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Alternative Ingredients (#305H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

See how the remaining contestants bake without sugar, gluten or dairy. In the Signature challenge, they create a variety of sugar-free cakes. Gluten-free pitas are in store for the Technical, and the Showstopper features dairy-free ice cream rolls.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 1:00am

Pastry (#306H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Enter the competition tent to see the bakers prove their pastry skills, first with frangipane tarts in the Signature. The Technical throws them into uncharted territory with a mystery pastry: flaouna. The Showstopper demands bite-sized vol-au-vents.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 2:00am

Masterclass 1 (#111H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Paul makes a blackcurrant and licorice Swiss roll, while Mary prepares cherry cake with lemon icing. Paul demonstrates two savory biscuits and Mary shows the correct way to make Florentines. She concludes with miniature coffee and walnut cakes.

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  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 10:00am

Pies & Tarts (#105H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Almost half-way through the baking competition, the remaining bakers face pies and tarts. Custard tarts are their Signature challenge, followed by mini pear pies - one of the more unusual Technical challenges in the competition tent. Finally, contestants battle their biggest bake yet: three-tiered pies. The Showstopper allows them only four hours to create a towering collection of pies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Continental Cakes (#106H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

And then there were six. The remaining bakers now face three European cakes. For the Signature, bakers are asked to make yeast-leavened cakes. Their work's cut out for them in the most demanding Technical challenge yet: they have two hours to make the 24-step Swedish Princess torte. And finally, for the Showstopper, they must create a contemporary version of the Hungarian Dobos torte.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Victorian (#307H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Watch a full episode devoted to the Victorian age, which gave birth to modern baking. The Signature test is game pie, a stalwart of the era. The Technical recipe, fruitcake, dates to the late 1800s. And much-loved charlotte russe is the Showstopper.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Patisserie (#308H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie. In the Signature, they're challenged to make cream horns. Then Mary sets a fiddly Technical task: mokatines. The Showstopper is a test of time and gravity: religieuse a l'ancienne.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Pastries (#107H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries. They're assigned Signature savory parcels, ranging from pasties to samosas. The Technical challenge throws them into uncharted territory with a pastry none has heard of ... the round and crusty kouign amann. Paul tests the bakers' patience in a challenge to create this multi-layered, buttery pastry. Finally, Showstopper eclairs will give five lucky bakers a spot in the quarter-finals.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Chocolate (#309H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Follow the semi-finalists as they come to grips with chocolate, a temperamental ingredient. The Signature task is chocolate tart, followed by chocolate souffle in the Technical challenge. For the Showstopper, the bakers create chocolate centerpieces.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Final (#310H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Learn which of the three finalists will ace the Signature challenge - filled iced buns; conquer the Technical - pastry they've all struggled with; and master the Showstopper - a classic British cake in a multi-layered presentation.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Advanced Dough (#108H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

It's the quarter-finals of the competition and only five bakers remain. Mary and Paul up the ante to see which bakers will rise to the challenge. The competitors must make enriched sweet fruit loaves for their Signature, followed by a Technical challenge that stretches them to the limit. Finally, the bakers must make 36 showstopping doughnuts, demonstrating skills and ideas that take baking to a new level.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Masterclass 1 (#211H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Mary and Paul take over the tent for the ultimate baking masterclass, making Mary's whole orange cake and angel food cake, Paul's breakfast muffins and olive bread sticks, and the duo's showstopper chocolate cake.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Masterclass 2 (#212H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Mary and Paul tackle challenges they set the bakers in dessert and pie weeks. Mary shares her family recipe for tipsy trifle, floating islands and wobbly apricot tart, while Paul prepares custard tarts and showstopping spanakopita.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Patisserie (#109H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

It's semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries. First, they're challenged with Signature baklava. Next is a most demanding Technical task - making the tricky German schichttorte, cooked in stages under a grill to create 20 layers. The Showstopper raises the bar even higher: the final four work non-stop to create two elegant entremets.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Final (#110H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy. And what a trio of challenges they are: mastery of a classic pastry technique that normally takes a day - in just three hours; a Technical test that requires mastering the basics - with no recipe; and a Showstopper that demands delivery of perfect sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petit four in the bakers' final five hours in the tent.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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