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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. Continue
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. Continue
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! Continue
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! Continue
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. Continue
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! Continue