Don’t worry, you’ve not stumbled upon some other cooking blog, but yes, you are seeing who you think you’re seeing.
You’ll have to excuse my boasting for a moment, but I just had a chance to speak with Martha FREAKIN Stewart. Hallmark Channel premieres Martha’s new show, Martha Bakes this week. The thirteen-week series focuses solely on the art of baking, with each episode highlighting a singular theme. Nothing too-too-fancy here. For example, the first episode is all about yellow cake, and as someone who isn’t a very good baker, it was nice to have a pro give a 101 tutorial.
Keep reading for more on what Martha has to say about her new show and all things baked.
I am always asked baking related questions more than anything else. There are plenty of food competition shows on television, but nothing educational.
What kind of recipes will we see?
What I tried to do was take the thousands of recipes that I’ve cooked over the years and developed over the years and choose my favorites; an edited selection of recipes. And then take maybe an important recipe like a yellow cake or a cheesecake or a pound cake and make variations on one of those recipes. So I think it’s a pretty valuable course and it teaches you a basic recipe and then the variations on those recipes.
Do you think macaroons are the new cupcake?
No. I don’t think they’re really replacing the cupcake. I don’t think they’re satisfying enough. I don’t, you know, you might want to eat 24 of them and they might, they might fill you, but they certainly don’t satisfy you like a cupcake.
Martha Bakes can be found on the Hallmark Channel, Mondays at 11am EST.