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

August

26

2018

Chocolate Fix

9:00 am
To
12:00 pm
New line up! Calling all chocoholics! Let's bake some of our favorite treats that will satisfy your need for a chocolate fix: rich Mississippi mud pie, a brownie like cake with dark chocolate ganache and toasted meringue, and totally addicting chocolate coconut macaroons. It's gonna be chocolate-covered fun!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 9" cake, two dozen macaroons and great coupons.

$100.00
2 spots left

September

1

2018

Fresh Fruit Tarts!

1:30 pm
To
5:30 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

September

5

2018

Who's Who of Jewish Cookies

10:00 am
To
1:00 pm
Great Jewish cookies have great names. Rugelach! Mandelbrot! Hamentaschen! They command attention. Putting out a tray of these at a party is your way of saying “the cookie is king.” We’ll walk you through every step of mixing and shaping these regal, head-turning, mouth-watering traditional Jewish desserts.  

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, five dozen cookies you made in class and great coupons.

$100.00
10 spots left

September

6

2018

Better Bagels!

10:00 am
To
2:00 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

September

6

2018

Bakehouse American Cookies

6:00 pm
To
9:00 pm

Want to start with the basics and learn to make great tasting classic cookies? We’re ready to teach you! We'll start with our chewy molasses cookies with crystallized ginger called Ginger Jump Ups. Next you'll bake our sunny Sky's the Lemon cookies. The name alone makes us happy! And to really round it out, make our recipe for our beloved Bakehouse spiced graham crackers. They’d make Reverend Graham proud! This class includes lots of hands on practice at the creaming method, a useful baking technique. Upgrade your cookie jar and join us for American cookies!

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four dozen cookies you made in class and great coupons.

$75.00
4 spots left