Martha Stewart presents a how-to series on baking filmed in her Bedford kitchen in Katonah, New York.
Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts
Focaccia and Pizza (Episode #210H)
KQED Life: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
Everyone loves pizza, and making it at home can be easy and fun. In this episode, Martha teaches you how to make a wonderfully crisp and delicious oven-dried heirloom tomato pizza, a delectable grape focaccia, a perfectly thin tarte flambee, and a three-cheese gluten-free calzone using pizza dough.
Holiday Breads (Episode #309H)
KQED Life: Sun, Dec 21, 2014 -- 5:30 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.
Cookies (Episode #204H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 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.
Basic Breads (Episode #209H)
KQED Life: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, you'll welcome Martha's expert tips and tricks for making basic breads at home. In this episode, she shares a variety of options, including white, multigrain, rye, and Parker House rolls.
Puff Pastry (Episode #105H)
KQED 9: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
With Martha as your guide (and a little elbow grease), learn to make delicate, buttery puff pastry in your own kitchen. Martha demonstrates how to create the layers upon layers of buttery pastry, and then how to use it in a variety of sweet and savory treats, including the iconic French napoleon.
Brioche (Episode #203H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 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.
Tuiles (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
Tuile is a French word for tiles, and when these paper-thin cookies are presented in rows, they're meant to look like the curved tiles on rooftops. Learn how to make five variations, beginning with the basic tuile batter. Martha then demonstrates lacy nut cookies, brandy snap cups, the ubiquitous fortune cookie, and chocolate tuile ice cream cones.
Shortbread (Episode #202H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 4:00 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.
Special Breads (Episode #207H)
KQED Life: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
Join Martha as she shares her secrets for making three of her all-time favorite breads. First, an Irish soda bread that she serves every St. Patrick's Day, always a hit. Next: an olive and cheese loaf - a no-knead bread that's baked in an enameled cast iron pot. Then a simple and delicious bread called Sally Lunn. And finally, a memorable custard-filled cornbread.