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!

Upcoming BAKE! Classes

October

24

2018

More Really Good Multi-Grain Breads

10:00 am
To
2:00 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 repetoire and yours. In this class you’ll bake a multi-grain 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.

$125.00
8 spots left

October

25

2018

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
3 spots left

October

25

2018

Palmiers & Puff Pastry

5:30 pm
To
9:30 pm

Learn to make your own buttery laminated puff pastry. We'll start with the very popular Bakehouse sweet treat: the palmier, a crisp caramelized French cookie. You'll also make turnovers. We'll demonstrate how to make savory cheese straws with Parmigiano-Reggiano®. Get expert tips on making delicious and oh so versatile puff pastry from scratch. These are great recipes and skills to have, especially for those who like to entertain. 

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen palmiers, 6 turnovers, 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
7 spots left

October

25

2018

Grains, Nutrition & Home Milling

6:00 pm
To
8:30 pm

Bakehouse Brown Bag Talks Presents:
Grains, Nutrition and Home Milling
with Sue Becker

With all the negative information concerning grains published today, Sue will bring a timely message on the truth about wheat, grains and gluten.  She will share the history of white flour and its effects on our health, as she discusses the correlation of the bread we eat and common health issues that plague most of us. After more than 26 years of study, Sue is more convinced than ever that whole grains are the key to good health. Sue’s presentation is both informative and encouraging.

The talk will be accompanied by a light brown bag meal of whole grain foods: Bakehouse nicoise salad with wheat berries, Molinaro's mushroom parmesan barley soup and Funky Chunky chocolate walnut cookies with whole grain flour.

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

Our Guest
Sue Becker, author of The Essential Home-Ground Flour Book, is a popular speaker and educator. Sue has been teaching others the healthful benefits of whole grain nutrition and baking with freshly milled flour, since 1992 through lectures and cooking classes. She is the owner of two businesses, The Bread Beckers, Inc and The Real Bread Company, as well as the founder of a non-profit ministry, Real Bread Outreach. Sue earned a degree in Food Science from the University of Georgia. She and her husband Brad, have nine children, multiple grandchildren and currently live in Canton, GA.

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

$25.00
12 spots left

October

26

2018

Dinner Series: British Isles

1:00 pm
To
5:00 pm

Our Guinness Beef Stew is so rich and flavorful that Amy says, “I’ve since stopped up making my family’s stew recipe.”  Beware this might happen to you too! To sop up the stewy sauce we’ll make soft and tasty Baps - a dreamy little dinner roll. Need a little something for dessert? Let’s make classic shortbread cookies.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dinner for four and great coupons.

$125.00
8 spots left