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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

South Atlantic (Episode #709H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Entertaining in the South Atlantic wouldn't be complete without dessert. Martha prepares Virginia peanut pie, a cross between a peanut butter cookie and peanut brittle; Lady Baltimore cake, a birthday favorite; and ever-popular strawberry shortcake.

Coffee (Episode #507H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Get your coffee fix as Martha makes four exceptional coffee-flavored desserts: a flaky Napoleon, grown-up ice cream sandwiches, a decadent coffee cream pie, and milk-chocolate-ganache-filled cappuccino-chocolate bites.

Pennsylvania Dutch (Episode #708H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

The Pennsylvania Dutch community is known for its cakes, pies, and pastries. In this lesson, four recipes showcasing their rich culinary heritage: citrusy Montgomery pie, irresistible cream cheese-filled pumpkin whoopie pies, and the most tender apple dumplings. And for all you chocolate lovers, chocolate whoopee pies with vanilla buttercream. Recipes that are sure to become family favorites!

Sponge Cake (Episode #604H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Learn how Martha's favorite sponge cake recipe can be adapted to create a spectacular raspberry whipped cream jellyroll, an unforgettable multi-tiered caramel buttercream cake and delicate ladyfingers for a mouth-watering tiramisu ice cream cake.

Gulf (Episode #707H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Along the Gulf Coast, tremendous pride is taken in serving guests, from the most elegant hors d'oeuvres to the tallest of layer cakes. In this lesson, Martha shares her invaluable techniques for preparing three spectacular desserts: an irresistible Southern caramel cake, Mississippi mud tart with an easy press-in crust, and a Lane cake that's sure to take center stage at any celebration. Plus, cheese straws, a quintessential Southern party snack.

New England (Episode #706H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Join Martha as she shares four iconic recipes highlighting New England's rich culinary heritage. A cheddar-crusted apple pie featuring a unique twist on a traditional flavor pairing; old-fashioned steamed Boston brown bread that's made in a can; and a delicious citrus curd-filled deep-dish lemon-blueberry tart. Plus, hermit bars, a molasses-based bar cookie that was baked to last but won't!

Coconut (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Let Martha transport you to the tropics with four coconut-themed desserts: delicate coconut-lemon cake; chewy, crispy coconut cookies; coconut crunch cake; and frozen coconut and roasted pineapple cake with Nobu 57's pastry chef, Michelle Goldsmith.

Southern Classics (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Today on Martha Bakes, three of Martha's favorite Southern classics: hummingbird cake, an irresistible layer cake with banana, pineapple and pecans; sweet potato pie, a tasty alternative to pumpkin pie, and old-fashioned hot milk cake covered in swirls of chocolate whipped cream frosting. Plus, learn a fantastic finishing touch for your next cake or cupcake.

Chocolate Ganache (Episode #603H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Learn how to incorporate ganache, a two-ingredient wonder, into a rich dark chocolate filling for an almond-based tart shell, chocolate ganache frosting for a fudgy devil's food cake, and, for the kid in us all, milk chocolate pudding cupcakes.

Northwest (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

The Northwest is known for their world-class produce. Join Martha as she celebrates the best of the season with an unforgettable flaky biscuit-topped blackberry cobbler, outstanding chewy fig bars, and a moist and chocolaty Idaho potato cake. Plus, the most delectable hazelnut cookies, made with just five ingredients. All guaranteed to garner rave reviews!

Midwest (Episode #703H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

In the Midwest, baking for community get-togethers is commonplace. Today, on Martha Bakes, four regional classics meant for sharing: Martha's polka dotted double-crusted sour cherry pie, classic St. Louis gooey butter cake, and kransekake, a Norwegian celebratory cake. Plus, a simple yet delightful sweet custard pie made with navy beans. Homemade treats fit for any gathering!

Bake It Dark (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Join Martha for culinary tricks of the trade for coaxing the utmost flavor from your baked good. Create sticky toffee pudding served with a toffee sauce, mini apricot tarte tatins, a simple pear tart and no-knead bread with flavorful seeds.

Mid-Atlantic (Episode #702H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Join Martha as she shares four mouthwatering regional favorites from the Mid-Atlantic. In this episode, Martha introduces a local summertime favorite, Baltimore peach cake, teaches the technique for perfectly twisted kaiser rolls, and whips up a delectable black raspberry crumb cake. Plus, black and white cookies, a New York City favorite. Homemade treats your family will adore!

Homemade Doughnuts (Episode #602H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Attention all doughnut lovers - this show is for you! Martha shares her invaluable techniques while preparing raspberry filled doughnuts, crisp apple fritters and the famous yeasted, sugarcoated doughnut from New Orleans known as a beignet.

Classic New England (Episode #701H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Join Martha as she explores the wonders of New England. Pure maple syrup in a creamy maple custard pie, cranberries for a jewel-like tart with an easy press-in walnut crust, and a reinvented classic, Boston cream pie cupcakes. Plus, a buttermilk-blueberry tart that's sure to dazzle your dinner guests!

Press-In Crusts (Episode #613H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Join Martha as she makes three press-in crust desserts, including classic cheesecake with a beautiful apricot finish and chocolate cream tart. Don't miss what makes her Atlantic Beach tart so special. Just one hint... it involves crackers.

Celebration Cakes (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Mark a special celebration with a homemade cake. Martha makes three easy-to-prepare layer cakes: a sprinkle cake, a fanciful hedgehog cake with meringue spikes, and her daughter Alexis' coconut-covered heart cake.

French Meringue (Episode #612H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Make three show-stopping fantastic meringue-based desserts: individual pavlovas with a brightly colored orange curd filling, a stunning chocolate dacquoise cake layered with chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream, and a light-as-air tinted-pink angel food cake.

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