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Baking with Julia Previous Broadcasts

Gail Gand (Episode #312)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

This episode features Gail Gand, pastry chef and owner of Chicago's Vanilla Bean Bakery and Florida baker David Blom. Gail shows Julia and viewers how to create a "not your usual" lemon meringue pie-for-one, while David Blom makes cookies: delicately curved tuiles and tasty gingersnaps.

Johanne Killeen (Episode #208)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Chef Julia Child observes pastry chef Johanna Killeen as she makes "baby cakes," miniature cakes made from of the same basic batter, but varied with different flavoring ingredients. First, she shows Julia how to make the batter, which is a traditional American pound cake recipe, made richer with the addition of creme fraiche. She varies the first recipe by using hazelnut flour as an ingredient, and tops it with a dollop of Italian cream cheese flavored with grappa wine. Then she makes a couple of miniature upside-down cakes, using a rhubarb and caramel topping on one and rose geranium leaves on another.

Marion Cunningham, Walnut Creek Ca (Episode #207)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Cooking teacher and author of "The New Fanny Farmer Cookbook" Marion Cunningham shows chef Julia Child how to make a series of easy and delicious quickbreads, an American bakery staple. She makes moist buttermilk crumb muffins from a hundred year-old recipe that are good enough to eat on their own. Then she bakes scones, half done in the traditional shape, half made in a roll-up style, served with butter, whipped cream and raspberries. Finally, she creates unbelievably easy-to-make Irish soda bread, and fluffy popovers served with a drizzling of honey.

Charlotte Akoto (Episode #206)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

This episode is a demonstration of the versatility of meringues. Chef Julia Child observes pastry chef Charlotte Akoto as she creates three different desserts: meringue sandwiches with chocolate cream center, chocolate meringues with a caramel cream filling, and a meringue Napoleon with whipped cream and fresh fruit . First, she demonstrates the techniques used to make several different kinds of meringues, forming the part of the dessert that will serve as the base for a variety of cream and fruit fillings. Then she shows Child how to make the fillings themselves, and does a final assembly of all the ingredients.

Marjus Farbinger (Episode #205)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and master teacher Markus Farbinger creates a classic Viennese Pastry flavored with an espresso batter and layered with meringue. He also demonstrates how to make a decorative yet edible garnish of baskets made out of caramel, which are then filled with fruit.

Peter Malgieri (Episode #112)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Author and master teacher at Peter Kump's New York City Cooking School, Peter Malgieri visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Malgieri bakes an assortment of fancy cookies. Malgieri creates a cornmeal-currant biscotti. He demonstrates the two ways to work the biscotti dough to form zaleti (diamond shape cookies.) He makes amaretti or Italian almond macaroons. He shows how to pipe out the amaretti dough. Finally, he creates flat, waffle-like cookies named pizelles or little pizzas because of their round, flat shape.

Danielle Forestier, Oakland CA (Episode #204)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Master baker Danielle Forestier shows Julia how to make the classic French baguette. Using the traditional yet simple recipe of flour, water, salt and yeast and terra cotta baking tiles, Danielle demonstrates how this traditional French bread can be made at home.

Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (Episode #311)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Toronto bakers, Jeffrey Alfor and Naomi Duguid, and cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas visit this week's episode to make naan and Swedish hardtack, types of flat breads.

Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford (Episode #203)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Bakers Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid show Julia several methods for creating pita or flat breads, and the toppings that go with them. Jeffrey makes a wheat flour dough pita bread in the oven and in a skillet, and Naomi prepares a Eastern Mediterranean Lamb and Tomato bread, using the unusual spices of cinnamon and allspice. The couple shows Julia how the proper way to eat flat bread, and introduces her to the traditional Middle Eastern toppings of Lentil Salad with red pepper, Chick peas with spearmint, diced cucumber, and yoghurt and cheese balls.

Beatrice Ojakangas (Episode #202)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Julia welcomes Beatrice Ojakangas, a Scandinavian Cookbook author from Duluth, Minnesota into her kitchen, where Beatrice demonstrates how to make a series of real Danish pastries. She shows her how to make the flaky dough, the apricot, prune and cream fillings that go inside, and the sugar glaze that goes on the outside. Beatrice ends by showing Julia how to manipulate the dough into a Danish Braid.

Esther McManus (Episode #201)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Esther McManus of Le Bus restaurant in Philadelphia makes a "real" French croissant.

Flo Braker, San Francisco (Episode #113)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Host Julia Child observes California's well-known baking teacher Flo Braker as she demonstrates the classic French technique for creating Ladyfingers Genoise, the batter of which is used as the base for a variety of miniature decorative cakes.

Nancy Silverton (Episode #111)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Silverton demonstrates how to create a basic brioche dough. Silverton shows how versatile brioche dough can be - creating everything from a main course to the desert. This dough is used to make two different bakery goods: savory brioche pockets and pecan sticky buns.

Peter Malgieri (Episode #112)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Author and master teacher at Peter Kump's New York City Cooking School, Peter Malgieri visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Malgieri bakes an assortment of fancy cookies. Malgieri creates a cornmeal-currant biscotti. He demonstrates the two ways to work the biscotti dough to form zaleti (diamond shape cookies.) He makes amaretti or Italian almond macaroons. He shows how to pipe out the amaretti dough. Finally, he creates flat, waffle-like cookies named pizelles or little pizzas because of their round, flat shape.

Markus Farbinger (Episode #310)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Master chef at The Culinary Institute of America, NY, Markus Farbinger teaches Julia Child how to create a special Viennese pastry treat, a poppy seed torte.

Nancy Silverton (Episode #111)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Silverton demonstrates how to create a basic brioche dough. Silverton shows how versatile brioche dough can be - creating everything from a main course to the desert. This dough is used to make two different bakery goods: savory brioche pockets and pecan sticky buns.

Steve Sullivan, Acme Bakery In Berkeley, Ca (Episode #110)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Master bread-maker Steve Sullivan from the Acme Bakery in Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Sullivan demonstrates how to make various decorative loaves. He creates a couronne, or crown of pearls. This bread uses three different starters. He also bakes baguettes, wheat stalks and pain fendu. To allow for these decorative breads to expand more readily, Sullivan recommends raising the humidity of the oven by pouring water in pans underneath the baking breads.

Mary Bergin (Episode #109)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Head pastry chef Mary Bergin for Spago at Las Vegas, Nevada visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Bergin demonstrates how to make two different types of chiffon cakes. Bergin creates a nectarine upside down lemon chiffon cake and a chocolate chiffon bundt cake with creme brulee. Bergin provides many tips on preparing these cakes such as the colder the eggs are the easier they are to separate.

Lauren Groveman (Episode #108)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Bagel maven Lauren Groveman from Larchmont, New York visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Groveman demonstrates how to make bagels. Bagels need to be boiled before baking. Groveman adds baking soda and sugar to help brown the bagels during baking. After boiling, Groveman flavors the top and the bottom of the bagels. She bakes the bagels on top of a tile and tosses ice cubes on the bottom of the oven to create steam. She also prepares vegetable cream cheese, smoked salmon and scallions cream cheese and chopped chicken livers to top her home-made bagels.

Steve Sullivan, Acme Bakery In Berkeley, Ca (Episode #110)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Master bread-maker Steve Sullivan from the Acme Bakery in Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Sullivan demonstrates how to make various decorative loaves. He creates a couronne, or crown of pearls. This bread uses three different starters. He also bakes baguettes, wheat stalks and pain fendu. To allow for these decorative breads to expand more readily, Sullivan recommends raising the humidity of the oven by pouring water in pans underneath the baking breads.

Norman Love (Episode #107)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Executive pastry chef Norman Love at Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Love creates chocolate-cinnamon beignets. Love demonstrates how to make the beignet pastry from choux paste. Using a pot sticker press, Love forms the beignets and then fills them with pastry cream and bananas. Love creates a walnut sauce for the beignets.

Mary Bergin (Episode #309)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 5:00 PM

Mary Bergin of Las Vegas, Nevada, head pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck's Spago Restaurant, demonstrates how to make a vanilla chiffon cake with a twist -- a full vanilla flavor and a thin, flexible shape, ideal for rolling with chocolate-laced walnut mousse.

Gale Gand (Episode #106)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Pastry chef Gale Gand of Brasserie T at Northfield, IL visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Gand creates two spectacular desserts: a towering chocolate Napolean and a fettuccine ice cream sandwich. Gand demonstrates how to make chocolate filo dough, poached pears, cranberry compote, whipped cream with ginger, and the mocha granache necessary for the Napolean. Still using filo dough, Gand creates a "fettuccine" for the sandwich of the dessert. Gand adds raspberries and a fresh fruit kabob to the ice cream sandwich.

Marcel Desaulniers (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Chef and author, Marcel Desaulniers of The Trellis in Williamsburg, VA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Desaulniers creates a white chocolate pattycake with chocolate tulips. The viewers are told when selecting white chocolate be sure the ingredients include cocoa butter. Desaulniers demonstrates how to make chocolate tulips by dipping balloons into melted dark chocolate.

Lora Brody (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 11:30 AM

Bread machine "wizard" Lora Brody of West Newton, Massachusetts visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Brody demonstrates how to make bread machine buttermilk white bread. After the machine kneads the dough, she bakes one loaf in the oven and the other is baked in the machine. Using the same dough, she forms cloverleaf rolls and twisty rolls and breadsticks. Brody creates a salsa quitza made from a dough containing refried beans and flour then topped with cream cheese, salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese.

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