Amber Waves of Grain: American Breads

Zingerman's Bread Baking Class Online

This class is being offered virtually. 

For most people, the phrase “American bread” conjures up some unfortunate stereotypes: most are bland, wheat bread is dry, and biscuits are just not flaky. In this class, you’ll taste just how good American breads can be. You’ll learn to make flavorful Michigan Wheat bread, buttery biscuits, and our classic Bakehouse White as burger buns or a loaf, your choice! Get plenty of hands-on practice at mixing, kneading, and shaping too. Once you’ve taken this class, you’ll never have to settle for stereotypes again!

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and everything you made in class: a loaf of Michigan Wheat, 15 biscuits, and six burger buns or a loaf of Bakehouse White.

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]

Everything Bread Baking Kit

$115.00

Our Everything Bread Baking Kit is great for more experienced bread bakers, or those looking to expand their world of breads. It contains all of the equipment from the Basic Bread Baking Kit (bowl scraper, bench knife, lame with three razor blades, oven thermometer, and digital thermometer), plus a willow proofing basket, a linen couche for making baguettes, cheesecloth, and ten sheets of parchment paper. 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].

My Weigh Kitchen Scale

$60.00

A scale is the perfect way to take the guesswork out of your measuring, but not all scales are created equal. The My Weigh KD-8000 is one of our favorites, and it's the same version of the scale our instructors use during BAKE! Classes. We like it because it weighs accurately down to 1 gram/0.05 oz, which means even small measurements will be precise. It also has a Baker's Math function that lets you calculate percentages of other ingredients in a recipe based on the total weight of your flour—a great way to figure out your dough's hydration, or to scale a recipe up or down!

The scale is battery-powered (but comes with an AC adapter if you'd rather have it plugged in) and has a weight capacity of up to 8000 grams/17.62 lb. It features a backlit LCD readout with a protective cover, and a removable platform for easy cleaning. The price includes ground shipping.


Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
In-Person $130.00 9 spots left
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
In-Person $130.00 10 spots left