Martha Bakes

Martha Bakes

  • 2011
  • 9 Seasons
  • 7.8  (67)

Martha Bakes fulfills Martha's Stewart's long-time dream of creating a visual teaching course that features the best of the best in home baking. Based on her many years of experimenting, teaching and research, this Baking 101 destination delivers a thoughtfully edited collection of Martha's personal favorites, from savories to sweets. It also demystifies everything from how to make the perfect cheesecake without a crack to how to create the ultimate devil's food cake. What distinguishes the series is that each installment, covering themes from pound cake to pate brisee, will begin with a recipe's basic foundation and will explore how the addition of certain ingredients or the use of a new technique will result in not one, but multiple dishes.

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Seasons
Breakfast Pastries
18. Breakfast Pastries
August 9, 2018
Everyone loves pastries for breakfast and they're even better homemade. Join Martha as she teaches how to make an easy-to-prepare sweet yeasted dough in three addictive recipes: sinfully delicious pear and frangipane pastries, a cinnamon and brown butter swirl designed for pull-apart shareability and mouth-watering jam-filled croustades. Professional quality breakfast pastries you can serve to family and friends.
Magnificent Meringues
17. Magnificent Meringues
August 2, 2018
Meringue is the foundation for so many captivating desserts and Martha shares three different meringue-based desserts: an ethereal meringue wreath with jewel-like sugared berries, chocolate angel food cake with a decadent milk chocolate frosting, and almond dacquoise bombes, the fancy cousin of baked Alaska. Scrumptious desserts you'll want to make again and again!
Elegant Cookies
16. Elegant Cookies
July 26, 2018
We all have our favorite go-to cookies, but sometimes an occasion calls for something really special. Martha shares three recipes that turn the humble cookie into an art form: "faux bois" vanilla and chocolate shortbread decorated with chocolate bark and pistachio moss, embellished wreath cookies with sugared flowers and pretty-as-a-picture cherry blossom cookies.
Decorative Breads
15. Decorative Breads
July 19, 2018
Take your bread baking skills to the next level with everything you need to know 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 feuilletée. Breads so remarkable your family and friends won't believe you baked them yourself!
Perfect Pâte à Choux Episode
14. Perfect Pâte à Choux Episode
July 14, 2018
It's hard to believe the unusual 5-ingredient dough known as pâte à choux could be the foundation of so many popular desserts from profiteroles to cream puffs. Today on Martha Bakes, learn how to make this magical dough for three spectacular filled desserts: pâte à choux swans swimming in a pond of chocolate, custardy coconut eclairs, and a gorgeous, towering pink croquembouche. Impressive desserts fit for royalty!
France
13. France
April 28, 2018
Time-tested techniques are used in three renowned favorites: papillons, with their caramelized exteriors and flakey layers within, French meringues in a rainbow of colors and flavors, and perhaps the most popular cookie in France, sables Bretons.
Italy - Classic
12. Italy - Classic
April 21, 2018
Savor three scrumptious cookies that signify la dolce vita: Sicilian buccellati, filled with a combination of pecans, figs and raisins; Italian wafer cookies known as pizzelle; and the distinctive diamond-shaped zaleti found throughout Venice.
Netherlands
11. Netherlands
April 14, 2018
How three famous cookies got their unusual names: speculaas, traditionally formed using carved wooden molds; stroopwafels, made from two waffles sandwiched with caramel; and buttery, crisp arnhemse meisjes, named for the girls of Arnhem.
Greece
10. Greece
April 7, 2018
Create the authentic flavors of Greece using a variety of ingredients: walnut and honey in baklava, kourabiedes, with mastiha lending a gentle pine and anise flavor, and paximadia, imbued with ouzo, sesame seeds and a hint of orange.
Middle East
9. Middle East
March 31, 2018
How 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; and tahini cookies.
Great Britain
8. Great Britain
March 24, 2018
Three classic British "biscuits" (aka cookies): traditional English shortbread; Welsh bakestones, a cross between a chubby cookie and a scone; and Celtic knots, known for their intricate trefoil pattern.
Description

Martha Bakes fulfills Martha's Stewart's long-time dream of creating a visual teaching course that features the best of the best in home baking. Based on her many years of experimenting, teaching and research, this Baking 101 destination delivers a thoughtfully edited collection of Martha's personal favorites, from savories to sweets. It also demystifies everything from how to make the perfect cheesecake without a crack to how to create the ultimate devil's food cake. What distinguishes the series is that each installment, covering themes from pound cake to pate brisee, will begin with a recipe's basic foundation and will explore how the addition of certain ingredients or the use of a new technique will result in not one, but multiple dishes.

  • Premiere Date
    January 31, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (67)