Martha Stewart’s Cooking School Now a PBS Series
Lesson 6 is a culinary master class in the techniques essential to making desserts, with 6 video demonstrations to guide you on assembling a layer cake, making buttercream, and more, along with 30 recipes and dozens of color step-by-step photographs.
Dessert making is all about precision, and in this lesson, you’ll learn the fundamentals for transforming simple ingredients like butter, sugar, flour, and eggs into a wide range of delectable sweets.
This lesson begins with basic techniques, such as properly creaming butter and sugar and preparing a cake pan, and moves on from there with instructions on rolling out flaky crusts, whipping egg whites into meringues, and making rich custards for ice cream. Video demonstrations by food editor Sarah Carey will show you how to assemble a layer cake and make Chocolate Chip Cookies, Swiss Meringue Buttercream, and Cream Puffs. Then, put your skills to practice with more than 30 recipes and variations for delicious favorites like Yellow Butter Cake with Easy Chocolate Buttercream, Double Crust Apple Pie, Crème Brûlée, Individual Chocolate Soufflés, and Cream Puffs.
Lesson 6 includes the Basics, where you’ll learn about the equipment, knife skills, ingredients, and routines that will enable you to cook with confidence. Color photographs and video demonstrations teach you how to zest and suprême citrus, and much more.