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.

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    Pizza Dough Ingredients (makes 4 pizzas):
    500g Bread flour
    16g kosher salt
    1g active dry yeast
    350 ml water

    Pizza Sauce Ingredients:
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Garlic cloves
    Red pepper flakes
    28oz can of whole San Marzano tomatoes
    Onion powder
    Dried oregano

    Other ingredients:
    Low-moisture mozzarella cheese (shredded)
    Fresh basil
    Spicy soppressata (optional)
    Fresh burrata cheese (optional)
    Calzone fillings (optional)

    Special equipment:
    Pizza peel

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  • Passive Agressive
    Passive Agressive  4 hours ago

    You could have Toms calzones from Parks and Rec!

  • Skyler Lauder
    Skyler Lauder  yesterday

    If you see this comment, Mr. Babish, I would like to give you many many many thanks. I made for my family, and I am now the official pizza maker of the house. This is the best pizza I have ever eaten. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

  • Caleb Garvie
    Caleb Garvie  yesterday +1

    Not gonna lie, that sauce looks kinda gross. I'm sure it tastes great, but it's not very visually appealing. No offence

  • Barry Maguire
    Barry Maguire  2 days ago

    My dough seems to be ending up too sticky and it's extremely hard to work with. My other problem is that it isn't rising like a motherfucker like Babish's. Any tips people ?

  • Renitky
    Renitky  2 days ago

    As you did not add any pineapple, its ok...


  • Avser
    Avser  4 days ago

    jim lahey is the liquor

  • jomel serrudo
    jomel serrudo  4 days ago

    Im italian
    Shhh i secretly eat pizza with pineapples

  • Brendan Julian
    Brendan Julian  4 days ago

    Currently watching this video on a slow Monday at my job AT a pizza place, and I can confirm that that pizza is better than ours (and ours is pretty good, totally no bias, always order Hungry Howie’s)

  • Sanket Patel
    Sanket Patel  5 days ago +2

    Me: I want pizza
    Mom: We have pizza at home

    Pizza at home 1:17

  • Shajahan Shahariar

    Is it possible to freeze pizza dough for later use or how long would the dough last refrigerated.

  • Nosy Egg
    Nosy Egg  7 days ago

    babish dude that sauce is orange

  • Sven van Leeuwen
    Sven van Leeuwen  7 days ago

    Thanks for this, trying it out today (hoping for good results tomorrow). Thanks also for using metric, I wish all cooking channels would do this. If you could also add Celcius to the video, would be perfect. Either way, thank you!

  • Shrim
    Shrim  7 days ago

    why did he not activate the yeast first? im about to attempt this pizza dough tomorrow and thats my only question

  • DeVo Afunderson
    DeVo Afunderson  7 days ago

    Y'all think I can use the bottom of a cookie sheet in place of a pizza peel?

  • trey Wintyr
    trey Wintyr  7 days ago

    jim laheys method ? aint that just getting obliterated drunk and pissing yourself

  • Kacper Orlowski
    Kacper Orlowski  7 days ago

    Jersey's got better pizza

  • Shakib Afraz
    Shakib Afraz  7 days ago

    Go on master chef

  • Jacob I have a last name

    Hey Babish, new to your videos and I’m loving them! So I tried this recipe, but my dough ended up being really runny the next day ( waited about 24 hours ) like almost looked like it had water on top. I was wondering if you could diagnose the problem? Some small notes, I don’t have a scale so I used about 2.11 cups of bread flour and I had no plastic wrap so I used tinfoil instead. Thanks for any help!

  • daniel fredericks
    daniel fredericks  14 days ago

    In the video you say 1g of yeast but the website says 2.5g

  • Franklin Flowers
    Franklin Flowers  14 days ago

    Have you tried making a Pinsa dough?