Pizza | Basics with Babish

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  • Published on:  Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • On this episode of Basics, I want to show you how you can make a better pizza pie (and a calzone!) at home than anything that you could have delivered.Watch the rebroadcast of the Twitch livestream for this episode here: List:Pizza Dough Ingredients (makes 4 pizzas):500g Bread flour16g kosher salt1g active dry yeast350 ml waterPizza Sauce Ingredients:Extra virgin olive oilGarlic clovesRed pepper flakes28oz can of whole San Marzano tomatoesOnion powderDried oreganoOther ingredients:Low-moisture mozzarella cheese (shredded)Fresh basilSpicy soppressata (optional)Fresh burrata cheese (optional)Calzone fillings (optional)Special equipment:BlenderPizza peelMusic:"Golden Hours" Broke for Free"Wash Out" Broke for Free've been nominated for a Shorty Award! Please vote for me here: first cookbook, Eat What You Watch, is available now in stores and online!Amazon: & Noble: song: "Stay Tuned" by Wuh Oh “Love Is Not“ and “Heartache” by Broke for Free With Babish Website: With Babish Website:


  • Eugene Horan  1 years ago

    Yo, Italian tip here. Always blend the tomatoes before you cook it. The reason it looks like vodka sauce is due to all of the air in it. The cooking removes the air bringing it back to that sexy red.

  • Greenling  12 days ago

    Wait, like... blend fresh raw tomatoes, or blend the canned cooked tomatoes? Does that affect anything other than the colour?

  • Chase Legoman  9 months ago

    "Pizza is the life blood of New Yorkers."Hmm... (stab a New Yorker in the gut) (pizza spills out everywhere) With their last dying breath, the Yorker whispers, "I'm walkin' here!"

  • TACHANKA MAIN  19 hours ago

    No your crouched in an elevator shaft

  • SixBones6 _  19 days ago


  • Daniel Brown  1 years ago

    what's the reason for extra virgin olive oil instead of the sexually active kind?

  • An Egg  19 days ago

    Sexually active olive oil has a history of transmitting sti's. Perfect if your ex comes over and you want to give them AIDS.

  • same as why the demons demand a virgin sacrifice

  • Wolf 098  1 years ago

    If you don't have a scale, here are the cups and standard measurementsPizza Dough:3 Cups Bread flour4 Teaspoons kosher salt1 Teaspoon active dry yeast1 1/2 Cups water

  • timmeyspankey  12 days ago

    You da real mvp

  • Crazy Wolfgang  25 days ago

    Wolf 098 Okay, drop your pants

  • Mousek801  11 months ago

    Protip: cut small slits in the top of a calzone if you don't want that huge empty space after cooking.

  • MultiJeje12345  19 days ago

    Seems like a nice place to stuff all your extra toppings, though.

  • Crowcifer  1 years ago

    Let's get down to basicsTo defeat the hun...ger.

  • Trom Kalixon  1 months ago

    Let's get dough to basics.

  • Meister Kaos  1 months ago

    The Dark Side of the Crust

  • Michael M  10 months ago

    2:54 VERY important part *DO NOT MISS THIS*

  • Of course.accidentally dropping the pizza dough will result in more flavor.

  • Thank's man, I almost miss that part. 😂👌👌

  • Anton.d09  1 years ago

    When you blend tomatoes, you incorporate too much air into them, that's why the sauce turns out that weird orange or pink color. You're supposed to use either an immersion blender or a food processor... or just crush them by hand.

  • Daniel Benton  yesterday

    @Homomiesthanks for the tip. I'll give a go tonight

  • Homomies  3 days ago

    @Meister Kaos Cooking it will inadvertently boil off some of the alcohol, you're better off just making the pizza, putting it in the oven, downing the whole bottle in one go, and burning down your kitchen while you blackout face down and drown in your own vomit

  • Joshua Roberts  1 years ago

    "basics"..."take your pizza peel" "put it on to your pizza stone" I've made the dough going to experiment tomorrow about how to get it into the oven and find an alternative to a pizza stone. Some alternatives in the video would've been nice considering this is in the 'basics' series.

  • Skylar Kay  27 days ago

    You can also cook it in a cast iron skillet! BA did an episode on it

  • Meister Kaos  1 months ago

    Two words, buddy. Masonry bricks.

  • Reno Wolf  2 days ago

    My first attempt is going very badly