Category: Specials

June Specials Posted on
Bread of the Month

Rustic Italian Rounds

One of our best selling breads because of its versatility. It has a beautiful white crumb and a golden brown crust. From panini to PB&J, it does it all. Rustic Italian rounds are $4.50 this month (reg. $6.29).

Cake of the Month

Mississippi Mud Pie

A special brownie-like chocolate cake covered in rich dark chocolate ganache, toasted meringue and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Bet you can’t finish a whole slice! Enjoy this cake at room temperature or just a little warm. Your patience will be rewarded. All Mud Pies, whole and slices, are 20% off this month.

May Specials Posted on
Bread of the Month

Jewish Rye Bread

Traditionally made rye bread with plenty of rye flour (believe it or not, most “rye bread” sold in America has hardly any rye flour), a natural sour starter and lots of time. Saveur magazine calls it “America’s very best rye”. Jewish Rye loaves are $4.50 this month (reg. $6.99).

Cake of the Month

Hunka Burnin’ Love Chocolate Cake

A cake that every obsessed chocolate lover should experience. Buttermilk chocolate cake and dark chocolate butter cream. Always enjoy it at room temperature. Your patience will be rewarded! All Hunka Burnin’ Love chocolate cakes, whole and slices are 20% off this month.

May Specials Posted on
Bread of the Month

Jewish Rye Bread

Traditionally made rye bread with plenty of rye flour (believe it or not, most “rye bread” sold in America has hardly any rye flour), a natural sour starter and lots of time. Saveur magazine calls it “America’s very best rye”. Jewish Rye loaves are $4.50 this month (reg. $6.99).

Cake of the Month

Hunka Burnin’ Love Chocolate Cake

A cake that every obsessed chocolate lover should experience. Buttermilk chocolate cake and dark chocolate butter cream. Always enjoy it at room temperature. Your patience will be rewarded! All Hunka Burnin’ Love chocolate cakes, whole and slices are 20% off this month.

Mother’s Day is May 10th

Mother’s Day weekend special bakes

Chocolate Dipped Palmiers
Our crispy palmiers are made from our own hand-layered butter puff pastry. Here they take a little dip in intense dark chocolate. Available May 8th, while they last.

Cranberry Pecan Bread
Making a special appearance for Mother’s Day weekend! And what a great gift or brunch treat it would make! How do we pack so much flavor in 1¼ pounds? This is a dense loaf loaded with dried cranberries and toasty pecans. It’s a well known phenomenon in our store that customers grab a sample of this on their way out; they might get as far as their car door, but they always come back in to buy a loaf. It’s deliciously habit forming. Available May 8th & 9th.

Mom’s Day Cakes
Buttermilk cake, filled and covered with lemon butter cream, decorated with a pink daisy and a “Happy Mother’s Day” inscription. 6” cake, serves 6-10. Available May 1st-10th.

April Specials Posted on
Bread of the Month

Paesano Bread

The traditional bread of the Puglia region of Italy. Pass it around the table for ripping and dipping in great olive oil, soup or pasta sauce. Paesano bread is $4.50 this month (reg. $6.29).

Cake of the Month

Hummingbird Cake

When Zingerman’s Roadhouse opened in 2003 we were inspired to introduce many old time American favorites. Hummingbird cake is one of them. A traditional southern cake with toasted coconut, fresh bananas, toasted pecans and pineapple covered in cream cheese frosting. Taste why it’s one of our most popular cakes. Always enjoy it at room temperature. Your patience will be rewarded! All Hummingbird Cakee, whole cakes and slices are 20% off this month.

Spring is here!

They’re Back!

Summer Fling Coffeecake
Start your fling sooner! A flirty version of one of our favorite forms of pastry- the coffeecake- that’s chock-full of coconut and lip lickin’ lime. It has a moist fragrant inside and a toasty coconut crust outside. Doubles as breakfast or dessert.

Sweet Cream Biscuits
We hand-mix these biscuits so they are moist and fluffy, ready to hold a heap of delicious fruits. Perfect for farmer’s market days. Available individually or in a family six pack.

Coconut Cream Pie
A rich coconut custard topped with sweetened fresh whipped cream and toasted coconut in our flavorful and tender all-butter crust. Our staff and coconut loving customers swoon over this pie. Ask for a taste and find out why.

Key Lime Pie
A creamy tangy filling made with real Key Lime juice and a bit of local sour cream in a graham crust. Try topping it with a bit of of sweetened whipped cream to really put it over the top.

March Specials Posted on
Bread of the Month

Farm Bread

Our signature loaf, farm bread, has a thick crust and soft white chewy interior with the flavor of toasted wheat. When baked to a nice dark crust, this is Frank’s favorite loaf. Farm loaves are $4.50 this month (reg. $6.29).

Cake of the Month

Boston Cream Pie

In spite of its name, Boston Cream pie is in fact a cake and happens to be the official dessert of Massachusetts. It was created in the 1800’s at the Parker House hotel in Boston, also famous for their Parker House rolls. Our Boston Cream pie is two layers of moist vanilla chiffon cake, filled with fresh vanilla bean pastry cream, iced in a little vanilla butter cream and covered in dark chocolate ganache. Take one bite and you’ll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it. All Boston Cream Pie, whole cakes and slices are 20% off this month.

Purim is March 5th

Hamentaschen

A bright spot in the middle of winter is Purim, the Jewish holiday which celebrates the triumph of Persian Jews over the wicked minister Hamen. Purim brings hamentaschen, the traditional, three-cornered pastry pockets, stuffed with sweet filling. One of the best of Jewish sweets. These beautiful little triangularly shaped cookie pockets are stuffed with an array of our favorite fillings. It’s hard to go wrong with a hamentaschen at any time of the day. Also available gift boxed. Enjoy them 2/27-3/31.

Passover is April 4th

Macaroons

Moist creamy coconut centers with a chewy toasted coconut crust, in vanilla bean or dark chocolate varieties. Buy them by the big luscious piece or petite macaroons by the dozen in a handsome gift box. Six of each flavor come in the Macaroon box.

Chocolate Orange Torte

A Bakehouse Passover classic. A moist layer of chocolate cake made with matzo and ground almonds, flavored with orange oil, glazed with dark chocolate ganache, all surrounded with more toasted almonds. Enjoy 3/27-4/11.

Lemon Sponge Cake

A delightful way to end your Passover feast. Light and lemony sponge cake with lemon curd between the layers and a caramelized meringue exterior. Wheat free too! (made with potato starch). Enjoy 3/27-4/11.

Easter is April 5th

Easter Egg Cookies

Egg shaped butter cookies with a hint of fresh citrus zest that are delightfully decorated with our own marbled vanilla fondant. Great in an Easter basket or at each place setting on the dinner table. Enjoy them 3/27-4/5.

Easter Bunny Cake

Set the scene with this adorable bunny face cake. This is the best kind of centerpiece for your holiday table- fun to look at and delicious to eat. Inside you’ll find soft layers of vanilla chiffon cake and blackberry butter cream, outside vanilla butter cream and a hand-made vanilla fondant bunny face. 6” cake serves 6-10. Enjoy them 3/27-4/5.

Somodi Kalács

(sho-mo-dee-ko-loch) A traditional Hungarian Easter bread we learned to bake in a village in Transylvania on our trip there in 2012. This soft, golden loaf is made with fresh eggs and a sweet buttery cinnamon sugar swirl inside. The smell is amazing. The taste is even better. Enjoy it while you can! Available every weekend in April.

Hot Cross Buns

A traditional treat on Good Friday, a soft yeasted bun made with a bit of potato to keep the dough moist, raisins, currants, candied orange peel and topped with an icing cross. Enjoy them 4/2-4/5.

February Specials Posted on
Bread of the Month

Better than San Francisco Sourdough Rounds

Classic American bread with a beautifully blistered crust, pleasant sour tang and chewy texture. The bread of choice for grilled cheese Wednesday’s at the Bakehouse. Sourdough rounds are $4.50 this month (reg. $6.29).

Cake of the Month

Chestnut Cream Rigó Jancsi

Only Zingerman’s Bakehouse is making this special dessert! A new version of the traditional Hungarian coffeehouse torte named after Rigó Jancsi [ree-go yan-CHEE] (1858-1927), a famous Hungarian violinist. A regal torte made with two light layers of chocolate chestnut sponge cake, filled with rum spiked chestnut whipped cream, iced with a thin layer of apricot glaze and finished with rich dark chocolate ganache. Chestnuts are a staple in Hungarian food and desserts and we knew they would add a new layer of flavor to this classic torte. We invite you to experience it for yourself. Your taste buds will be so in love with it, they’ll serenade you with romantic violin music. All chestnut cream Rigó Jancsi, whole cakes and slices are 20% off this month.

January Specials Posted on
Bread of the Month

Rustic Italian Rounds

One of our best selling breads for its versatility. It has a beautiful white crumb and a golden brown crust. From panini to PB & J, this bread does it all. Rustic Italian rounds are $4.50 this month (reg. $6.29).

Cake of the Month

White Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Layers of fluffy yellow chiffon cake, filled with our own vanilla bean pastry cream and raspberry preserves, covered in vanilla butter cream and white chocolate shavings. All white chocolate cakes and slices are 20% off this month.

We’re back!

Lemon Chess Pie
A variation on the southern classic. This bright pie is a bright spot in winter, made with lots of fresh lemon juice and zest and a splash of buttermilk, all poured in an all-butter pie crust. Available January, February and March.

Flodni
The name flodni (fluden in Yiddish) refers to a layered and filled pastry. It’s a Hungarian specialty, as well as a traditional Jewish holiday pastry. We really enjoy the buttery pastry layered with three distinct fillings: honey poppy seed, raisin walnut and cinnamon apple. A slice is pure delight with a cup of tea.

Sweet & Savory Rétes
This month’s rétes flavors (that’s Hungarian for strudel!) are sweet apricot cream cheese and savory cabbage and goose fat, potato bacon or Indian. Try something different for lunch. Stop in and ask for taste!

December Specials Posted on
Holiday Breads

Cranberry Pecan Bread

Bread fans everywhere wait all year long for this bread! It is a magic combination of our tangy sourdough, crunchy toasted pecans, and chewy dried cranberries. Available everyday in December. Get a taste before it’s gone until next year!

Walnut Beigli

A Christmas staple in every house in Hungary, beigli (bay-glee) is a yeasted butter dough rolled up with a sweet walnut filling. Our test batches flew off the shelves last year. Stop in and ask for a taste and you’ll know why. Available everyday in December at Zingerman’s Bakehouse and Delicatessen only.

Holiday Cakes

Buche de Noel- French Yule Log

Our version of a traditional French holiday dessert: a light vanilla cake filled walnut rum butter cream and covered in chocolate butter cream. It’s decorated with hand-made edible candy mushrooms, holly and freshly fallen snow.

Merry Mint Chocolate Cake

A new cake to make your holidays a little merrier! Layers of chocolate cake, filled with chocolate mint butter cream, covered in vanilla butter cream and garnished with crushed peppermint candy.

Hand-made Gifts

Stollen

Atraditional German Christmas bread with an ingredient list that reads like a who’s who of better baking – loads of sweet butter, toasted almonds, ultra-juicy Red Flame raisins, hand-cracked fresh eggs, candied orange and lemon peel – all caressed with Bacardi® rum and real vanilla. Comes with a shiny bow too, no wrapping needed.

Cookie Gift boxes
Our collection of rugelach (four flavors), citrus mandelbrot, coconut macaroons and almond kifli are all available in handy gift boxes. Grab a few to have around for hosts, house guests and other occasions where you need a last minute gift or a treat to share.

Also available this month only, our Fancy Schmancy Holiday Cookies. A zingy gift box of 18 very special hand-made cookies: pecan butter balls made with real butter and toasted pecans, spiced pffefernusse, and chocolate cherry chewies made with Valrhona dark chocolate and Michigan dried cherries.

Snowman Cookies
Great as a stocking stuffer, place setting decoration or small gift. Round vanilla butter cookies with a hint of citrus, covered in our own fresh vanilla fondant and hand-decorated with a happy snowman face. Individually wrapped.

November Specials Posted on
Holiday Special

Cranberry Pecan Bread

Bread fans everywhere wait all year long for this bread! It’s a perennial favorite for the holidays. When we sample it, there’s a phenomenon of customers who grab a piece as they’re leaving and come back a few minutes later asking “what did I just eat? That’s amazing!”. This bread is a magic combination of our San Francisco Sourdough, toasty pecans, and dried New England cranberries. Available everyday in November and December.

Cake of the Month

Cupcakes!

Choose from this month’s five fantastic fall flavors: pumpkin cake with cinnamon butter cream, chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream, buttermilk cake with blackberry butter cream, hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel stuffed cupcakes.All cupcakes are 20% off this month.

October Specials Posted on
Bread of the Month

Farm Bread

Imagine sitting around a French farmhouse table waiting for dinner to be served–this would
be the bread they’d bring out. This loaf has a thick crust and soft white chewy interior with a
flavor that tastes of toasted wheat. We like it best when it’s baked to a nice dark crust.
Frank’s favorite bread! Farm loaves are $4.50 this month (regular $6.29).

Cake of the Month

Dobos Torta

Say [doh-bosh] This traditional Hungarian coffeehouse torte was created in 1887 by well known
chef and confectioner József C. Dobos (1847–1924). It’s five thin layers of vanilla sponge
cake and espresso dark chocolate butter cream, all topped with pieces of crispy dark
caramel. Taste one of Hungary’s most famous tortas! All dobos torta, whole and slices, are 20% off this month.