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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Celebration Cakes (Episode #504H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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.

Never Enough Chocolate (Episode #501H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Attention chocolate lovers! Learn the techniques needed to prepare two standout chocolate desserts: a milk-chocolate pistachio tart and a rich flourless Roberta heart cake. Chocolatier Jacques Torres stops by to share his expert tips.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Danish (Episode #502H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Follow Martha's directives to prepare spectacular Danish pastry at home. Learn to create the easy, flaky dough that transforms into apricot bowties, decadent cheese-filled Danish and an unforgettable brown-sugar cinnamon Danish.

Southwest (Episode #711H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Southwestern cuisine is deeply rooted in Spanish, Mexican, and Native American culinary tradition. In this lesson, Martha shares treasured recipes from the region including aniseed-flavored cookies called biscochitos, flan, a rich custard topped with caramel, and a remarkably moist tres leches cake. Plus, discover the secret behind the flakiest cookies and pastries ever!

Pulled Doughs (Episode #503H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Join Martha - and a few special guests - to learn expert tips you'll need to prepare pizza, pretzel and strudel doughs, Old World European specialties that involve "pulling" dough.

Celebration Cakes (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 17, 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.

Danish (Episode #502H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Follow Martha's directives to prepare spectacular Danish pastry at home. Learn to create the easy, flaky dough that transforms into apricot bowties, decadent cheese-filled Danish and an unforgettable brown-sugar cinnamon Danish.

Never Enough Chocolate (Episode #501H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Attention chocolate lovers! Learn the techniques needed to prepare two standout chocolate desserts: a milk-chocolate pistachio tart and a rich flourless Roberta heart cake. Chocolatier Jacques Torres stops by to share his expert tips.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

West (Episode #710H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

The Western States are paradise for home bakers and chefs alike. Join Martha as she shares four extraordinary regional favorites: Blum's coffee crunch cake, known for its honeycomb covering; gateau Basque, a Nevada specialty filled with pastry cream and brandy-soaked cherries, individual pineapple upside-down cakes, and date bars, made with California's favorite desert fruit. Recipes so delicious, you'll want to take a trip out West!

Pulled Doughs (Episode #503H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Join Martha - and a few special guests - to learn expert tips you'll need to prepare pizza, pretzel and strudel doughs, Old World European specialties that involve "pulling" dough.

New England (Episode #706H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

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!

South Atlantic (Episode #709H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

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.

Danish (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Follow Martha's directives to prepare spectacular Danish pastry at home. Learn to create the easy, flaky dough that transforms into apricot bowties, decadent cheese-filled Danish and an unforgettable brown-sugar cinnamon Danish.

Northeast (Episode #402H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Join Martha as she shares four mouthwatering regional favorites from the Northeast. A delectable cranberry tart flavored with currant jelly and cognac, mini chocolate whoopie pies filled with chocolate ganache, and the technique for getting those beloved crumbs on New York crumb cake. Plus, an easy-to-make babka that is so delicious you'll be tempted to eat it morning, noon and night.

Citrus (Episode #401H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

In this lesson, Martha shares her love of citrus with four favorite recipes: a light and airy orange chiffon cake bursting with flavor, Shaker lemon pie with a three-ingredient filling, mouthwatering lime squares with pistachio graham-cracker crust and an upside-down cake made with three kinds of citrus.

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