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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Phyllo (Episode #407H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Learn everything you need to know about baking with phyllo, as Martha shares some of her favorites: ruffled milk pie, an elegant dessert that's often served as part of a traditional Greek Easter celebration; a savory Moroccan meat pie known as bisteeya; and baklava, a layered pastry made with chopped nuts. Plus, spanakopita, a traditional Greek spinach pie.

Holiday Breads (Episode #309H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 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.

Brioche (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

Brioche is light, airy and one of Martha's favorite breads. In this episode, she starts by making the brioche dough and then turns it into three wonderful brioche variations - brioche a tete, brioche loaf, and baba au rhum. She also creates Martha's French toast, a breakfast favorite.

Shortbread (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

You don't have to be Scottish to love shortbread, and this deliciously dense treat is easier to make than you might think. Martha demonstrates how to make shortbread wedges, brown-butter shortbread lemon bars, brown-sugar pecan shortbread cookies, and a pumpkin tart with pressed-in shortbread tart shell - perfect for fall.

Old Fashioned Fruit Desserts (Episode #301H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

When fruit is at its peak, nothing beats an old-fashioned fruit dessert. In this episode, Martha creates four of her favorites: peach cobbler, blueberry crisp, blackberry buckle and pear brown betty - all delicious and easy to prepare.

Cupcakes (Episode #308H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 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).

Shortbread (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

You don't have to be Scottish to love shortbread, and this deliciously dense treat is easier to make than you might think. Martha demonstrates how to make shortbread wedges, brown-butter shortbread lemon bars, brown-sugar pecan shortbread cookies, and a pumpkin tart with pressed-in shortbread tart shell - perfect for fall.

Crackers & Flatbreads (Episode #307H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 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.

Coffee Cakes (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 4:00 PM

If you love coffee cakes as much as Martha does - you'll love learning all four of the indispensable recipes featured in this episode. Watch as Martha demonstrates a rhubarb upside-down crumb cake, jam-filled crumb-topped coffee cake muffins, a streusel cake with a confectioners' sugar glaze, and a glazed lemon blueberry coffee cake.

Pate Brisee (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

Martha demonstrates how easy it is to make a tender, flaky pate brisee crust - one of the most versatile and essential elements in the baker's arsenal. This crust can be used to make sweet or savory dishes; Martha offers a variety of options, including mile-high apple pie, a sumptuous tomato tart and more.

Souffles (Episode #213H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 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.

Fruit Desserts (Episode #406H)

KQED 9: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll welcome Martha's expert tips for baking the most delicious fruit desserts. A tempting pink applesauce-filled tart topped with paper-thin slices of apple; a rich pistachio brown butter cake studded with sweet Concord grapes; a pear frangipane tart; and individual apple pies with a surprise ingredient tucked inside.

Pies (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 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.

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