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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Croissants (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

A buttery croissant can be the perfect way to start the day, and with Martha's recipes and tips, you'll be able to make them at home. Learn how to make a classic crispy, light, flaky croissant - perfect with jam and butter. Next it's everyone's favorite - pain au chocolat, and then on to mini ham and cheese croissants and pain aux raisins.

Custards (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

Custard has never been so tempting as with Martha's many variations. Join Martha as she shares her recipes for a classic creme brulee, a cherry clafouti, creme caramel - and to top things off, mocha custards.

Crackers & Flatbreads (Episode #307H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 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.

Brioche (Episode #203H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Brioche is light, airy and one of Martha's favorite breads. In this episode, she starts by making the brioche dough and then turns it into three wonderful brioche variations - brioche a tete, brioche loaf, and baba au rhum. She also creates Martha's French toast, a breakfast favorite.

Southern (Episode #409H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

Join Martha as she shares four of her favorite recipes highlighting the South's rich culinary heritage. An irresistible banana cream pie that's perfect for any occasion, a coconut cake loaded with more coconut than you thought possible, and a spoon bread that's more "pudding" than "bread" and as light as a souffle. Plus, pecan tassies, petite pastries featuring the flavors and textures of pecan pie.

Custards (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

Custard has never been so tempting as with Martha's many variations. Join Martha as she shares her recipes for a classic creme brulee, a cherry clafouti, creme caramel - and to top things off, mocha custards.

Spiked (Episode #408H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

With good reason, many desserts include alcohol in the list of ingredients. Learn how Martha spikes four longtime favorites for an incomparable depth of flavor: a traditional fruitcake loaded with candied fruits and nuts to share with family and friends; an easy plum-and-port crostata made with a flavorful port wine; rum raisin pie with a silken vanilla-rum custard and plump golden raisins; and tiramisu, everyone's favorite Italian dessert.

Cookies (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

There's nothing like a great cookie. In this episode, Martha makes truly delectable brown sugar chocolate chip cookies - the recipe comes from Martha's daughter, Alexis. Next Martha demonstrates how to make an old-fashioned lemon-sugar cookie, a chewy chocolate ginger-molasses cookie, a sable cookie, and glazed citrus doodles.

Phyllo (Episode #407H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

Learn everything you need to know about baking with phyllo, as Martha shares some of her favorites: ruffled milk pie, an elegant dessert that's often served as part of a traditional Greek Easter celebration; a savory Moroccan meat pie known as bisteeya; and baklava, a layered pastry made with chopped nuts. Plus, spanakopita, a traditional Greek spinach pie.

Brioche (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

Brioche is light, airy and one of Martha's favorite breads. In this episode, she starts by making the brioche dough and then turns it into three wonderful brioche variations - brioche a tete, brioche loaf, and baba au rhum. She also creates Martha's French toast, a breakfast favorite.

Shortbread (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

You don't have to be Scottish to love shortbread, and this deliciously dense treat is easier to make than you might think. Martha demonstrates how to make shortbread wedges, brown-butter shortbread lemon bars, brown-sugar pecan shortbread cookies, and a pumpkin tart with pressed-in shortbread tart shell - perfect for fall.

Pies (Episode #306H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 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.

Shortbread (Episode #202H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

You don't have to be Scottish to love shortbread, and this deliciously dense treat is easier to make than you might think. Martha demonstrates how to make shortbread wedges, brown-butter shortbread lemon bars, brown-sugar pecan shortbread cookies, and a pumpkin tart with pressed-in shortbread tart shell - perfect for fall.

Fruit Desserts (Episode #406H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll welcome Martha's expert tips for baking the most delicious fruit desserts. A tempting pink applesauce-filled tart topped with paper-thin slices of apple; a rich pistachio brown butter cake studded with sweet Concord grapes; a pear frangipane tart; and individual apple pies with a surprise ingredient tucked inside.

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