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

April

30

2020

Showstopping Dessert: Raspberry Charlotte

11:00 am
To
2:00 pm

This is a photo-worthy dessert that’s sure to impress your guests. You'll make all the components from scratch and learn several valuable baking techniques along the way: a swiss cake roll made with vanilla chiffon cake, raspberry preserve, and a raspberry Bavarian cream. The real magic happens during assembly. Wait till you see and taste it!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one 8-inch cake, and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Great learning experience. I learned a new and better method for egg separating and made custard for the first time. —Mary P.

I loved the simple step-by-step instructions, help, and encouragement. —Karen D.

You took a recipe that would normally intimidate me and made it fun and simple. —Lucy V.

$110.00
10 spots left

April

30

2020

More Really Good Multigrain Breads

5:30 pm
To
9:30 pm

Our BAKE! principal, Sara, is really passionate about baking bread and is always on a mission to create even more really great tasting whole grain breads for our repertoire and yours. In this class, you’ll bake a multigrain boule made with whole wheat, farina and oats, a quinoa-and-flax-seed sandwich loaf, and kamut-and-fig bread. It will great hands-on practice with bread techniques including creating a "soaker" with your grains and working with yeasted doughs. Not to mention the satisfaction of making your own healthy loaves with great texture and full flavor. Eat well and feel well!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 6 loaves of bread and great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Great value considering the expertise and food you come home with at the end of the class. Teaching was also very supportive. I'm not afraid to make my own bread anymore. —Darren M.

This class was a great balance of instruction/demonstration with hands-on learning. Very relaxed learning environment mixed with heavy-hitting technical information. —Haley R.

I learned so much and I don't fear making breads now! Each bread was so unique. —Joyce S.

$130.00
5 spots left

April

30

2020

Beyond the North Wind: Exploring Russia Through Food

6:00 pm
To
8:30 pm

This talk and tasting will transport you to Russia’s northernmost reaches, where the extremes of climate have inspired an inventive, resilient, and earthy cuisine. Darra Goldstein’s Beyond the North Wind re-conceptualizes Russian food practices by revealing the benefits of austerity rather than its limitations—how a harsh climate, poor soil, and limited availability of foods can foster an astonishingly complex cuisine characterized by exhilarating flavors and innovative techniques. Her latest cookbook is both accessible and transporting, celebrating whole grains, preserved and fermented foods, and straightforward but robust flavors.

We’ll be serving a selection of dishes, all from Beyond the North Wind. Goldstein’s dishes and discussion will bring to life a rarely seen portrait of Russia, its people, and its palate, giving us all a glimpse into the little-known culinary history of this fascinating and wild part of the world.

Darra Goldstein has been immersed in Russian culture and cuisine for more than forty years. She served as the spokesperson for Stolichnaya Vodka when it was first introduced to the US and consulted for New York City’s Russian Tea Room and Firebird restaurants. Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita, at Williams College and the founding editor of the James Beard Award-winning journal Gastronomica. She has authored and edited more than a dozen books, including The Georgian Feast.

This event will be held at ZingTrain, at 3728 Plaza Dr. (This is in our same parking lot, directly across from the Zingerman's Coffee Company.)

$45.00
49 spots left

May

2

2020

Zingerman's Deli Pot Pies

8:00 am
To
12:00 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.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I always make things into a big deal in my head, and this showed me it's not that difficult—just takes some planning! I can't wait to get home and bake/eat my pies, and I actually think I'll make them again! —Ellen H.

$130.00
7 spots left

May

7

2020

Baking with Beer

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

Few beverages have the long, storied history of beer and fewer yet inspire such devotion, but beer’s not just for drinking! In this class we’ll be baking an oats & blonde ale bread, beer cornbread, apricot beer scones and beer crackers that are sure to become some of your favorites to make at home! You'll want to throw a party to impress your friends right away!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a loaf of bread, a pan of cornbread, a dozen scones, four dozen crackers and great coupons.  

$130.00
1 spot left