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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Cookies (Episode #312H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 20, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Get your day off to a healthy start with a nutritious breakfast cookie. Learn the technique for creating the subtle nutty flavor that makes the brown butter cookies so special and how you can easily transform a simple macaroon with the addition of one or two ingredients. Make graham crackers so good you'll never want to go back to store-bought.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 20, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Pound Cake (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 18, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Pound cake makes excellent use of the basic building blocks of baking - butter, sugar, eggs and flour - and offers nearly unlimited opportunities for adaptation (incorporating cream cheese or semolina, for example). Martha takes the viewer through variations, starting with the most traditional and finishing with a version inspired by her travels through Asia.

Crackers & Flatbreads (Episode #307H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Meringue (Episode #109H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Join Martha as she shares the secrets to foolproof meringue, such as using a copper bowl and adding a touch of cream of tartar. Once the basics are mastered, Martha teaches one of her favorites, pavlova with passion fruit, plus an impressive ile flottante and a Huguenot torte.

Pate A Choux (Episode #108H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

Martha demystifies pate a choux by demonstrating how easy it is to make. Though it may seem intimidating, it's made with only four ingredients and cooked on the stovetop. Once mastered, it can be used to make cream puffs, eclairs, profiteroles and cheesy gougeres.

Coffee Cakes (Episode #201H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

If you love coffee cakes as much as Martha does - you'll love learning all four of the indispensable recipes featured in this episode. Watch as Martha demonstrates a rhubarb upside-down crumb cake, jam-filled crumb-topped coffee cake muffins, a streusel cake with a confectioners' sugar glaze, and a glazed lemon blueberry coffee cake.

Bundt Cakes (Episode #311H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Join Martha as she shares four of her favorites: lemon bundt cake, Devil's bundt cake, whipped cream cake, and applesauce spice cake - each perfect for any celebration.

Cheesecake (Episode #103H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Is there anything more indulgent than rich, creamy cheesecake? In this episode, Martha creates a feast of cheesecakes in a range of sizes and flavors, including an Italian ricotta cheesecake and individual cherry cheesecakes, and teaches viewers how to achieve perfect results every time.

Pies (Episode #306H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Pate A Choux (Episode #108H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Martha demystifies pate a choux by demonstrating how easy it is to make. Though it may seem intimidating, it's made with only four ingredients and cooked on the stovetop. Once mastered, it can be used to make cream puffs, eclairs, profiteroles and cheesy gougeres.

Devil's Food Cake (Episode #107H)

KQED Life: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

Devil's food cake has never been so tempting as it is with Martha's sinfully good adaptations. Learn to make "hi-hat" cupcakes - topped with a fluffy meringue frosting - irresistible fudgy brownies and more, all featuring the rich flavor of deep, dark chocolate.

Pate Brisee (Episode #102H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Martha demonstrates how easy it is to make a tender, flaky pate brisee crust - one of the most versatile and essential elements in the baker's arsenal. This crust can be used to make sweet or savory dishes; Martha offers a variety of options, including mile-high apple pie, a sumptuous tomato tart and more.

Muffins and Popovers (Episode #113H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Breakfasts and brunches call for homemade muffins or popovers. Martha makes her blueberry muffins two ways, flavored with a little spice or finished with a crumb topping. She then demonstrates how to make airy popovers, equally suited to serving with fresh blueberry preserves or savory creamed spinach.

Yellow Cake (Episode #101H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

A simple recipe for yellow cake becomes the foundation for extraordinary desserts. Martha shares her father's favorite birthday cake, with an orange curd filling and a rich chocolate frosting - and offers tips for creating a bakery-worthy layer cake, such as creating even layers and applying a perfect coat of frosting. From a mouthwatering stone-fruit upside-down cake to a batch of strawberry cupcakes, Martha covers the possibilities for this yellow cake recipe.

Chocolate (Episode #310H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Pate Brisee (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Martha demonstrates how easy it is to make a tender, flaky pate brisee crust - one of the most versatile and essential elements in the baker's arsenal. This crust can be used to make sweet or savory dishes; Martha offers a variety of options, including mile-high apple pie, a sumptuous tomato tart and more.

Cheesecake (Episode #103H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Is there anything more indulgent than rich, creamy cheesecake? In this episode, Martha creates a feast of cheesecakes in a range of sizes and flavors, including an Italian ricotta cheesecake and individual cherry cheesecakes, and teaches viewers how to achieve perfect results every time.

French Classics (Episode #305H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 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.

Devil's Food Cake (Episode #107H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Devil's food cake has never been so tempting as it is with Martha's sinfully good adaptations. Learn to make "hi-hat" cupcakes - topped with a fluffy meringue frosting - irresistible fudgy brownies and more, all featuring the rich flavor of deep, dark chocolate.

Pate Brisee (Episode #102H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Martha demonstrates how easy it is to make a tender, flaky pate brisee crust - one of the most versatile and essential elements in the baker's arsenal. This crust can be used to make sweet or savory dishes; Martha offers a variety of options, including mile-high apple pie, a sumptuous tomato tart and more.

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