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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 ›
The sections of the video are 1 techniques...covers equipment, pie crust, cake stenciing. 2. Cake...Ultimate Chocolate, Lemon Meringue cake,Red Velvet, Boston Cream Pie, Chocolate Angel Food, Hummingbird cake 3 Pies Tarts Cobblers 4 Cookies 5 Special features: bloopers, printable recipes, Baking pantry 101, Cake Decorating, all kinds of tips for wonderful baked treats.
I admit I have lots of good memories of cooking for my family...now that all are grown and gone I do feel there has been a Great loss of the charm and fun of cooking and baking due to Moms having to work. Think about buying videos and maybe learning with your kids or grandkids the fun of sharing time in the kitchen making food from scratch. Memories are made from spending time together. I know when my grandaughters see their videos lots of memories will flood back of being little girls watching Martha in her kitchen making their mouths water! I highly recommend all of her videos...she is a great teacher and all about detail and quality. Unreserved 5 STARS!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I Like this vid. and It's fun and relaxing to kick back and watch.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Lots of great recipies, and fun to watch. I have watched this several times, and intend to make many things from this DVD.Published 20 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 on June 10, 2014 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 on June 8, 2014 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