Baking with Julia
Julia Child and her guests demonstrate recipes, techniques and tricks of the trade that teach viewers how to make great breads, pies, cobblers, cookies, cakes and pastries, both sweet and savory.
Baking with Julia Previous Broadcasts
Leslie Mackie (Episode #209)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery Leslie Mackie bakes an assortment of tarts and pies. First, Leslie demonstrates how to make the classic pie dough that will form the base of these desserts; some of the dough is used raw, while other crusts are pre-baked in order to avoid a soggy crust. This dough can be frozen for up to a month. Once the shells are prepared, she creates a classic French apple tart, a berry yogurt tart, and a blueberry nectarine tart garnished with chopped almonds.
Johanne Killeen (Episode #208)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 9, 2016 -- 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.
Beatrice Ojakangas (Episode #202)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
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.
Craig Kominiak (Episode #101)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 5, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Executive chef Craig Kominiak at Ecce Panis Bakery in New York City visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Kominiak bakes focaccia. Kominiak tests the elasticity of the dough by stretching it to see the "window" in the dough. Kominiak creates a sandwich with the focaccia he baked. Focaccia baked with fruit and topped with sugar can be also used as a dessert or a breakfast item.
Marion Cunningham, Walnut Creek Ca (Episode #207)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 5, 2016 -- 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: Thu, Feb 4, 2016 -- 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: Wed, Feb 3, 2016 -- 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.
Danielle Forestier, Oakland CA (Episode #204)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 -- 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.
Esther McManus (Episode #201)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Esther McManus of Le Bus restaurant in Philadelphia makes a "real" French croissant.