December Specials

Bread of the Month

Seasonal Special-Cranberry Pecan

December only! Bread fans everywhere wait all year long for this loaf! It's a holiday staple at the Bakehouse. Stop in for a taste and find out why. Our cranberry pecan bread is a merry combination of our Better Than San Francisco Sourdough (made with organic flour and our natural starter), toasty pecans, and New England dried cranberries. Each slice packed with flavor, texture, color and holiday spirit. Toasting it up makes every morning tastier, especially with cream cheese. Or use it to add a special twist to your holiday stuffing. Makes a great gift for teachers and neighbors, too.
Cake of the Month

Seasonal Special-Merry Mint Chocolate

December only. A cake to guarantee your holidays are a little merrier! It's layered with flavor and fun: rich buttermilk chocolate cake, dark chocolate mint buttercream, vanilla buttercream, crushed peppermint candies, and a fondant candy cane. It's festive enough to take center stage on your buffet table. Kids of all ages will love it. For ideal texture and maximum flavor, be sure to enjoy this cake and all our cakes at room temperature.
Holiday Gifts

Stollen
This traditional German Christmas bread has been a highlight of the holidays at Zingerman’s Bakehouse for more than two decades. And no wonder. It has a symphony of great ingredients: sweet butter, Bacardi® white rum, cinnamon sugar, toasted almonds, Red Flame raisins, fresh eggs, organic flour, candied orange and lemon zest, dried cherries, citron, real vanilla, and fresh orange juice. The whole precious loaf is brushed with rum butter, not once not twice, but three times, and dusted with powered sugar. The colors and flavors are very festive. Just the thing to slice and serve with a pot of tea, best enjoyed by a crackling fire with the ones you love. This is one of our signature holiday gifts.

Walnut Beigli
A Zingerman’s Exclusive! Beigli is a Christmas staple in every house in Hungary. Buttery yeasted dough is lovingly hand-rolled around a sweet walnut filling. Hiding inside the crackled mahogany crust you’ll find its trademark swirl. ‘Tis the season to share a slice and the tradition.

Chocolate Babka
There’s a lot going on in our babka. We start with a rich buttery brioche dough, paint it with dark chocolate, sprinkle it with chocolate crumble and orange syrup soaked raisins, twist it up, and carefully place that work of art in the pan. The loaf is baked to a golden brown with a fragrant cinnamon sugar top. We’ll go a long way for full flavor! A slice of our dark chocolate raisin babka is great for morning coffee, evening dessert, afternoon tea time or any time. Warming it up a little would be nice too. Enjoy!

Fancy Schmancy Holiday Cookies
A Zingerman’s exclusive! An elegant blue and silver snowflake gift box of hand-made German inspired cookies: mandelpläzchen almond cookies and pfeffernüsse spice cookies. Opening up this cookie box of these warm holiday flavors makes any friendly get together or work meeting instantly better.

Pfeffernüsse Cookies
A fun red and green reindeer sweater gift box filled with spiced cookies. Pfeffernüsse in German translates to pepper nut in English. It’s fun to say either way. We bake these cookies with the same great ingredients that make all our cookies merry: sweet cream butter, organic muscovado brown sugar, and fresh eggs. But they also get a dash of Christmas spices like nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, anise and even a pinch of black pepper. Each hand-made cookie is then dusted with powdered sugar, reminiscent of a winter snow fall. So light the fire and throw on your Christmas sweater cause baby it’s cold outside.

Jewish Cookies
Our zingy purple and orange Zingerman’s cartoon box filled with hand-made pastries makes a great gift!
Rugelach– Tasty fillings folded up in a tender cream cheese and butter pastry. Try the classic pair of apricot preserve and currant walnut fillings.
Mandelbread– A pound of twice baked cookies, biscotti’s Eastern European cousin, with toasted almonds and fresh lemon and orange zest.
Coconut macaroons– A half dozen each of our petite macaroons, dark chocolate and vanilla bean.

Ordering ahead is recommended. We’re looking forward to seeing you! (734) 761-2095

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve…7am-5pm
Christmas Day…closed
New Year’s Eve 12/31…7am-7pm
New Year’s Day 1/1…7am-7pm

Special Bakes

Celebration Wreath 12/14-12/16
This bread is a flavor powerhouse of organic whole grain wheat that's stone-milled in-house, our magical naturally leavened bread starter & lots of toasted sesame seeds. The shape and cut of the bread are very decorative. It will be a beautiful addition to retail shelves, dinner tables, catering buffets and Instagram feeds. Up the flavor and festive factor of any meal, dinner party, or holiday get together with the celebration wreath. It pairs well with soups, roasted meats, and vegetables, as well as cheese boards. Since the wreath design has eight “leaves” you can easily tear and share; it really invites you to break bread together.

Pavlova 12/21-1/1
A Zingerman's exclusive!? Just when you thought the holiday season couldn't get anymore special, our wildly popular pavlova returns! Pavlova is the iconic dessert of Australia and New Zealand, named after the Russian Ballerina Anna Pavlova, who performed there in the 1920s. It is a light, luscious, fruity, sweet, cloud-like dessert. It begins with piping a round of vanilla meringue and baking it until the exterior is crispy, but the interior remains soft and smooth. It’s then covered with a thick wavy layer of unsweetened whipped cream (plenty of sugar in the meringue for the entire dessert) and generously decorated with fresh fruit. Enjoy them while you can! By the way, it's wheat-free!

For this special bake we're using red raspberries, pomegranate arils & a fresh mint leaf.

Celebration Wreath 12/21-12/24
This bread is a flavor powerhouse of organic whole grain wheat that's stone-milled in-house, our magical naturally leavened bread starter & lots of toasted sesame seeds. The shape and cut of the bread are very decorative. It will be a beautiful addition to retail shelves, dinner tables, catering buffets and Instagram feeds. Up the flavor and festive factor of any meal, dinner party, or holiday get together with the celebration wreath. It pairs well with soups, roasted meats, and vegetables, as well as cheese boards. Since the wreath design has eight “leaves” you can easily tear and share; it really invites you to break bread together.

Black Olive Farm Bread 12/28 & 12/29
A naturally leavened loaf with a crunchy caramelized crust and marinated Kalamata olives. Pairs perfectly with Zingerman’s Creamery Goat cheese and really kicks up a panzanella salad.

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