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Martha Bakes

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Since you can never have enough cookies in your cookie jar, Martha updates three favorites with more wholesome pantry ingredients: sinfully good pecan, oat, and dark chocolate chunk cookies, chewy molasses crinkles made extra flavorful with quinoa flour, and slice-and-bake buckwheat-espresso cookies for a grown-up treat. Your cookie jar will never stay full for long!

See how Martha incorporates frangipane, a sweet nut cream, into four remarkable recipes: the beloved French pastry known as Bostock, a classic English bakewell tart, an apricot tart made with a hazelnut frangipane and a pecan-frangipane coffee cake.

Join Martha as she demystifies four French classics found in patisseries all over France. Learn how to make the macaron - the festive, brightly colored cookie that looks like a tiny sandwich. Come along as she prepares a Paris-Brest - a wheel-shaped ring of cream puffs filled with pastry cream. She also prepares madeleines, the delicate shell-shaped sponge cakes with the literary tie, and an elegant Breton butter cake that will complement any lunch or dinner party.

When it comes to baked goods, no one does it better than the French. Today on Martha Bakes, time-tested techniques in three renowned French cookies: papillons with their caramelized exteriors and flakey layers within, French meringues in a rainbow of colors and flavors, and perhaps the most popular cookie in France, sables Bretons.

Make three show-stopping fantastic meringue-based desserts: individual pavlovas with a brightly colored orange curd filling, a stunning chocolate dacquoise cake layered with chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream, and a light-as-air tinted-pink angel food cake.

Join Martha and expert cheesemaker Lynn Fleming to learn how fresh cheeses are made. Then, discover how to incorporate them in two desserts, including creamy tart au fromage with farmer's cheese and creme fraiche, and a ricotta-rich cannoli cake.

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