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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Pate A Choux (Episode #108H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 2:00 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.

Puff Pastry (Episode #105H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

With Martha as your guide (and a little elbow grease), learn to make delicate, buttery puff pastry in your own kitchen. Martha demonstrates how to create the layers upon layers of buttery pastry, and then how to use it in a variety of sweet and savory treats, including the iconic French napoleon.

Devil's Food Cake (Episode #107H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 2:00 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.

Pound Cake (Episode #104H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Pound cake makes excellent use of the basic building blocks of baking - butter, sugar, eggs and flour - and offers nearly unlimited opportunities for adaptation (incorporating cream cheese or semolina, for example). Martha takes the viewer through variations, starting with the most traditional and finishing with a version inspired by her travels through Asia.

Angel Food Cake (Episode #106H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 2:00 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.

Cheesecake (Episode #103H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Is there anything more indulgent than rich, creamy cheesecake? In this episode, Martha creates a feast of cheesecakes in a range of sizes and flavors, including an Italian ricotta cheesecake and individual cherry cheesecakes, and teaches viewers how to achieve perfect results every time.

Puff Pastry (Episode #105H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

With Martha as your guide (and a little elbow grease), learn to make delicate, buttery puff pastry in your own kitchen. Martha demonstrates how to create the layers upon layers of buttery pastry, and then how to use it in a variety of sweet and savory treats, including the iconic French napoleon.

Pound Cake (Episode #104H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Pound cake makes excellent use of the basic building blocks of baking - butter, sugar, eggs and flour - and offers nearly unlimited opportunities for adaptation (incorporating cream cheese or semolina, for example). Martha takes the viewer through variations, starting with the most traditional and finishing with a version inspired by her travels through Asia.

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