Better Bagels & Bialys!

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). 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 recipes, who wouldn’t be impressed waking up to fresh-baked bagels and/or bialys? After all, better bagels and bialys 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

Basic Bread Baking Kit

$60.00

Our Basic Bread Baking Kit is great for bakers who are just starting to experiment with bread baking. It comes with 5 tools that will help you get started on your bread baking adventure: a bowl scraper, a bench knife, a lame with three razor blades (for scoring bread), an oven thermometer, and a digital thermometer. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send an email to [email protected]

Barley Malt Syrup

$15.00

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

$19.00

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.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 8:00am - 12:00pm EST
In-Person $135.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 5 spots left
Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 1 spot left
Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 9 spots left