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

September

1

2019

Flatbreads Around The World

8:00 am
To
12:00 pm

This class takes you all the way back to the origin of bread. Flatbreads have been around since humans first picked wheat off the stalk and decided to grind it and heat it. In this class you’ll make whole wheat tortillas, za'atar bread, and einkorn naan; and we’ll demonstrate how to make a proper matzo. Learn everything you need to know to make these versatile, full-flavored breads.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen flatbreads and great coupons.

$110.00
4 spots left

September

1

2019

Coffee Cake Craft 2.0

8:00 am
To
12:00 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 of other cakes near and dear to us, the lovely olive oil and citrus cake and rich almond pound cake. These are sure to be treasured recipes 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, three coffee cakes, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

The quality of instruction is unsurpassed. This class taught us how to make the three most amazing cakes. I am very pleased to have these recipes and the knowledge to prepare them. Zingerman's is in the inspiration business—BAKE! classes never disappoint! —Dara K.

Baking has intimidated me before—now I look forward to more! —Kimberly B.

It is so fun, you learn a ton about the "whys" of baking (why certain ingredients, why a certain order, etc.), a ton of helpful tips & tricks, and sampling to boot! I have the urge to be more and more creative at home, trying things I never have before. —Lisa D.

$130.00
6 spots left

September

1

2019

German Breads

1:30 pm
To
5:30 pm

We became friends with Eli and Tino of Dresdner Backhaus, a famous bakery in Dresden, Germany. When working with them, we exchanged recipes and experience freely. Come and learn three breads our German friends taught us: hands-on mixing and shaping of our Dinkelbrot, a spelt bread and sunflower loaf; a mixing demo and hands-on shaping of Wurzelbrot, a rye and wheat baguette; and hands-on mixing and shaping of Vinschgauer, a savory seasoned mountain roll delicious with ham and cheese. You might want to have some at home ready for your return from class! 

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two baguettes, two loaves, 6 large rolls, and great coupons.

$130.00
2 spots left

September

1

2019

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
6 spots left

September

4

2019

Algerian Pastries with Warda Bouguettaya

6:00 pm
To
8:30 pm

Warda Bouguettaya is one of the many small business owners helping to revive the local economy in Detroit. She’s doing it with a sweet foreign touch in her bakery, Warda Pȃtisserie. After getting her start at the Corktown Farmers Market in 2016, Warda began selling her Algerian pastries and tarts at Trinosophes, a cafe and arts space in Eastern Market. Now, she has her very own bakery space in the same cafe, along with a growing list of internationally influenced offerings.

Come watch Warda bake, and learn about the flavors and techniques of Algerian baking. She'll make vegan cookies called Ghribia, as well as honey madeleines and a savory baked good. 

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

$45.00
9 spots left