"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.
Maple cream sandwich cookies; chocolate chip cookies; oatmeal raisin cookies.
The holidays are what unite the baking traditions of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The once holiday recipes have since become year-round favorites. On today’s show, Martha shares some of the most popular: whimsically shaped chräbeli that get their distinctive flavor from anise, show-stopping jam-filled linzer cookies, and pfeffernusse, flavored with warm spices. Homemade treats fit for any gathering!
Join Martha as she shares three iconic recipes highlighting Latin America’s rich culinary heritage. Cinnamon-sugar coated polvorones get their name from the word polvo, meaning “dust” in Spanish, bite-sized sandwich cookies known as casadinhos, which is the Portuguese word for married, and Guatemalan champurradas made with locally grown sesame seeds. Recipes so delicious, you’ll want to travel to Latin America!
One thing Eastern Europe is known for are the treasured recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. On today’s show, Martha shares a special memory of her mother teaching the recipe for a family favorite, Polish chrusciki. Then she shows Russian goose feet that owe their feather-light texture to secret ingredient, jam-filled kolaches, and pryaniki which get their name from the Russian word for well-spiced. Special treats your family will adore!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Milk chocolate pistachio tart; Flourless Roberta heart cake; and Chocolate/Hazelnut biscotti.
Apricot Bowties; Cheese-Filled Danish; and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Danish
Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce; Mini apricot tart tatins; Simple pear tart; and No-knead bread with flavorful seeds.
Coconut-Lemon Cake; Coconut Cookies; Coconut Crunch Cake; and Frozen Coconut and Roasted Pineapple Cake
Napoleon; Ice Cream Sandwiches; Coffee Cream Pie; and Milk Chocolate Ganache-Filled Cappuccino Chocolate Bites
Today on Martha Bakes, learn the innovative technique for preparing brilliantly colored fruit curds for three special desserts: an irresistible pucker-worthy lemon tart with a rich brown butter-cookie crust, cupcakes filled with passion fruit curd, and a raspberry curd filling for an elegant genoise fit for any celebration!
Some of Martha’s favorite chocolate desserts have something in common: they’re made with ganache. In this lesson, learn how this two-ingredient wonder can be incorporated into three remarkable desserts, including a rich dark chocolate filling for an almond-based tart shell, and a sinfully delicious chocolate ganache frosting for a fudgy devil’s food cake. And, for the kid in us all, who can resist milk chocolate pudding cupcakes?
In this lesson, Martha demonstrates how her favorite sponge cake recipe can be adapted to create three spectacular desserts. Learn how a thin sheet of sponge cake can be swirled into a raspberry whipped cream jellyroll. Next, layer sponge cake for an unforgettable multi-tiered caramel buttercream cake. Plus, learn the technique for piping the same batter into delicate ladyfingers for a mouth-watering tiramisu ice cream cake. One recipe, three delicious possibilities!
Frangipane, a sweet nut cream, is a common component of many well-loved baked goods. In this lesson, discover how Martha incorporates frangipane, made with a variety of nuts, into four remarkable recipes: the beloved French pastry known as Bostock, a classic English bakewell tart, and an apricot tart made with a hazelnut frangipane. Plus, a pecan-frangipane coffee cake that is sure to become a family favorite.
A few of Martha’s favorite breads have something in common—they’re made from special dough inspired by Japanese milk bread. Learn step-by-step how to make this amazing dough that, when baked, creates soft, springy textured breads and rolls. Discover how to make a basic Japanese-style white bread loaf and two other variations using the same dough: cinnamon-raisin swirl bread with raisins and to-die-for jalapeno-cheddar rolls that are sure to amaze your dinner guests.
Want to bake but don’t want to create a mess in the kitchen? Look no further than Martha’s four impressively simple one-bowl desserts: starting with brown-butter coconut cashew blondies and then…skillet baked plum cake. You’ll love the single-serving size fudgy brownie sundaes so simple; they are a must have in every baker’s repertoire. And for a savory twist, Scottish oatcakes, best served with cheese or jam.
Many of your favorite French bakery staples are made with layered yeast dough that relies on a technique called lamination. Join Martha in the kitchen as she shares her culinary tricks of the trade in three classics: traditional kouign-amann, a specialty from Brittany, unforgettable sugar and spiced cinnamon-sugar knots, and a recipe for snails, which you can easily adapt to your own taste. These treats are the perfect start to any day!
Cream puff, éclair and napoleon lovers, pay attention…this episode is for you! Martha shares the technique you’ll need to prepare one-pot pastry cream for three spectacular desserts: a magnificent cherry tart with cherry spiked pastry cream, decadent coffee pastry cream-filled cream puffs with chocolate glaze. Plus, a favorite Polish dessert called Kremowka, featuring a cream mousseline sandwiched between golden brown puff pastry. All guaranteed to garner rave reviews!
In the Season 8 premiere, usual ingredients are replaced with more wholesome substitutes in three updated classics: rhubarb and raspberry rye crisps; flaky buttermilk barley biscuits; and a lofty spelt layer cake lightened with whipped cream and berries.
Healthy variations of coffee-shop favorites, including apple cider doughnut cake made wholesome with whole-wheat flour and applesauce; tender maple-glazed pumpkin spelt scones; and dunk-worthy seeded graham biscotti.
Three favorite cookies are updated with more wholesome pantry ingredients: pecan, oat, and dark chocolate chunk cookies; chewy molasses crinkles made extra flavorful with quinoa flour; and slice-and-bake buckwheat-espresso cookies.
Nutritious and healthier crust alternatives. Included: a free-form plum galette with a crunchy cornmeal crust; decadent and dairy-free chocolate-coconut pie; and whole-wheat, olive oil crusted mushroom tart made with tahini.
Custardy-herb quiche with a malty rye crust; blueberry coffee cake with muesli topping; a seeded quick bread.
Seeded whole-wheat English muffins; seeded Saratoga torte; light and crispy whole-grain seeded wafer crackers.
Learn Martha's culinary tricks of the trade in three breakfast favorites: hazelnut hot-cross buns studded with dried cherries, honeyed whole-wheat bread perfect for the novice baker, and gooey, pull-apart whole-wheat monkey bread.
Create three sure-fire bake sale hits with wholesome ingredients that will satisfy parents and kids alike: lemon-yogurt cupcakes with fresh raspberry frosting, whole-wheat sticky buns, and zesty orange-barley pound cake.
How to make bakery style cookies. Included: Farro Chocoloate-Chunk Cookies.
An Italian-inspired lemon-cornmeal cake; spiced pumpkin pie with a crisp rice crust, and a flourless chocolate-walnut tort that's naturally gluten-free.
Transforming time-tested bread recipes using alternative flours: honey-wheat Parker House rolls; whole-wheat pita bread, and molasses-oat bread.
Transforming three vintage cakes with healthy updates. Included: roulade made with oat flour and fresh berry cream; a gluten-free chocolate buckwheat torte, and zucchini-almond cake with cream cheese frosting.
Join Martha Stewart as she explores the wonders of New England. Pure maple syrup in a creamy maple custard pie, cranberries for a jewel-like tart with an easy press-in walnut crust, and a reinvented classic – Boston cream pie cupcakes. Plus, a buttermilk-blueberry tart that’s sure to dazzle your dinner guests!
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!
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.
Join Martha as she shares four iconic recipes highlighting New England’s rich culinary heritage. A cheddar-crusted apple pie featuring a unique twist on a traditional flavor pairing; old-fashioned steamed Boston brown bread that’s made in a can; and a delicious citrus curd-filled deep-dish lemon-blueberry tart. Plus, hermit bars, a molasses-based bar cookie that was baked to last…but won’t!
Along the Gulf Coast, tremendous pride is taken in serving guests, from the most elegant hors d’oeuvres to the tallest of layer cakes. In this lesson, Martha shares her invaluable techniques for preparing three spectacular desserts: an irresistible Southern caramel cake, Mississippi mud tart with an easy press-in crust, and a Lane cake that’s sure to take center stage at any celebration. Plus, cheese straws, a quintessential Southern party snack.
The Pennsylvania Dutch community is known for its cakes, pies, and pastries. In this lesson, four recipes showcasing their rich culinary heritage: citrusy Montgomery pie, irresistible cream cheese-filled pumpkin whoopie pies, and the most tender apple dumplings. And for all you chocolate lovers, chocolate whoopee pies with vanilla butter cream. Recipes that are sure to become family favorites!
Entertaining in the South Atlantic wouldn’t be complete with a delicious dessert. Today, a few of Martha’s regional favorites: Virginia peanut pie, a cross between a peanut butter cookie and peanut brittle; a birthday favorite of Martha’s, Lady Baltimore cake; and the ever-popular strawberry shortcake. And an inventive accompaniment to your next slice of pie.
The Western States are paradise for home bakers and chefs alike. Join Martha as she shares four extraordinary regional favorites: Blum’s coffee crunch cake, known for its honeycomb covering; gateau Basque, a Nevada specialty filled with pastry cream and brandy-soaked cherries, individual pineapple upside-down cakes, and date bars, made with California’s favorite desert fruit. Recipes so delicious, you’ll want to take a trip out West!
Southwestern cuisine is deeply rooted in Spanish, Mexican, and Native American culinary tradition. In this lesson, Martha shares treasured recipes from the region including aniseed-flavored cookies called biscochitos, flan, a rich custard topped with caramel, and a remarkably moist tres leches cake. Plus, discover the secret behind the flakiest cookies and pastries ever!
Some of Martha’s all-time favorite desserts hail from the South. Join Martha in the kitchen as she shares three show-stopping regional desserts—tangy buttermilk pie, decadent bourbon bread pudding with a boozy bourbon glaze, and a delectable carrot cake with a heavenly orange cream cheese frosting. Plus, learn how to transform carrots into brilliantly colored finishing touches for your next carrot cake.
Today on Martha Bakes: join Martha as she makes four mouthwatering regional favorites from the Great Lakes—Belgian rice pie, an unforgettable blitz torte with decadent layers of cake and crispy meringue, and Indiana sugar cream pie, otherwise known as “Hoosier pie.” And for a savory twist, a quick bread made with cheddar from America’s dairyland.
Everyone loves pies. They’re as American as, well, apple pie. Join Martha as she shares clever techniques for baking gorgeous pies including a woven blueberry lattice pie, an enticing petal-topped poached pear and cranberry pie, and a savory pie featuring a unique hot water crust. Pies reinvented with a decorative twist!
When you present a celebration cake, you want it to have a combination of great taste and a stunning presentation. On today’s show, Martha transforms one cake recipe into three dazzling frosted cakes: a colorful strawberry ombré cake, a zesty lemon mousse cake artfully piped with meringue, and a lofty berry layer cake covered in colorful swirls of Swiss meringue buttercream.
On today’s show, Martha demonstrates how adding pattern to decorate your baked treats can really change the look, flavor, and color of cakes, cookies and tarts. She turns an ordinary cheesecake tart into an extraordinary dessert with the addition of apricot, creates a unique marbleized roulade using a simple technique, and introduces a clever tool for stunning brown butter honey cookies. Familiar recipes transformed with dazzling results!