Martha Stewart presents a how-to series on baking filmed in her Bedford kitchen in Katonah, New York.
Meringue (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Join Martha as she shares the secrets to foolproof meringue, such as using a copper bowl and adding a touch of cream of tartar. Once the basics are mastered, Martha teaches one of her favorites, pavlova with passion fruit, plus an impressive ile flottante and a Huguenot torte.
Crackers & Flatbreads (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Pound Cake (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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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Cookies (#312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Get your day off to a healthy start with a nutritious breakfast cookie. Learn the technique for creating the subtle nutty flavor that makes the brown butter cookies so special and how you can easily transform a simple macaroon with the addition of one or two ingredients. Make graham crackers so good you'll never want to go back to store-bought.
Shortbread (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
Pate Sucree (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
What most people know as simply "tart dough" is called pate sucree, or "sweet pastry," in professional kitchens. Martha demonstrates how easy it is to create elegant desserts based on this classic crust. Learn how to make a traditional lemon mousse damask tart with candied lemon peel, and a contemporary chocolate tart shell layered with homemade caramel and chocolate ganache and finished with a sprinkling of sea salt.
Cupcakes (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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).
- KQED 9: Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Puff Pastry (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Muffins (#313H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Kick start your morning with one of these five fantastic muffin recipes: giant bran muffins filled with raisins, citrusy mini orange muffins, moist and delicious healthy morning muffins, plum-filled coffee cake muffins and - the ideal solution to a bumper crop of zucchini - glazed zucchini muffins.
Brioche (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED 9: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Yeast Dough (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll welcome Martha's expert tips and tricks for making a tasty and versatile yeast dough. Martha's recipe incorporates both butter and sour cream; in this episode, she uses it to make a variety of breakfast treats, from pecan sticky buns to pull-apart monkey bread that's as much fun to make as it is to eat.
Holiday Breads (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED 9: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Angel Food Cake (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Yellow Cake (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
A simple recipe for yellow cake becomes the foundation for extraordinary desserts. Martha shares her father's favorite birthday cake, with an orange curd filling and a rich chocolate frosting - and offers tips for creating a bakery-worthy layer cake, such as creating even layers and applying a perfect coat of frosting. From a mouthwatering stone-fruit upside-down cake to a batch of strawberry cupcakes, Martha covers the possibilities for this yellow cake recipe.
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Cookies (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
There's nothing like a great cookie. In this episode, Martha makes truly delectable brown sugar chocolate chip cookies - the recipe comes from Martha's daughter, Alexis. Next Martha demonstrates how to make an old-fashioned lemon-sugar cookie, a chewy chocolate ginger-molasses cookie, a sable cookie, and glazed citrus doodles.
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Biscuits and Scones (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Biscuits and scones are the perfect way to start the day; with Martha's recipes and tips, they're easy to make anytime. Learn how to make buttermilk biscuits, angel biscuits and cream scones. If it looks easy, that's because it is - the key is actually to work the dough as little as possible.
Chocolate (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Discover how Martha takes traditional baked Alaska to new heights with a double dose of chocolate. Learn the technique for creating the warm chocolate center in the chocolate cake on the menu at your favorite restaurant. Plus, a chocolate cream pie with caramel whipped cream topping that is sure to make your guests swoon.
- KQED 9: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Devil's Food Cake (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Custards (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Custard has never been so tempting as with Martha's many variations. Join Martha as she shares her recipes for a classic creme brulee, a cherry clafouti, creme caramel - and to top things off, mocha custards.
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Muffins and Popovers (#113H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Breakfasts and brunches call for homemade muffins or popovers. Martha makes her blueberry muffins two ways, flavored with a little spice or finished with a crumb topping. She then demonstrates how to make airy popovers, equally suited to serving with fresh blueberry preserves or savory creamed spinach.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Bundt Cakes (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Join Martha as she shares four of her favorites: lemon bundt cake, Devil's bundt cake, whipped cream cake, and applesauce spice cake - each perfect for any celebration.
- KQED 9: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Pate A Choux (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Coffee Cakes (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 4:00pm email reminder
Pate Brisee (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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