The Martha Stewart Cooking Collection - Martha's Baking Favorites
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- Includes: Techniques, Cakes, Pies Tarts & Cobblers, Cookies
- Classic Pie Gift
- Printable recipes and instructions
- Baking Pantry 101
- Pastry Tip Glossary
- Cake decorating tips and techniques
- Meringue and whipped cream
- Leftover dough treats
- A crisper crust tip
Top Customer Reviews
The segments have been taken from her former TV format where you are in her home as she brings you cookies, cakes, pies, and tarts and shows you how you can create any of these delightful treats, with detailed instruction and clarity. The segments are color-perfect, the sound quality on the button, and all the recipes are easy to download on your computer. But if you don't own a computer, not a problem, because she gives the ingredients and their measure as she goes along.
Something that I think people will enjoy is the "Special Features" section at the end of the DVD. You get all sorts of idea's and tips that range from creating a "Baking Pantry 101" to cake decorating tips to how to make perfect pie crusts, etc.
And one of the best additions was the "Blooper" section. Martha has taken quite a beating in regards to her alleged impatience in her pursuit of perfection but this will show you the funny and giggly side of her, with several segments that have gone a bit awry. She has a good sense of humor and she rolls with it.
As for the content itself, it goes as such:
Baking Pans 101
Basic Pie Crust: Pate Brisee
Standard Tart Dough: Pate Sucree
Crust Decorating Techniques
Freezing Pie Dough Tip
Blind Baking Techniques
Ultimate Chocolate Layer Cake (this is such a good cake!Read more ›
There are however, a few cons that come along with this tutorial. The video starts out slow with Martha introducing the recipes and walking the viewers through it. Great! When the guest segments start, the recipes seem to fly by which makes it confusing a bit. People talking over one another, steps being intermingled, which leads me to the next con...
No clearly explained ingredients for the recipes. In the beginning of each segement, I think there should have been a clear run through of all of the ingredients/equiptment needed, then go into the recipe making. Here, there is none. A big dissapointment. If you listen carefully, you can jot down the ingredients as they go along and/or go back, if you can catch what it is they are saying... Which leads me to the next, you know...
There are no English subtitles. Closed Captions, sure, Spanish and French subtitles, sure. But no english. Where were the tecnichals for this dvd produced? Because we live in America, no english subtitles? We live in America. Sometimes the words of those on screen are not clear enough, although I must admit Martha's english is superb.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been cooking and baking for over 50 years and Martha can teach! I used to watch her great program during the 90's with my young granddaughters. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nancy C. De Young
Lots of great recipies, and fun to watch. I have watched this several times, and intend to make many things from this DVD.Published 14 months ago by Angela Mcclelland
This was a great find and it was a great purchase. It is so nice to take Martha into my kitchen and have her as my teacher. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joyce
I thought I was buying a cook book not a vidio so for that reason I was dissapointed. .. The Vidio was great but a cook book would have been preferedPublished 20 months ago by Patricia Hall
She has good recipes, I like to see her and her mother cook, do not like her other guests, I would rather just have her
teach me how to bake.
this dvd is poorly made. the picture and sound freeze and images became blury, don't waste your money. It is to bad that the quality is lackingPublished on February 24, 2013 by tom shlala
I am well aware that not many women/men like Martha Stewart. Her voice is imperialistic and condescending at times, but she should be respected for her abilities. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by S. Allman