When a scoop of ice cream isn't going to cut it for dessert, Martha’s got the perfect project for you: swan profiteroles. (We told you she's going big on “Martha Bakes” this season!) The latest episode is all about pâte à choux, a light pastry dough that calls for just a handful of basic ingredients: butter, flour, eggs, water, salt, and sugar. Once the simple dough comes together, it’s all about how you pipe and fill it to create all manner of fanciful desserts—profiteroles, cream puffs, éclairs, you name it. Get an early look at the recipes below, and be sure to tune in this weekend to see how Martha takes these classics to the next level.
A fine dining-level dessert! Scoops of vanilla ice cream are encased in swan-shaped pastries, then served atop a decadent dark chocolate sauce and showered with powdered sugar.
Millennial pink like you’re never seen it before, that’s this showstopping dessert. French for “crunch in the mouth,” croquembouche refers to a mountain of cream puffs. Here, Martha tints them pink, then adds a strawberry buttercream filling and finishes with rose-colored macarons and meringue kisses for that extra wow factor.
Martha swaps out the usual vanilla filling and chocolate glaze for all things coconut in these extraordinary éclairs. Coconut pastry cream is piped into the crisp, airy pastries, and a coconut glaze and toasted coconut make a mouthwatering final flourish.
"Martha Bakes" season 10 airs on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).