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MARTHA BAKES: Puff Pastry

Airs Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Martha Stewart demonstrates how to make delicate, buttery puff pastry and then use it in a variety of treats, such as this pithivier.

Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Martha Stewart shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving home cooks the confidence to create delectable baked goods — such as cream puffs and eclairs — from scratch.

Learn to create the finest desserts and goodies in your own home. In the series MARTHA BAKES, Martha Stewart shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving you the confidence to create delectable baked goods — from scratch — in your own kitchen.

Martha’s updated versions of the classics set the standard, while her uses of flavors and ingredients add new angles to some familiar favorites.

"Puff Pastry" - In this episode, 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, palmiers and pithiviers.

All of the recipes from the series MARTHA BAKES are available online.

Puff Pastry

Martha demonstrates how to make puff pastry

Controlling the Shape of Pastry

Martha shows how to control the shape of Napoleon puff pastry

Martha Bakes Sizzle Reel

Martha Stewart has developed MARTHA BAKES, a 13-episode teaching series that will enable the home baker to create the finest desserts and goodies in his or her own kitchen. Throughout the series Martha shares the best tips and techniques, giving viewers the confidence to create delectable baked goods—from scratch—in their own kitchens.