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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Pate A Choux (Episode #108H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 4:00 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.

Bundt Cakes (Episode #311H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Muffins and Popovers (Episode #113H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 14, 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.

Biscuits and Scones (Episode #112H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 5:30 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.

Custards (Episode #205H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Devil's Food Cake (Episode #107H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Devil's food cake has never been so tempting as it is with Martha's sinfully good adaptations. Learn to make "hi-hat" cupcakes - topped with a fluffy meringue frosting - irresistible fudgy brownies and more, all featuring the rich flavor of deep, dark chocolate.

Chocolate (Episode #310H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Discover how Martha takes traditional baked Alaska to new heights with a double dose of chocolate. Learn the technique for creating the warm chocolate center in the chocolate cake on the menu at your favorite restaurant. Plus, a chocolate cream pie with caramel whipped cream topping that is sure to make your guests swoon.

Biscuits and Scones (Episode #112H)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 7, 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.

Yeast Dough (Episode #111H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 -- 5:30 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.

Cookies (Episode #204H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

Yellow Cake (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 4, 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.

Angel Food Cake (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 4:00 PM

Follow along as Martha shares her tips and tricks for making light-as-air angel food cake, then learn how to vary the flavors with a few simple additions. Martha bakes a classic version, a coconut variation with Swiss meringue and mini brown-sugar cakes. As a bonus, she shares a recipe for espresso ice cream to serve alongside.

Holiday Breads (Episode #309H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 2:00 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.

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