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Martha Bakes

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Follow Martha's directives to prepare spectacular Danish pastry at home. Learn to create the easy, flaky dough that transforms into apricot bowties, decadent cheese-filled Danish and an unforgettable brown-sugar cinnamon Danish.

Brighten someone's day with three scrumptious cupcakes: orange curd cupcakes topped with citrusy orange chips, elegant brownie cupcakes topped with sugared pansies, and buttercream sunflower and marzipan ladybug decorated cupcakes.

Take your bread-baking skills to the next level 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 feuilletee.

Discover how Martha takes traditional baked Alaska to new heights with a double dose of chocolate. Learn the technique for creating the warm chocolate center in the chocolate cake on the menu at your favorite restaurant. Plus, a chocolate cream pie with caramel whipped cream topping that is sure to make your guests swoon.

Bake with fruit all year long by drying it. Fruit preservationist Leda Meredith shares her techniques, and Martha incorporates dried fruit into two British recipes: pocket-sized Eccles cakes and a steamed currant pudding known as spotted dick.

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!

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