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!

Our classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are designed for adults 17 & up.

Upcoming BAKE! Classes

January

24

2019

Royally Good Rugelach

10:00 am
To
2:00 pm

These are royally good cookies, and maybe our most popular Jewish baked good at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. To make our rugelach we start with a rich cream cheese and butter pastry, fold it up with special fillings, sprinkle it with sugar and bake it to a golden brown. They’re not too sweet, full of flavor and really great any time of day. In this class, we’ll make three rugelach flavors—dark chocolate, almond sesame, and date—and practice two different ways to shape them (as seen in our cookbook, Zingerman's Bakehouse, available now). 

You'll leave bake with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the rugelach you made in class and great coupons.

$75.00
1 spot left

January

24

2019

German Breads

5:30 pm
To
9:30 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: Dinkelbrot, a spelt bread and sunflower loaf; Wurzelbrot, a rye and wheat baguette; and 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.

$125.00
4 spots left

January

25

2019

Showstopping Dessert: Gateau St. Honore

10:00 am
To
4:00 pm

Named for the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, the St. Honore is an over-the-top French dessert. It's a marriage of cream puffs and a Napoleon. You'll learn a variety of classic techniques and components that can be used in this recipe and in many other applications as well: puff pastry, pate choux, pastry cream, whipped cream, and caramelized sugar. This dessert is a project but well worth the effort. Any dessert that is built out of other desserts is a winner in our book and is sure to impress in your guests! This class also includes a great Bakehouse lunch!

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a full tummy, a complete Gateau St. Honore you made in class and great coupons.
 

$250.00
2 spots left

January

31

2019

Home Brewing Primer with Teo Watson-Ahlbrandt

6:00 pm
To
8:00 pm

Meet Teo Watson-Ahlbrandt, our new neighbor on Ellsworth Road at Edelbräu Brewing. The term edelbräu has been used for hundreds of years to describe beer of the highest quality and the hard work and dedication that goes into making it. Teo certainly has that dedication and has a passion for all things brewing that he'd love to share with you. He'll present an introduction to brewing at home, which will be accompanied by a light meal.

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
17 spots left

February

1

2019

Hungarian Stars

1:00 pm
To
5:00 pm

Join us to learn two of our Hungarian favorites that are so good they grace the pages of our cookbook, Zingerman's Bakehouse: Esterházy Torta, a walnut cream cake with a pretty design on top, and Somodi Kálacs, a cinnamon swirl bread. This class covers a variety of techniques—from glazing and marking your torte to folding and rolling the cinnamon swirl inside your yeasted dough.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them and pronounce them at home, one 1/4 sheet cake, one loaf of bread, dough to bake later and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough in if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

$125.00
5 spots left