Baking with Julia Season 1
S01 E01Jan 10, 2019
Craig Kominiak Jan 10, 2019 Executive chef Craig Kominiak of Ecce Panis Bakery in New York City bakes focaccia. He shows how to test the elasticity of the dough by stretching it to see the "window," creates a sandwich with the finished product, and adds fruit and a topping of sugar to turn focaccia into a dessert or breakfast item.
S01 E02Jan 10, 2019
Alice Medrich Jan 10, 2019 Berkeley, CA teacher and chocolatier Alice Medrich creates a chocolate genoise raspberry ruffle cake, provides tips on the best way to melt and shape chocolate, and demonstrates how to cut the cake into layers. She layers the cake with crème fraiche, melted chocolate, rum syrup, and raspberries in an adjustable pan, then places the chilled, fan-shaped chocolates as a decorative topping.
Michel Richard Master chef Michel Richard of Citrus in Los Angeles demonstrates the making and baking of puff pastries. He creates a tourte Milanese filled with layers of spinach, red bell pepper omelet, ham, and cheese. For dessert, he makes apricot pastries designed to look like eggs sunny-side-up.
S01 E04Jun 26, 1992
Lora Brody Jun 26, 1992 Bread machine wizard Lora Brody of West Newton, MA makes machine-kneaded buttermilk white bread. She bakes one loaf in the oven and another in the machine to compare the results, then uses some of the dough to form cloverleaf rolls and twisty rolls and breadsticks. She also creates a salsa quitza made from a dough containing refried beans and flour, topped with cream cheese, salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese.
S01 E05Jan 10, 2019
Marcel Desaulniers Jan 10, 2019 While creating a white chocolate pattycake with chocolate tulips, chef and author Marcel Desaulniers of the Trellis in Williamsburg, VA also offers advice on selecting white chocolate (cocoa butter is the key). He makes the tulips by dipping balloons into melted dark chocolate.
S01 E06Jan 10, 2019
Gale Gand Jan 10, 2019 Pastry chef Gale Gand of Brasserie T in Northfield, IL creates two spectacular desserts: a towering chocolate Napoleon and a "fettuccine" ice cream sandwich. The Napoleon is made of chocolate filo dough, poached pears, cranberry compote, whipped cream with ginger, and mocha granache, while the sandwich has raspberries and a fresh fruit kabob between more filo dough.
S01 E07Jan 10, 2019
Norman Love Jan 10, 2019 Executive pastry chef Norman Love of the Ritz Carlton in Naples, FL creates chocolate-cinnamon beignets. He makes the pastry from choux paste, uses a potsticker press to form the beignets, fills them with pastry cream and bananas, and tops them with a walnut sauce.
S01 E08Jun 26, 1992
Lauren Groveman Jun 26, 1992 Bagel maven Lauren Groveman from Larchmont, NY demonstrates how to make bagels, which must be boiled before baking. She adds baking soda and sugar to help brown the bagels during baking, bakes them on top of a tile, and tosses ice cubes into the oven to create steam. Featured toppings include vegetable cream cheese, smoked salmon and scallions cream cheese, and chopped chicken livers.
S01 E09Jun 26, 1992
Mary Bergin Jun 26, 1992 Mary Bergin, head pastry chef for Spago at Las Vegas, demonstrates how to make two types of chiffon cakes, a nectarine upside-down lemon chiffon cake and a chocolate chiffon bundt cake with crème brulee. One of her many tips: The colder the eggs are, the easier they are to separate.
S01 E10Jun 26, 1992
Steve Sullivan Jun 26, 1992 Steve Sullivan, owner of Acme Bakery in Berkeley, CA, joins Julia to prepare walnut bread and the bakery's renowned decorative loaves.
S01 E11Jun 26, 1992
Nancy Silverton Jun 26, 1992 Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, demonstrates how to create a basic brioche dough. This versatile dough can be used to create everything from a main course to a dessert. Silverton focuses on savory brioche pockets and pecan sticky buns.
S01 E12Dec 21, 1996
Nick Malgieri Dec 21, 1996 Peter Malgieri, cookbook author and master teacher at Peter Kump's New York City Cooking School, bakes an assortment of fancy cookies. While creating a cornmeal-currant biscotti, he demonstrates the two ways to work the biscotti dough to form zaleti (diamond-shaped cookies). He also pipes out dough for amaretti, Italian almond macaroons, and creates flat, waffle-like cookies named pizelles ("little pizzas") because of their round, flat shape.
S01 E13Jan 10, 2019
Flo Braker Jan 10, 2019 Well-known California baking teacher Flo Braker demonstrates the classic French technique for creating ladyfingers Genoise, the batter of which is used as the base for a variety of miniature decorative cakes.