Join us for one of our best hands-on classes for new bakers, where you'll learn how to make traditional French baguettes the Zingerman's Bakehouse way. Most commercial bread in stores labeled “baguette”, are soft and bland, bearing no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 am, they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today.
In this class, we'll teach you to make our traditional French baguette recipe—starting with a flavorful poolish (bakers call it a pre-ferment, it’s like a starter) and mixing up our bread dough. We'll then go over the techniques of hand rolling and shaping the dough into baguettes, which we'll proof and then bake to a crispy golden brown. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.
You'll leave the BAKE! class with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, and the baked French baguettes you made in class as well as the dough you will make.
In-Person Class: We'll end class with a tasting and you'll also leave with some great coupons.
Virtual Class: We will send out a video two days before class showing how to make a poolish the day before class.
What our guests have to say about this class:
I came in never having tried making bread and I feel I'm leaving with the knowledge to try and create some on my own. —Nate R.
Everyone should know how to make baguettes like this. I've been trying to make good baguettes for awhile. This has opened my mind. —John D.
Taking your baking classes has given me the confidence to bake more frequently, trying new recipes to prepare for friends and family. —Lisa S.
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Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
||In-Person||$135.00||Sold out||Add me to the waitlist|
Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
||In-Person||$135.00||12 spots left||
Saturday, August 5, 2023 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
||In-Person||$135.00||9 spots left||
Saturday, August 12, 2023 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
||In-Person||$135.00||8 spots left||