Week 7 Sweet Dough Recap: The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

August 7, 2018

Oh my,  Wisconsin Bakers! We sure do love your sweet, Sweet Buns!   The Tent tackled “sweet dough” during Week 7, which is baker-speak for beloved items like doughnuts, coffee cake and cinnamon rolls, as well as the loaded and elaborate breads that adorn our holiday spreads. But instead of using Grandma’s Christmas fruit loaf…

Local cooks rise to the Create Cooking Challenge

August 3, 2018

Creative cooking shows – from unique international flavors to  comforting favorites – have long been a key part of the public TV experience. Recently, the Create Cooking Challenge 2018 gave viewers of the Create channel a chance to envision a show of their own. Watch 2017 winner Buki Elegbede – a judge this year –…

Week 6 Puddings Recap: The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

July 30, 2018

Last season, admittedly, we were a little hesitant about the, well, Britishness of some of these challenges. “They don’t want to use all that suet, do they?” we thought. “And where do you get treacle, anyway?” Wonder no more, friends; in Week 6, this pud’s for YOU! In the spirit of The Great British Baking Show,  The…

WPT Exclusive First Look: Wisconsin Water From the Air

July 23, 2018

Are you ready to come soar with us again? Watch an exclusive first look at the all-new Wisconsin Water From the Air. Coming to Wisconsin Public Television at the end of November 2018. The all-new Wisconsin Water From the Air takes viewers above, atop and along state waterways that inspire reflection, wonder and adventure. From…

Week 4 Desserts Recap: The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

July 16, 2018

Last week showed off pastry prowess – and flavors that went flop. This week’s episode went from wobbly to wondrous, as bakers were asked to rise to the occasion in the Desserts challenge and tackle Torte Cake, Crème Caramel and a Four-Layer Meringue Dessert. In the spirit of The Great British Baking Show,  The Great Wisconsin Baking…

Week 3 Tarts Recap: The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

July 10, 2018

The Queen of Hearts indeed made some tarts, but our Wisconsin bakers staged a veritable overthrow of her crown as they whisked along with this week’s Great British Baking Show: TARTS! Devoted entirely to topless (gasp) pastry, Paul and Mary’s tent tormented contestants with a Classic French Tarte Tatin, Mary Berry’s (Very Own) British Treacle Tart…

Week 2 Bread Recap: The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

July 2, 2018

Last week was all about sweet, sweet cake! But this week’s episode got a little more savory as bakers were asked to rise to the occasion in the bread challenge and tackle Flatbread, an Eight-Strand Plaited Loaf AND 24 Bagels. In the spirit of The Great British Baking Show,  The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge asked our bakers to…

What We Watch: Dominique Johnson, Audience Services Specialist

June 23, 2018

Dominique (Dom) Johnson is an audience services specialist at WPT. One of Dom’s daily tasks includes answering audience questions about Wisconsin Public Broadcasting’s content. One of his favorite things about his job is “hearing about all of the positive effects that our programming has on the lives of our viewers and listeners across the state.” We…