerman's is famous for! Saveur magazine called it "America's best rye." You'll make onion rye, pumpernickel and vorterkaker, a Norwegian 100% rye. Get tips on creating and maintaining a rye sour at home that will give your bread amazing flavor. Your sandwiches will be sending you thank you notes.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, three loaves of bread you made in class, rye sour to make more bread at home and great coupons.

$100.00
2 spots left

July

14

2018

Cream Pies

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

Do you love custards and puddings?  Love buttery pie crusts?  Eat whipped cream by the spoonful?  Yes! Yes! and Yes! Then this class is for you.

Join us to make two of our Bakehouse best: chocolate cream pie and coconut cream pie. We’ll also demonstrate our popular key lime pie. Since it’s baked it’s not really a “cream” pie but it’s definitely creamy and delicious.

In this class, you'll learn how to make a buttery and flaky pie crust from scratch (no shortening allowed!), how to roll and bake the crust, and how to make the chocolate cream pie filling and coconut cream pie filling from scratch. For the key lime pie demonstration, we'll show you how to make a buttery graham cracker crust, and the rich, tart filling. We'll also demonstrate fresh whipped cream to top the pies.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one 10" chocolate cream pie and one 10" coconut cream pie and great coupons.

$125.00
4 spots left