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Martha Bakes Previous Broadcasts

Cookies of Greece (Episode #910H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 -- 2:00 PM

On today's show, Martha demonstrates how to create the authentic flavors of Greece using a variety of unique ingredients: walnut and honey baklava with layers of buttered phyllo, mastiha lends a gently pine and anise flavor to kourabiedes, and twice-baked paximadia flavored with ouzo, sesame seeds, and a hint of orange. All fit for a celebration!

Classic Italian Cookies (Episode #912H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 -- 8:00 AM

In Italian, la dolce vita means the sweet life so it seems fitting that Italians eat cookies at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On today's show, Martha shares three scrumptious recipes including Sicilian buccellati cookies filled with a delicious combination of pecans, figs, and raisins, Italian wafer cookies known as pizzelle, and the distinctive diamond-shaped zaleti found throughout Venice. You'll definitely want to add these to your repertoire!

Decorative Breads (Episode #1003H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 19, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Take your bread-baking skills to the next level to make three boulangerie- quality breads: a crusty golden brown artisanal boule, a unique "edible landscape" onion and leek focaccia, and a buttery, multi-layered brioche feuilletee.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

Southern Classics (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

Today on Martha Bakes, three of Martha's favorite Southern classics: hummingbird cake, an irresistible layer cake with banana, pineapple and pecans; sweet potato pie, a tasty alternative to pumpkin pie, and old-fashioned hot milk cake covered in swirls of chocolate whipped cream frosting. Plus, learn a fantastic finishing touch for your next cake or cupcake.

Middle Eastern Cookies (Episode #909H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 2:00 PM

Join Martha as she explores the alluring and exotic cookies of the Middle East. Learn how the warm spices, dried fruit fillings, and fragrant ingredients deliver big flavor in three irresistible treats: date-filled Ma'amoul stamped with a geometric pattern, unusually textured Iranian rice cookies found at every festive occasion, and tahini cookies-the Middle Eastern version of your favorite peanut butter ones.

Perfect Pate A Choux (Episode #1002H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Learn to make this magical dough that's the foundation for three spectacular filled desserts: pate a choux swans swimming in a pond of chocolate, custardy coconut eclairs, and a towering pink croquembouche.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

Northwest (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 10, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

The Northwest is known for their world-class produce. Join Martha as she celebrates the best of the season with an unforgettable flaky biscuit-topped blackberry cobbler, outstanding chewy fig bars, and a moist and chocolaty Idaho potato cake. Plus, the most delectable hazelnut cookies, made with just five ingredients. All guaranteed to garner rave reviews!

Cookies of Great Britain (Episode #908H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 -- 2:00 PM

Calling all anglophiles! Join Martha as she shares three classic cookies, or as they say, "biscuits" from Great Britain: traditional English shortbread baked in a ceramic mold, Welsh Bakestones, an interesting cross between a chubby cookie and a scone, and Celtic knots known for their intricate trefoil pattern. Delicious for teatime or anytime!

Cookies of the Netherlands (Episode #911H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 -- 8:00 AM

For a country as small as the Netherlands, the Dutch have a huge variety of cookies. On today's show, Martha shares three famous cookie recipes and how they got their unusual names: speculaas traditionally formed using carved wooden molds, stroopwafels made from two waffles sandwiched together with caramel, and buttery, crisp arnhemse meisjes, cookies named for the girls of Arhhem.

Adorned Cakes (Episode #1001H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 5, 2018 -- 7:00 PM

Learn techniques to transform one basic recipe into three stunning celebration cakes: a berry chiffon cake, a confection-topped caramel chiffon cake, and an awe-inspiring woodland stump cake that's truly a modern yule log masterpiece.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 6, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

Midwest (Episode #703H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

In the Midwest, baking for community get-togethers is commonplace. Today, on Martha Bakes, four regional classics meant for sharing: Martha's polka dotted double-crusted sour cherry pie, classic St. Louis gooey butter cake, and kransekake, a Norwegian celebratory cake. Plus, a simple yet delightful sweet custard pie made with navy beans. Homemade treats fit for any gathering!

Italian Cookies (Episode #907H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 1, 2018 -- 2:00 PM

The 20 regions of Italy each have their own distinct culinary traditions but one thing Italians commonly share is their love of cookies. Today, Martha shares three favorites: chestnut-filled baci di dama from the Piedmont region, Tuscan twice-baked cookies known as cantucci, and brutti ma buoni made from a mouthwatering combination of chopped hazelnuts, bittersweet chocolate, and meringue. Recipes guaranteed to please!

Cookies of Greece (Episode #910H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 1, 2018 -- 8:00 AM

On today's show, Martha demonstrates how to create the authentic flavors of Greece using a variety of unique ingredients: walnut and honey baklava with layers of buttered phyllo, mastiha lends a gently pine and anise flavor to kourabiedes, and twice-baked paximadia flavored with ouzo, sesame seeds, and a hint of orange. All fit for a celebration!

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