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

17

2019

Scones 3 Ways

9:00 am
To
12:00 pm

A great class for beginning bakers. Learn the keys to flaky and tender scones, such as how to properly cut the butter into the flour. You’ll make three varieties of Bakehouse buttery scones—sweet crystallized ginger, savory cheddar herb, and flavorful Mother scones, made with freshly milled organic einkorn, which is known as "the mother of all wheat." Scones are simple to make and really delicious fresh out of your oven at home, so these recipes will surely become some of your favorites to reach for!

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

$75.00
1 spot left

February

19

2019

More than A Mill—A Tool of Revolution!

6:00 pm
To
8:00 pm

Hear from Paul Lebeau, managing director of Wolfgang Mock's Mockmill, a line of home mills. Not surprisingly, freshly ground flour is their passion. He will be sharing multiple reasons to mill your own flour, but really it’s about much more than fresh flour and baking.

In Paul’s own words, “A little tool [the Mockmill]—a very reasonable investment for a family (or individual!) seeking to establish a better, healthier food culture—can be extraordinarily enabling, even empowering.” We’re in the midst of a food revolution, with farmers, millers, grocers, chefs, bakers, parents, teachers, nutritionists, doctors and nurses, and more fighting valiantly for changes in the American food culture at this critical moment in the history of our society. Come learn how small-scale stone milling supports and enhances these ambitious agendas and heroic efforts—and, how you can get started at home.

The evening will also be accompanied by a light meal featuring whole grains and freshly milled flours, including three little piggies sandwiches on true north bread, vollkornbrot with cream cheese and smoked salmon, and Michigan double chocolate cookies.

You’ll leave BAKE! with new found knowledge and inspiration, happy taste buds, and great coupons.

*This talk will be held ZingTrain (3728 Plaza Dr) just across from BAKE!

$40.00
19 spots left

February

20

2019

Coffee Cake Craft 2.0

5:30 pm
To
9:30 pm

The secret is out! Learn the recipe for Zingerman's signature sour cream coffee cake with ribbons of cinnamon brown sugar and toasted walnuts. It’s a Bakehouse classic that graces the cover of our cookbook (find it at most Zingerman's locations and wherever you buy books), not to mention coffee cakes are our most popular Mail Order gift.

In class you’ll also make a couple other cakes near and dear to us, the lovely olive oil and citrus cake and rich almond pound cake. These are sure to be a treasured recipe in your house for years to come! 

You'll leave BAKE! with Zingerman's Bakehouse coffee cake recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 coffee cakes and great coupons.
 

$125.00
2 spots left

February

21

2019

Zingerman's Deli Pot Pies

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

We’ll lead you in making Zingerman's Delicatessen's recipe for really great chicken pot pie from scratch, including mixing and rolling the flaky pie crust, cooking the velouté sauce, assembling the aromatic filling and shaping the pies. Join in on the hands-on fun and learn to make a classic comfort food.

You'll leave BAKE! with the recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 individual pot pies you made in class to take home and freeze or bake for dinner and great coupons.

Can't get enough? Take and bake pot pies are available in the Zingerman's Delicatessen freezer case at 422 Detroit Street in Ann Arbor.

$125.00
5 spots left

February

21

2019

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 with Parmigiano Reggiano®, 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
2 spots left