MARTHA BAKES: Season 11
Airs Saturdays, Jan. 5 - Feb. 23 & March 30 - April 27, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Learn to create the finest desserts and goodies in your own home. Martha Stewart shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving you the confidence to create delectable baked goods from scratch in your own kitchen.
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Episode 1: “Dried Fruit” airs Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2:30 p.m. - Fruit preservationist, Leda Meredith, stops by Martha’s kitchen to share her techniques for drying fruit. Then, Martha incorporates dried fruit into two traditional British recipes: pocket-sized pastries called Eccles cakes and a steamed currant pudding known as spotted dick served with a lush crème anglaise.
Author and recipe developer, Helen Goh, puts an exotic spin on traditional fruit cake.
Episode 2: “Apples” airs Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2:30 p.m. - Attention apple lovers! Orchardist, Zeke Goodband, demystifies the world of heirloom apples and then Martha uses them in two scrumptious desserts: a cinnamon swirl apple slab pie fit for a crowd and a three-layer apple cake.
Then pastry chef, Marie-Aude Rose, shares a luscious heirloom baked apple dessert.
Episode 3: “Cultured Dairy” airs Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2:30 p.m. - Buttermilk, yogurt, and sour cream are cultured dairy products that magically enhance baked goods.
Martha invites farmer and cultured dairy producer, Paul Lacinski, to explain how they’re made. Then, two delicious recipes: a surprising custard-like plum and crème fraîche pie and a spectacular but simple pistachio-rhubarb yogurt cake.
Martha’s long-time friend and cookbook author, Sara Foster stops by to share her flavorful recipe for buttermilk cardamom pie.
Episode 4: “Lemons” airs Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. - Exotic plant expert, Byron Martin, joins Martha to share his heirloom lemon tree collection and explains how you too can grow your own citrus. Then, Martha demonstrates how to add lemon’s bright, zesty flavor in two outrageously delicious recipes: lemon and Italian cheese pizza and a sublime Meyer lemon coffee cake.
Plus, expert baker, John Barricelli, bakes a spectacular lemon soufflé tart.
Episode 5: “Ginger” airs Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m. - Ginger is an ingredient that bakers turn to when they want to add a peppery, sweet taste and subtle warmth to their recipes.
Organic ginger farmer, Casey Steinberg, joins Martha to explain this versatile root, and then Martha creates two delectable recipes: mouthwatering ginger-pear hand pies and one of her favorites, molasses-ginger crisps.
Baker and cookbook author Joanne Chang shares her imaginative recipe for lemon-ginger scones.
Episode 6: “Stone Fruits” airs Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. - Farmer Al Courchesne joins Martha in her kitchen to share his expertise on stone fruits. Then, Martha adds the ripe fruit to two traditional recipes: a scrumptious nectarine clafoutis and an old-fashioned peach buckle.
Plus, Chef Becky - who happens to be Al’s wife - shares her signature plum upside-down cake.
Episode 7: “Fresh Cheese” airs Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. - Join Martha with expert cheesemaker, Lynn Fleming, to learn how fresh cheeses are made. Then, discover how to incorporate them in two delectable desserts including creamy tart au fromage with farmer’s cheese and crème fraîche, and a ricotta-rich cannoli cake, an inventive twist on a Sicilian classic. Plus, baker Edan Leshnick makes a gorgeous cheesecake babka.
Episode 8: “Oats” airs Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. - Oats are more than a breakfast classic. Martha invites grain expert and mill owner, Amber Lambke, to share her extensive knowledge of this versatile grain. Martha then creates two tasty recipes: a savory Swiss chard and ricotta galette, and cowboy cookies, the healthier cousin of a chocolate chip cookie. Modernist baker, Francisco Migoya makes an unusual and ingenious pressure caramelized oat sandwich bread.
Episode 9: “Cocoa” airs Saturday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. - Without cocoa, there would be no chocolate and where would we be without this magical ingredient? Joining Martha in her kitchen is chocolate expert, Amy Guittard, who shares her vast knowledge of cocoa. Then, Martha makes an unusual savory black bread made with cocoa and coffee and a decadent chocolate charlotte. Plus, cookbook author, Virginia Willis, puts a “chocolate” twist on a sinfully delicious chess pie.
Episode 10: “Grapes” airs Saturday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. - Martha invites farmer and expert, Len Barron, to demystify different varieties of grapes, a fruit universally treasured around the world. Then, Martha prepares two standout grape recipes: time-honored winemaker’s focaccia and an eye-catching Concord grape tart. Food writer and cookbook author, Melissa Clark joins Martha and bakes remarkable roasted grape shortcakes.
Episode 11: “Almonds” airs Saturday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. - Almonds show up in everything these days from milk to butter. Martha invites almond expert, Priscilla Martel, to teach us about this versatile nut. Then, discover two very special recipes: an ice-cream truck inspired almond-crunch ice cream cake and a gorgeous old-fashioned gelatin dessert known as blancmange. Plus, baker Matt Lewis, makes tantalizing almond sandwich cookies.
Episode 12: “Pantry Milks” airs Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. - Some of Martha’s favorite desserts are made with pantry milks, those shelf-stable dairy products that enable bakers to make sweet treats without a trip to the store. Martha invites dairy expert, Holley Grainger, to share her trade secrets and then incorporates them into two heavenly desserts: passion fruit meringue pie and cuatro leches cake. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli also makes a sublime condensed milk pound cake.
Episode 13: “Berries” airs Saturday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. - Berry expert, Franca Tantillo, joins Martha to learn all about farm-grown and foraged berries. Then, Martha demonstrates how berries really do make everything better in two memorable desserts: an eye-catching, festive blueberry “bandanna” tart and petite gooseberry and raspberry crumbles. Plus, cookbook author, Sam Seneviratne, bakes a mouthwatering berry frangipane phyllo tart.
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