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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

One-Bowl Desserts (Episode #609H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Don't want to create a mess in the kitchen? Look no further than Martha's one-bowl desserts: brown-butter coconut cashew blondies, skillet baked plum cake, single-serving size brownie sundaes and Scottish oatcakes, best served with cheese or jam.

Chocolate (Episode #310H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Discover how Martha takes traditional baked Alaska to new heights with a double dose of chocolate. Learn the technique for creating the warm chocolate center in the chocolate cake on the menu at your favorite restaurant. Plus, a chocolate cream pie with caramel whipped cream topping that is sure to make your guests swoon.

Crackers & Flatbreads (Episode #307H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Maybe you've never thought about making your own crackers or flatbreads, but you'll be surprised at how simple and easy they are. Join Martha for four irresistible versions that are a cinch to make. Start with flatbreads so beautiful they're like edible works of art, and blue cheese-pecan icebox crackers that can be sliced and baked. Then make a homemade version of a favorite store-bought cheesy cracker and thyme crackers cut into long thin triangles and sprinkled with sea salt - a great addition to any hors d'oeuvre tray.

French Classics (Episode #305H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Join Martha as she demystifies four French classics found in patisseries all over France. Learn how to make the macaron - the festive, brightly colored cookie that looks like a tiny sandwich. Come along as she prepares a Paris-Brest - a wheel-shaped ring of cream puffs filled with pastry cream. She also prepares madeleines, the delicate shell-shaped sponge cakes with the literary tie, and an elegant Breton butter cake that will complement any lunch or dinner party.

French Meringue (Episode #612H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Make three show-stopping fantastic meringue-based desserts: individual pavlovas with a brightly colored orange curd filling, a stunning chocolate dacquoise cake layered with chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream, and a light-as-air tinted-pink angel food cake.

Pizza Dough (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Holiday Breads (Episode #309H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

We all have beloved holiday recipes that have been handed down in our families. In this episode, Martha makes three traditional dishes, each one perfect for family and guests or to give as a gift. They include an impressive Italian panettone studded with dried fruit and almonds and finished with a sugar and almond topping, a classic German stollen - one that Martha's mother loved to make - loaded with dried fruit and marzipan, and an authentic, braided bread for the Greek Orthodox Easter embellished with bright red eggs. Each of these is sure to be the centerpiece of your festive holiday table.

Pies (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Is there anyone who doesn't love pie? In this episode, Martha shares the secrets to three treasured pies along with some simple techniques. If you've ever struggled with making your own pastry, this is the show for you. Martha starts with a peach crumble pie filled with ripe, juicy peaches. She also makes the classic Southern favorite - key lime pie - with the tart juice of key limes, baked in a graham-cracker crust. Join her as she whips up a rich and decadent coconut cream pie made with toasted coconut and dollops of freshly whipped cream.

Puddings (Episode #304H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Pudding doesn't have to come from a box. Learn to make Kris Kringle bread pudding, an irresistible handmade gift, and the technique for preparing chocolate pots de creme, an old-fashioned French baked custard. Create an impressive steamed cranberry pudding, using a pudding mold, and a light and airy lemon pudding.

Pastry Cream (Episode #611H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Martha prepares one-pot pastry cream for three desserts: cherry tart with cherry spiked pastry cream, coffee pastry cream-filled cream puffs with chocolate glaze, and a favorite Polish dessert featuring cream mousseline between puff pastry.

Never Enough Cookies (Episode #607H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Learn to make the perfect cookie for every occasion. Bake giant fruit-and-nut filled kitchen sink cookies, vanilla sugar cookie sorbet sandwiches, maple-pecan shortbread squares and decadent double-chocolate sandwich cookies.

Cupcakes (Episode #308H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Swirled or sprinkled, small or large, cupcakes are adored by adults and kids alike, the "it dessert" that makes everybody smile. In this episode, Martha shares four scrumptious cupcake recipes: blueberry swirl, lemon meringue with a toasted meringue topping, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and one-bite double diablo cupcakes (for the unrepentant chocoholics in your life).

French Classics (Episode #305H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Join Martha as she demystifies four French classics found in patisseries all over France. Learn how to make the macaron - the festive, brightly colored cookie that looks like a tiny sandwich. Come along as she prepares a Paris-Brest - a wheel-shaped ring of cream puffs filled with pastry cream. She also prepares madeleines, the delicate shell-shaped sponge cakes with the literary tie, and an elegant Breton butter cake that will complement any lunch or dinner party.

Bar Cookies (Episode #303H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Join Martha as she shares four mouth-watering recipes sure to be a hit at your next bake sale. Peanut butter and jelly bars inspired by everyone's favorite childhood combination and a decadent brownie with a surprise ingredient. Plus the best pecan bars with an indulgent toffee-like topping and a healthy fruit and nut energy bar.

Layered Yeast Dough (Episode #610H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Many favorite French bakery staples are made with layered yeast dough that relies on a technique called lamination. Join Martha as she shares tips for three classics: kouign-amann; unforgettable sugar and spiced cinnamon-sugar knots; and snails.

White Bread (Episode #606H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Learn how to make dough inspired by Japanese milk bread to create soft, springy-textured breads and rolls. Make a basic Japanese-style white bread loaf and two variations using the same dough: cinnamon-raisin swirl bread and jalapeno-cheddar rolls.

Crackers & Flatbreads (Episode #307H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Maybe you've never thought about making your own crackers or flatbreads, but you'll be surprised at how simple and easy they are. Join Martha for four irresistible versions that are a cinch to make. Start with flatbreads so beautiful they're like edible works of art, and blue cheese-pecan icebox crackers that can be sliced and baked. Then make a homemade version of a favorite store-bought cheesy cracker and thyme crackers cut into long thin triangles and sprinkled with sea salt - a great addition to any hors d'oeuvre tray.

Frangipane (Episode #605H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

See how Martha incorporates frangipane, a sweet nut cream, into four remarkable recipes: the beloved French pastry known as Bostock, a classic English bakewell tart, an apricot tart made with a hazelnut frangipane and a pecan-frangipane coffee cake.

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