Zingerman's Classics

black magic brownies

We created this class years ago to celebrate the anniversary of Zingerman's Delicatessen (they opened way back in 1982!). In this hands-on class, we'll teach you how to make our Jewish Rye Bread and Black Magic Brownies, old-time favorites; and our Hummingbird Cake, a more recent favorite, with pineapple, pecans, coconut, bananas, and cream cheese frosting. You'll also find out what a rye sour starter is and the secrets behind our rye bread's amazing flavor. 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and everything you made in class, including a rye sour starter, a loaf of Jewish Rye bread, Hummingbird cake, and Black Magic brownies.

We'll provide a platter from Zingerman's Deli for tasting and you'll also go home with some great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

I have better sweet treats in my repertoire now. —Alia A.

I will for sure move from Betty Crocker to real brownies. —Alison H.

Fun, informative, educational, and I learned new and improved methods. —Joe S.

Additional Products

Basic Pastry Baking Kit


Our Basic Pastry Kit is ideal for newer pastry bakers, and includes tools we typically use for baked goods like scones, cookies, and brownies. It comes packed with the following equipment: a bowl scraper, a bench knife, an oven thermometer, ten sheets of parchment paper, a small pastry brush, a small offset spatula, 1 oz portion scoop, and a french rolling pin. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

Everything Pastry Baking Kit


Want to elevate your baked goods to baked greats? Our Everything Pastry Kit adds more handy tools we like to use for baking, decorating, and displaying your delicious works of art. In addition to everything from the Basic Pastry Kit (bowl scraper, bench knife, oven thermometer, parchment paper, pastry brush, small offset spatula, 1 oz scoop, rolling pin), it comes packed with the following equipment: a pastry blender, 1/3 oz portion scoop, a whisk, large and small piping bags, a large star and a large round decorating tips, and 3 cake boards—10x14-inch rectangle, 9-inch round, and a 12-inch round. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

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

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 11 spots left
Friday, November 3, 2023 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 7 spots left