"Martha Bakes" Season 7 -- All the Recipes!
In episode 7, Martha ventures to the Gulf states -- Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida -- for inspiration and returns with three sensational desserts: Southern Caramel Cake with an irresistible caramel whipped cream, a super chocolaty Mississippi Mud Tart, and Lane Cake, a bourbon-spiked raisin, pecan, and coconut cake that dates back to the late 19th century and is named for its creator, Emma Rylander Lane.
The Pennsylvania Dutch certainly know their way around a dessert! Martha’s riffs on four classics include Montgomery Pie, which pairs a molasses and lemon filling with a cakey buttermilk top crust, Apple Dumplings with the most gorgeous leaf cutouts, and two kinds of whoopee pies -- pumpkin and chocolate.
While we’d wait until peak berry season to whip up the Classic Strawberry Shortcake Martha makes in this episode, the Virginia Peanut Pie (peanut is the new pecan!), Buttermilk Ice Cream, and Lady Baltimore Cake (for the uninitiated, this is a delectable frosted white cake filled with dried fruits and nuts) make spectacular desserts any time of year.
Martha renders her own lard in this episode -- it's the secret behind her super flavorful Biscochitos (if you're not familiar with these simple stunners, they're anise-flavored sugar cookies that originally hail from Mexico). She also whips up textbooks versions of two classics: Flan and Tres Leches Cake.
Martha couldn't resist returning to the South -- their desserts are just that good! She shares her take on three more classics: Mini Bourbon Bread Puddings, a fuss-free Buttermilk Pie, and a truly showstopping Carrot-Ginger Layer Cake with Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting.
Martha ends the season on a sweet and savory note. Recipes include Belgian Rice Pie, which is a cross between rice pudding and pie; Blitz Torte, which merges orange pastry cream, meringue, and yellow cake into one spectacular dessert; Indiana Sugar Cream Pie, which pairs a buttery crust with a vanilla custard filling; and finally, a super easy no-yeast Cheddar Bread.