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

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
5 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

Sweet & Savory Galettes

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

A galette is a fancy French word for a free-form pie. It sounds and looks impressive, but we’ll show you how to master this rustic but elegant pastry. First, we’ll start with an important building block, mixing, rolling, and shaping a basic butter pie dough. Then we’ll use it create individual savory galettes filled with herbed goat cheese (from Zingerman’s Creamery) and sliced tomatoes. Then we’ll bake a gorgeous, large, sweet galette—with almond frangipane and seasonal fruit (apple in March-June, peach in July-Aug). These are the recipes to roll out at your next dinner party.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one large sweet galette, four small savory galettes, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

One of the best parts about this class is that we made an easy, useful pie dough—something that I'd readily try on a moment's notice. It's nice not to be afraid of pie dough anymore. —Kathleen C.

This was one of the most fun things I've ever done. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of learning in a relaxed and comfortable environment. I'm going to be making galettes for everything now. —Bolanle A.

The pie crust is NOW my friend!! —Phyllis L.

$125.00
1 spot left

July

29

2019

Cooking in Pursuit of the American Dream with Dayana Salazar

12:30 pm
To
2:30 pm

Dayana Salazar was a waitress from the age of 7, carrying bowls of pozole and hot pambazos through her mother’s one bedroom apartment to customers watching Mexican football in their informal home restaurant. As a teenager, she grew El Huarache Loco as they formalized, expanded, and ultimately opened their award-winning restaurant in Marin, CA.

Watch Dayana cook up some huaraches, sandal-shaped corn tortillas stuffed with beans, griddled, and finished with different braised meats and toppings.

We'll enjoy tasting them together as she shares stories of her experience with La Cocina, a nonprofit business incubator that supports talented, working-class food entrepreneurs—primarily immigrant women and women of color—in building successful food businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. La Cocina’s vision is that everyone will be able to make a living doing what they love to do, and Dayana’s family is no exception to that rule.

In La Cocina’s first cookbook, We Are La Cocina, more than 50 successful La Cocina entrepreneurs share their inspiring narratives and delicious recipes. It’s a perfect book for cooks who love great global recipes and support organizations that make a big difference. You’re invited to have Dayana sign your book after class. The book will be available to purchase at the event, or you can buy it here and bring it with you.

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

$45.00
8 spots left

July

31

2019

Scrappy Sweets with Lindsay-Jean Hard

6:00 pm
To
8:30 pm

Local author Lindsay-Jean Hard shares recipes for delightful desserts 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:-

Watermelon rind-lime granita with basil whipped cream
- Banana peel cake with brown sugar frosting
- French silk pie with chocolate coffee (grounds) pie

We'll end class enjoying sweet scrappy treats together.

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
1 spot left