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June 23, 2022

The Gluten-Free Townie Brownie

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Better chocolate raises the (bean-to-) bar to make the Townie my favorite brownie For years, what we’ve been calling the Magic Brownie has been by far the Bakehouse’s biggest seller. While the Magic Brownies remain solidly ensconced at the top of the Bakehouse sales chart, I will come clean here and […]

April 27, 2022

Better-Than-Ever Hot Cross Buns from the Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An Easter tradition from England, made better with whole grains! For centuries now, English people have marked the end of the culinary abstinence of the Lenten period in part by eating Hot Cross Buns! In celebration of Good Friday and Easter, Zingerman’s Bakehouse makes a special bake of Hot Cross Buns! […]

April 27, 2022

Marvelous Bakehouse Coconut Macaroons

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A mysteriously Jewish, marvelously delicious, sweet treat for the season When I was a kid, coconut macaroons were on the table at every single Passover meal. And yet, like gefilte fish or the potato kugel, they have no particular religious significance, nor anything remotely resembling Biblical roots. Best I can […]

April 2, 2022

Chocolate Raisin Babka from Zingerman’s Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Lots of dark chocolate, Red Flame raisins, and a splash of cinnamon in a traditional Jewish sweet bread I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that along with the Bakehouse’s Classic Cheesecake, the chocolate raisin Babka is one of the best tasting things we bake! If you […]

March 3, 2022

Hamantaschen from the Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Celebrate Purim with Paul’s favorite pastry product Purim is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the Persian Jews outwitting the wicked minister Haman who was out to annihilate them. Haman was going to have all the Jews put to death, but the uncle (Mordechai) of the Queen (Esther) found out about […]

February 24, 2022

Hungarian Dessert: Rigó Jancsi

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Chocolate Torte with Chestnut Cream- a seriously terrific Hungarian pastry!   It’s been over a decade now since we first started making Rigó Jancsi at the Bakehouse. It’s one of the most elegant, and excellent, pieces of pastry we make, and it has a terrific story to go with it. Rigó […]

February 12, 2022

Chocolate Cheesecake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Valentine’s treat you can eat every day! The Bakehouse’s Chocolate Cheesecake may well have some of our most loyal promoters. It only comes around a couple times a year, but when it does, its longtime fans rejoice. Like all of the amazing Bakehouse cheesecakes, this one begins with fresh, hand-ladled […]

February 12, 2022

Hot Cocoa Chocolate News and Notes

Hot Cocoa Chocolate News and Notes by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist As the nights get a little chillier, cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa!   Chocolat Moderne Drinking Chocolate  The entire suite features Valrhona chocolate, with cacao contents in excess of 70%. Add a bit of milk, and you’ve got a silky […]

February 1, 2022

Valentine’s Day Chocolate News and Notes

Valentine’s Day Chocolate News and Notes by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist This Valentine’s Day, visit Zingerman’s Delicatessen for swoon-worthy sweets that are sure to win hearts. Whether it’s a bar of chocolate, a custom box of truffles or a date night at home at our Virtual Happy Hour, our chocolate experts are here to […]

January 5, 2022

Zingerman’s Bakehouse Graham Crackers

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A terrific, healthy, tasty treat with a bit of a strange story One of the things I love about the food that we do here in the ZCoB is that we’re so often able to take seemingly mundane, run of the mill, everyday foods and, by using well-written recipes, good […]

November 26, 2021

Holiday Chocolate Top 10 List

Chocolate News & Notes: Holiday Chocolate Top 10 List by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist Whether you’re looking for impressive presents, delightful stocking stuffers, or sweets to accompany your holiday meal, we have it all. Visit our online store or stop in the Next Door Café to peruse our entire bounty of seasonal treasures.   […]

April 27, 2021

Mother’s Day Chocolate News and Notes 2021

Jennie’s Wow-Worthy Top Gift Picks for Mother’s Day 2021 by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist Our shelves are filled with mom-thrilling confections and as always, we are ready to assist you in finding the perfect gift.  We miss you for our in person sampling and gift selection conversations, but we are still here to help […]

April 1, 2021

Pignoli Cookies from the Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Big flavor, no flour—great for gluten-free eating, Easter, Passover or just… because you like good food! One of the nicest new arrivals from the Bakehouse are these great little, bite-sized, Italianate pine nut cookies. “Nina’s ’nolis” are named for our longtime Bakehouse staffer, and recipe tester extraordinaire, Nina Plasencia. They’re […]

March 30, 2021

Easter Chocolate News and Notes

Easter Chocolate News and Notes Jennie’s Top 10 Egg-cellent Spring Picks by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist Hop into spring with a colorful array of spring confections! Here’s our list of seasonal finds including Easter chocolate bunnies, chocolate filled eggs and springtime sweets.  Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory Filled Fudge Eggs This much anticipated Easter confection from […]

February 18, 2021

Hungarian Almond Kifli from the Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Superb little cookies that can spiritually transport you to Budapest with every bite One of my all-time favorite Bakehouse cookies are Hungarian almond kifli. If you, like me, have a high affection for Mexican wedding cookies or any other powdered-sugar-coated, kind of crumbly, butter cookie of that delicious ilk, I’m […]

December 27, 2020

Zingerman’s Bakehouse Stollen

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Stollen–a classic German Christmas cake, loaded with butter, dried fruit, spices and more! While there are many recipes for stollen, the Bakehouse’s has been a big favorite around these parts—and around the country—for well over 25 years now. It’s made with an incredible array of ingredients including sweet butter, Bacardi rum, […]