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Zingerman’s Bakehouse – Ann Arbor

 The Magic Kitchen

Buttery cookies, warm breads, pizza dough to sample and take home – all of these wonderful baking experiences are available through classes taught at Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The classes are held at their Bakehouse in the complex with their own bakery, and yes, people stock up on baked goods even as they leave class loaded with the yummy treats they made in class. Recently I completed a story about the “Magic Kitchen” for Long Weekends 2015 Fall/Winter issue.

In 2015 Long Weekends decided to move from web site content to app downloads for their online presence. You can go to http://www.long-weekends.com/ to download the app to read the article I wrote for the print publication of Long Weekends.

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It really is like magic. All of the utensils are on the table, all of the ingredients premeasured so that you can focus on learning the techniques for each food. For Holiday cookies the call usually makes four different styles of cookies; for pizza, four styles of dough; for bread – check the class schedules because it varies.

The first batch is loaded and ready to roll into their big ovens. Notice the HUGE chunk of butter? Zingerman’s believes in butter, lots of butter. They have alternatives for most recipes and can work with for those who have issues with dairy products or religious guidelines to follow.

The class moves on to the next technique. Dirty dishes have been whisked away; a new cookie pan and new ingredients are on the tables. It’s MAGIC!

 Zingerman’s Bakehouse: 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

734-761-2095 or www.bakewithzing.com

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