Zoë Bakes Season 2

About Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network
Learn about Zoë Bakes season 1 here.

Zoë François bakes and cooks her favorite recipes, from easy main dishes to delicious desserts, with a little help from her friends and family.

HOW TO WATCH – Episodes Available Now

Watch Zoë Bakes (season 1) on Magnolia Network’s Cable Channel (formerly DIY Network)

or stream (seasons 1 & 2) on Discovery+ or on the Magnolia Network | Time Well Spent app.

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Season 2

Episode 1: Cheers to the New Year

Zoë celebrates New Year’s Eve by baking a gorgeous cream puff tower coated in caramel, known as croquembouche, for a party with her closest friends.

Recipe: Croquembouche

Episode 2: Breakfast Basics

After walking her poodles on a chilly weekend morning, Zoë prepares a grab-and-go breakfast favorite, blueberry muffins. She also visits a favorite café whose motto is “Simple is best and just as delicious,” inspiring her to prepare a cinnamon star bread.

Recipe: Blueberry Muffins | Cinnamon Star Bread

Episode 3: Baked Alaska

When hosting a dinner party for some chef friends, Zoë prepares a dish to impress: a showstopping baked Alaska with a sorbet “bullseye.” She also visits a good friend to have fun thinking outside of the box with ice cream flavors.

Recipe: Baked Alaska

Host Zoe Francois and pastry chef Michelle Gayer with coconut macaroons, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

Episode 4: Macaron Macaroon

Zoë prepares delicate chocolate macarons for a bakers’ gathering with a fellow cookbook author and friend. She also demonstrates how baking together can lead to delicious creations as she makes coconut macaroons with an award-winning pastry chef.

Recipes: Chocolate Macarons | Coconut Macaroon Haystack Cookies

Host Zoe Francois holds her blueberry swirl cheesecake, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

Episode 5: Say Cheesecake

Zoë tackles her son’s favorite dessert — cheesecake. She prepares one version with her signature blueberry swirl as well as a savory version topped with roasted tomato and feta after an inspiring visit to a local creamery.

Recipes: Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake | Savory Cheesecake

Host Zoe Francois fills crepes with her sons Henri and Charlie, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

Episode 6: Family Crepes

Zoë demonstrates the delicious versatility of a family favorite, crêpes, by preparing a stack to fill with bananas Foster and roll into a savory crepe manicotti. For more inspiration, Zoë visits a local pastry chef to see how a crêpe cake is made.

Recipes: Basic Crepes | Manicotti Crepes | Crepe Cake | Bananas Foster Crepes

Host Zoe Francois with Rose McGee, founder of the non-profit Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

Episode 7: Sweet Potato Pie

Zoë finds inspiration at a farmers’ market, transforming purple sweet potatoes into a vibrant version of the classic pie. She also picks up tips from a local baker, Rose McGee, and will never look at a sweet potato pie the same way again.

Recipe: Purple Sweet Potato Pie

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Host Zoe Francois and her mom sprinkle sugar over the rugelach before baking, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

Episode 8: Family Recipes

Zoë prepares jelly doughnuts to share with her mom before they bake another filled pastry together based on her great-great-grandmother’s recipe. They also visit a local baker who makes challah bread with three generations of her family.

Recipes: Sufganiyot | Rugelach

Host Zoe Francois toasts her Lady Brainers group, Molly, Kim and Eliesa, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

Episode 9: Brunch Bakes

Zoë hosts a brunch for her women’s small business group, The Ladybrainers, and prepares a rustic apple tarte Tatin. To expand her French-themed menu, she visits a renowned chef and native Frenchman to learn practical tips for making soufflé.

Recipes: Apple Tarte Tatin | Spinach and Cheese Souffle

Host Zoe Francois uses a krumkake iron to make her cookies, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

Episode 10: Nordic Treats

Zoë pays tribute to her Nordic heritage by preparing Swedish cream and krumkake, a pressed cookie and visiting a ladies’ church group for a lesson in making the traditional Norwegian flatbread, lefse.

Recipes: Krumkake | Swedish Cream

Host Zoe Francois' strawberry hand pies, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

Episode 11: Hand Pies

When the Minnesota weather turns cold, Zoë stocks her freezer with easy, bake-and-take hand pies. She makes both sweet strawberry and savory chicken curry pies, and then visits a local Mexican café to prepare empanadas.

Recipes: Strawberry Hand Pies | Curry Chicken Hand Pies

Host Zoe Francois visits her friend chef Steven Brown to learn about hot dish, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

Episode 12: S’mores and Hot Dish

To stave off cabin fever, Zoë hosts a potluck party complete with s’mores and a dessert twist on a Minnesota staple: hot dish. She visits a friend to learn what makes hot dish so popular in the Midwest.

Recipes: Pumpkin-Pear-Cranberry Hot Dish | Graham Crackers | Marshmallows

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