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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Muffins and Popovers (Episode #113H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 4:00 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.

Custards (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 -- 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.

Cookies (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 5:30 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.

Biscuits and Scones (Episode #112H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Biscuits and scones are the perfect way to start the day; with Martha's recipes and tips, they're easy to make anytime. Learn how to make buttermilk biscuits, angel biscuits and cream scones. If it looks easy, that's because it is - the key is actually to work the dough as little as possible.

Cookies (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 11, 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.

Pound Cake (Episode #104H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 8, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Yeast Dough (Episode #111H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll welcome Martha's expert tips and tricks for making a tasty and versatile yeast dough. Martha's recipe incorporates both butter and sour cream; in this episode, she uses it to make a variety of breakfast treats, from pecan sticky buns to pull-apart monkey bread that's as much fun to make as it is to eat.

Yellow Cake (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 5, 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.

Brioche (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 4, 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.

Pies (Episode #306H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

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 Life: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 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.

Croissants (Episode #206H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Cheesecake (Episode #103H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 1, 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.

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