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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Never Enough Cookies (Episode #607H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Learn to make the perfect cookie for every occasion. Bake giant fruit-and-nut filled kitchen sink cookies, vanilla sugar cookie sorbet sandwiches, maple-pecan shortbread squares and decadent double-chocolate sandwich cookies.

Press-In Crusts (Episode #613H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

French Meringue (Episode #612H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 23, 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.

Pastry Cream (Episode #611H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Martha prepares one-pot pastry cream for three desserts: cherry tart with cherry spiked pastry cream, coffee pastry cream-filled cream puffs with chocolate glaze, and a favorite Polish dessert featuring cream mousseline between puff pastry.

French Meringue (Episode #612H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

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.

Extraordinary Fruits (Episode #509H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Some of Martha's favorite desserts have something in common: fruit - nature's sweetest gift. Learn step-by-step how-tos for a souffle with intensely fragrant passion fruit, biscuit-topped raspberry-rhubarb cobblers and other fruity delights.

One-Bowl Desserts (Episode #609H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Don't want to create a mess in the kitchen? Look no further than Martha's one-bowl desserts: brown-butter coconut cashew blondies, skillet baked plum cake, single-serving size brownie sundaes and Scottish oatcakes, best served with cheese or jam.

Never Enough Chocolate (Episode #501H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 20, 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.

White Bread (Episode #606H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Learn how to make dough inspired by Japanese milk bread to create soft, springy-textured breads and rolls. Make a basic Japanese-style white bread loaf and two variations using the same dough: cinnamon-raisin swirl bread and jalapeno-cheddar rolls.

Layered Yeast Dough (Episode #610H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Many favorite French bakery staples are made with layered yeast dough that relies on a technique called lamination. Join Martha as she shares tips for three classics: kouign-amann; unforgettable sugar and spiced cinnamon-sugar knots; and snails.

French Meringue (Episode #612H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

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.

One-Bowl Desserts (Episode #609H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 16, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Don't want to create a mess in the kitchen? Look no further than Martha's one-bowl desserts: brown-butter coconut cashew blondies, skillet baked plum cake, single-serving size brownie sundaes and Scottish oatcakes, best served with cheese or jam.

Pizza Dough (Episode #608H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Pastry Cream (Episode #611H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Martha prepares one-pot pastry cream for three desserts: cherry tart with cherry spiked pastry cream, coffee pastry cream-filled cream puffs with chocolate glaze, and a favorite Polish dessert featuring cream mousseline between puff pastry.

Green Tea (Episode #508H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Learn how to incorporate antioxidant-rich green tea into four remarkably tasty desserts. Chickalicious Chef E.J. joins Martha in the kitchen.

White Bread (Episode #606H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Learn how to make dough inspired by Japanese milk bread to create soft, springy-textured breads and rolls. Make a basic Japanese-style white bread loaf and two variations using the same dough: cinnamon-raisin swirl bread and jalapeno-cheddar rolls.

Great Lakes (Episode #713H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Today on Martha Bakes! Join Martha as she makes four mouthwatering regional favorites from the Great Lakes-Belgian rice pie, an unforgettable blitz torte with decadent layers of cake and crispy meringue, and Indiana sugar cream pie, otherwise known as "Hoosier pie." And for a savory twist, a quick bread made with cheddar from America's dairyland.

Frangipane (Episode #605H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

See how Martha incorporates frangipane, a sweet nut cream, into four remarkable recipes: the beloved French pastry known as Bostock, a classic English bakewell tart, an apricot tart made with a hazelnut frangipane and a pecan-frangipane coffee cake.

Never Enough Cookies (Episode #607H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Learn to make the perfect cookie for every occasion. Bake giant fruit-and-nut filled kitchen sink cookies, vanilla sugar cookie sorbet sandwiches, maple-pecan shortbread squares and decadent double-chocolate sandwich cookies.

Pastry Cream (Episode #611H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Martha prepares one-pot pastry cream for three desserts: cherry tart with cherry spiked pastry cream, coffee pastry cream-filled cream puffs with chocolate glaze, and a favorite Polish dessert featuring cream mousseline between puff pastry.

White Bread (Episode #606H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 9, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Learn how to make dough inspired by Japanese milk bread to create soft, springy-textured breads and rolls. Make a basic Japanese-style white bread loaf and two variations using the same dough: cinnamon-raisin swirl bread and jalapeno-cheddar rolls.

Frangipane (Episode #605H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

See how Martha incorporates frangipane, a sweet nut cream, into four remarkable recipes: the beloved French pastry known as Bostock, a classic English bakewell tart, an apricot tart made with a hazelnut frangipane and a pecan-frangipane coffee cake.

Layered Yeast Dough (Episode #610H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Many favorite French bakery staples are made with layered yeast dough that relies on a technique called lamination. Join Martha as she shares tips for three classics: kouign-amann; unforgettable sugar and spiced cinnamon-sugar knots; and snails.

Coffee (Episode #507H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 2:00 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.

Chocolate Ganache (Episode #603H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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.

South (Episode #712H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Some of Martha's all-time favorite desserts hail from the South. Join Martha in the kitchen as she shares three show-stopping regional desserts-tangy buttermilk pie, decadent bourbon bread pudding with a boozy bourbon glaze, and a delectable carrot cake with a heavenly orange cream cheese frosting. Plus, learn how to transform carrots into brilliantly colored finishing touches for your next carrot cake.

Sponge Cake (Episode #604H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Layered Yeast Dough (Episode #610H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Many favorite French bakery staples are made with layered yeast dough that relies on a technique called lamination. Join Martha as she shares tips for three classics: kouign-amann; unforgettable sugar and spiced cinnamon-sugar knots; and snails.

Chocolate Ganache (Episode #603H)

KQED Plus: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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.

Homemade Doughnuts (Episode #602H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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.

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