The Deli Dish

September 14, 2022

Dobos Torta: New and Improved!

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The Bakehouse’s fantastic version just got better still! Dobos Torta is the creation of József Dobos who first developed it in his Budapest bakery back in 1884. Dobos’ family apparently had long roots in the food world, so it was probably not a shock when he opened his pastry shop in […]

July 17, 2022

Boston Cream Pie from Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Boston Cream Pie… Is it a pie? Is it a cake? What we know – it’s delicious! Take one bite and you’ll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it.

July 9, 2022

Almondinger Cookies from the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A tasty vegan cookie and its connection to a classic Ann Arbor park In our Zingerman’s 2032 Vision, we share: Our dedication to the Ann Arbor area is a huge piece of what makes us who we are. It challenges us to stay close, it excites us, it makes us creative. […]

July 9, 2022

Pumpkin Cheesecake from the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Amazing autumn release from the Bakehouse The history of cheesecake in general seems, in rudimentary form, to date back to England in the 15th century. A closer-to-what-we’re-now-used-to form, is likely 18th century in its origins. Its American advancement happened in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. American cream cheese was […]

July 8, 2022

Tunisian Olive Oil Cake from the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A bit of northern Mediterranean culinary “sunshine!” In the spirit of the sorts of regenerative natural cycles that lead us to call for more composting and more compassion, a few months ago, the staff member I quoted above gifted me a copy of Charlie Mackesy’s beautifully touching kid’s book The Boy, the […]

July 8, 2022

Somodi Kalács – Special Bake!

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Hungarian Cinnamon Swirl Bread from the Bakehouse Somodi Kalács (pronounced sho-MO-dee-ka-loch) already has a strong cult-following and I’m confident it will only continue to grow going forward. If you’re not yet familiar with it, Somodi Kalács is a particularly tasty cinnamon swirl loaf that’s made in the tradition of the Transylvanian […]

July 8, 2022

The Black & White Brownie from the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An East Coast tradition with an Ann Arbor twist I did not grow up in Manhattan, so I have no emotional bond to black-and-white cookies, but nearly every New Yorker I meet seems to. As food writer Robert Sietsma says, “No pastry—except perhaps the cheesecake—is more closely associated with New York […]

July 8, 2022

Chestnut Baguette – Special Bakehouse Bake!

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A beautiful and delicious bread to brighten your day James Beard once said: “Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” This chestnut baguette from the Bakehouse would back up James Beard’s statement in a big way. I love it. […]

July 7, 2022

Cheesecake from the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Zingerman’s classic in the making This classic cheesecake from the Bakehouse has earned its spot on my “classics in the making” list. It is so, so, so good. We have been quietly making it for nearly twenty years now. For whatever reasons I can’t really explain, it’s never been a […]

July 7, 2022

Vegan Muffin with Dark Chocolate and Millet

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Dark chocolate and some toasted millet make for a seriously marvelous vegan muffin By name, these muffins may sound strange—millet and chocolate would hardly make a list of most popular culinary combos. The muffins, though, are one of the tastiest new pastries I’ve eaten in a long time. Not too sweet, […]

July 7, 2022

(Better Than) San Francisco Sourdough

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A terrific taste of the Gold Rush era Just to be clear up front, the “(Better Than) San Francisco” piece of the name comes not from some sort of competitive drive to be the “the best,” but because baking here in Ann Arbor, half a world away from the Bay Area, […]

July 6, 2022

Perky Pecan Pie from the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A pie that plays just as well in Paris, France as it does in Paris, Texas Pecan pie is hardly hard to find—you’ll see one in nearly every American bakery, or at least on the menu in most every roadside diner. The challenge isn’t finding one—it’s finding a great one. If you or […]