Better Bagels!

Zingerman's Bagel recipe and bake bagel class by Antonis Achilleos

At Zingerman’s Bakehouse, we make bagels as they were a long time ago—crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with big flavor, and a hole you can stick your finger through. In this hands-on class, we'll teach you to make great bagels from scratch. You’ll mix your dough, knead it by hand, shape it into rings, then boil and bake your bagels to get just the right texture. You'll choose the toppings for your bagels, too (we recommend poppy seeds, sesame seeds, everything mix, and coarse salt)Caramelized onions can be added to part of the dough for a flavorful addition. We’ll also teach you how to make traditional bialys—crispy, chewy rolls with a center of slow-roasted onions and poppy seeds. Once you've mastered our great go-to recipe, who wouldn’t be impressed waking up to fresh-baked bagels? After all, better bagels make for better weekends, in our book!

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and the bagels and bialys you made in class.

In-Person: We'll end class with a tasting of what we made and you'll go home with some great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I will now make bagels. Never thought it possible. — Chris A.

I love to learn new techniques—especially for things I might not make at home, such as bagels. — Mia B.

Additional Products

Barley Malt Syrup


Barley Malt Syrup is a mellow sweetener, a tasty food source for yeast, and an ingredient that we use in our virtual Soft Pretzel, Better Bagel, and German Bread classes at Bake. We will ship you 14 ounces, which is more than enough for all your baking needs. Shipping is included in the price. 

Breezy Breakfasts Cookbooklet


What’s for breakfast? Breezy Breakfasts, the second in our series of cookbooklets, celebrates classic baked breakfast fare we’ve been rustling up for nearly all of our history. The cookbooklet includes make-at-home recipes for 11 of our most favorite easy, breezy, quick-baked breakfast treats--muffins, scones, and porridges--plus 20 bread and garnish combinations to elevate your approach to toast. Shipping is included in the price of the cookbooklet.

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

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 6 spots left
Saturday, June 24, 2023 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Virtual $85.00 12 spots left


Sunday, July 9, 2023 - 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 6 spots left
Saturday, July 22, 2023 - 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 6 spots left
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 12 spots left
Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 10 spots left