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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Yellow Cake (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 -- 5:30 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.

Meringue (Episode #109H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Holiday Breads (Episode #309H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Souffles (Episode #213H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Never thought you could master making a souffle? Well think again. In this episode, Martha demystifies the art of the souffle with some of her favorite variations, including a spectacular savory cheese souffle, caramel souffle, chocolate souffle, lemon souffle and finally - iced lemon mousse.

Yellow Cake (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 -- 4:00 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.

Cupcakes (Episode #308H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 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).

Tarts and Tartlets (Episode #212H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Have you ever made a tart at home? Join Martha as she shares her secrets for making this simple and delicious dessert in four variations. First, she demonstrates an apple tart tatin - an upside down caramelized apple tart - with a pate brisee crust. She then shows you how to make a chewy chess tart with a cookie crust, lemon meringue tartlets, and mini rhubarb and raspberry galettes.

Muffins (Episode #313H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Kick start your morning with one of these five fantastic muffin recipes: giant bran muffins filled with raisins, citrusy mini orange muffins, moist and delicious healthy morning muffins, plum-filled coffee cake muffins and - the ideal solution to a bumper crop of zucchini - glazed zucchini muffins.

Cupcakes (Episode #308H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 2:00 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).

Crackers & Flatbreads (Episode #307H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 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.

Cakes (Episode #211H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Follow along as Martha shares her expertise on how to make three lovely celebration cakes, including a four-layer genoise cake with passion fruit buttercream, an orange-almond cake with Italian meringue buttercream piping, and an unforgettable chocolate-rum roulade.

Cookies (Episode #312H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 4:00 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.

Bundt Cakes (Episode #311H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 5:30 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.

Pate A Choux (Episode #108H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Crackers & Flatbreads (Episode #307H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 5, 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.

Pies (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 4:00 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.

Focaccia and Pizza (Episode #210H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Bundt Cakes (Episode #311H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 -- 4:00 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.

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