Pizza | Basics with Babish

  • Published on Feb 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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    Grocery List:
    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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Comments • 4 639

  • Ronald Polhos
    Ronald Polhos 11 hours ago

    Who is binge watching with babish

  • Christopher C.
    Christopher C. Day ago

    Was the sauce actually that orange, or was that a trick of the camera?

  • BMoto
    BMoto 2 days ago

    I'm not buying this. The marinara is yellow and this guy is just some millenial that does not appear to be a) Italian or b) from NY.

  • Sal Sidari
    Sal Sidari 2 days ago

    If this was really Jim Lahey’s recipe, there would’ve been a lot more liquor randers

  • Matt Blake
    Matt Blake 3 days ago

    Is anyone getting that weird glitch where you here country music behind every vid

  • FueryMist
    FueryMist 3 days ago

    The Low Cal Calzone Zone

  • Maroc plays
    Maroc plays 4 days ago

    Sauce looks like diahrrea

  • seddik bouriga
    seddik bouriga 4 days ago

    You ruined it with saying " you can put pineapple " -_-

  • James Iyer
    James Iyer 4 days ago

    I'm so happy this exists. Thank you Andrew, for inspiring me to cook. I am forever indebted to this great channel

  • h1mb
    h1mb 6 days ago

    don't puree the sauce at all. just made the pizza today - didn't look like diarrhoea and was more condensed.

  • Delchi _
    Delchi _ 7 days ago

    It ain’t bad🇮🇹

  • OriginalCornChips
    OriginalCornChips 8 days ago

    I have a 3 story house but no oven

  • Jason
    Jason 8 days ago

    when he said it was the jim lahey method i thought that water was going to be vodka lol

  • stuffgun ,
    stuffgun , 10 days ago +1

    Can you use something else than a pizza peel?

    • David Oebius
      David Oebius 7 days ago

      A wooden cutting board will do fine!

  • Yik Long Tay
    Yik Long Tay 10 days ago +1

    Cathartic voice profile, good humor, memorable face, a clear demonstration of a skill, minimalistic yet strong editing, consistent uploading, food, etc. How fitting that you have the perfect recipe for an excellent channel. I hope you can go far.

  • Anthony Lopez
    Anthony Lopez 10 days ago

    The fact you mentioned the classic TMNT, I like you so much more.

  • sammy clark
    sammy clark 13 days ago

    Made this pizza and it was gorgeous 🌚

  • Jasc Random
    Jasc Random 13 days ago

    I don't know if they have this in the US, but at least in my country, Pre-Pizzas are sold in the Bread section. I like using those more than home-made pizza bread. I would put some pizza sauce, 200-300 grams of Mozzarella cheese, dried Oregano and 10 minutes in the (Not pre-heated) oven.

  • paige legree
    paige legree 15 days ago

    Would there be much difference with whole wheat flour??

  • masayoyo1
    masayoyo1 15 days ago +1

    skill = 0% .but still appreciate.

  • Albert R-G
    Albert R-G 15 days ago +1

    I wish I could cook, he makes it look so simple ._.

  • Amanda Aung
    Amanda Aung 15 days ago

    Can you freeze the pizza dough for later use?

  • doitchious
    doitchious 17 days ago

    he puts a fucking pineapple!

  • Farouk Assoum
    Farouk Assoum 17 days ago

    1:07 A SHAGGY DOE

  • Briana Nelson
    Briana Nelson 18 days ago

    I’m so hungry now 😭

  • Shardz
    Shardz 20 days ago

    oh yeah yeah

  • Senor Corbuiser
    Senor Corbuiser 21 day ago +1

    18-24hrs for the dough to rise and you wonder why people order in pizza. Looks fantastic tho and I will definitively try this. I am curious about the much longer wait time will effect the taste.

  • Fresh Start
    Fresh Start 21 day ago +2

    U made a chebureki

  • brandon ordonez
    brandon ordonez 21 day ago

    Hey guys- no matter how hard i clean out my oven I can't turn it up past 415 without setting off my buildings fire alarm. Any suggestions on the best way to deal with it?

    • brandon ordonez
      brandon ordonez 8 days ago

      +Mat Garro you WILL die on december 11th, 2029

    • Mat Garro
      Mat Garro 8 days ago

      brandon ordonez maybe just order a pizza?

  • Coleman Grunau
    Coleman Grunau 23 days ago

    Why tf is ur tomato suace orange

    • Mike Johnson
      Mike Johnson 22 days ago +1

      I think its the garlic and onion powder, mine did the same in the blender.

  • Cicholas Nage
    Cicholas Nage 23 days ago

    not KAL-ZONE.

  • SenshiBuredo
    SenshiBuredo 23 days ago

    Would it be better if i used fresh tomatoes instead of canned?

  • Anthony Roe
    Anthony Roe 24 days ago

    Not nearly enough cheese in that calzone!

  • X X
    X X 24 days ago

    Why is it so yellow?

  • LV223
    LV223 24 days ago

    "You can you put pineapple on there for all I care." If I could, I would high five you for that one, because pineapple on pizza is a travesty.

  • name's Zeus
    name's Zeus 24 days ago

    New york succs

  • Johny Kash
    Johny Kash 25 days ago

    you are the man!

  • Alex Phelps
    Alex Phelps Month ago

    This was delicious!... the second time I made it

  • dinein1970
    dinein1970 Month ago

    You sure about those measurements... I BOUGHT a scale... 500/350 flour to water... This dough isn't shaggy...

  • Big Chung
    Big Chung Month ago

    I did everything exactly like you said and my dough didn’t rise at all, and it was barely workable and I had to use a roller otherwise it would just tear. I don’t know what I did wrong

  • Gus Maia
    Gus Maia Month ago

    does anyone ever made the dough with Baking Powder instead of Dry Yeast? please let me know!

  • Alboss Gaming
    Alboss Gaming Month ago

    I know im late but i just wanted to say that calzone means big sock in italian :)

  • timeroller
    timeroller Month ago

    I think I've retained more knowledge from these videos than I have throughout all of the math classes I've taken during my sad lonely life

  • adjective sp0rk
    adjective sp0rk Month ago

    RIP Jim Lahey

  • Cody Satornino
    Cody Satornino Month ago

    I'm never ready for his face to show up, always freaks me out. IDK Why

  • 赤Red
    赤Red Month ago

    Italians worldwide are offended

  • Keeps XzX
    Keeps XzX Month ago

    I'm wondering if the dough reaches the 18 hour mark can you put it in the refrigerator and if so for how much longer? Can the dough stay in the refrigerator for days?

    • Mike Johnson
      Mike Johnson 22 days ago

      In the live stream he said 3 days in the fridge tops

  • Will Outcalt
    Will Outcalt Month ago


  • Lemonsity
    Lemonsity Month ago

    I love everything, except the part where you BAKED the BASIL in the OVEN!

  • yiğit berk çilbir

    This pizza sauce was amazing.Everybody that taste it loved it.Thank you sir

  • Stephen Brockhoff
    Stephen Brockhoff Month ago

    What if San Marzano tomatoes are actually super carcinogenic cuz of all the noxious poisonous stuff brought up from volcanic eruptions? Would't that be a bummer?

  • deivid davila
    deivid davila Month ago

    Why would you suggest to commit a pizza sin pineapple I hope you drown in pineapple juice

  • tommi hanhikoski
    tommi hanhikoski Month ago

    no you cant. 4:44

  • Liam Curran
    Liam Curran Month ago

    Wow seeing talented, passionate people is kinda depressing hahaha

  • Drew Nix
    Drew Nix Month ago

    "I should try this!"

    (Me knowing I'm not getting off my butt to do any thing)

  • Cokovenecek
    Cokovenecek Month ago

    Babish. xDDDDDDD

  • Chibi_Hitman
    Chibi_Hitman Month ago

    I finna do this in a few days, can't wait

  • KuLT
    KuLT Month ago

    French fries?

  • TechnoGuz GD
    TechnoGuz GD Month ago

    You should have a tv channel

  • Homam Trabolsi
    Homam Trabolsi Month ago

    Who dislikes a video like this for fuck sake

  • Chlorate
    Chlorate Month ago +1

    My pizza dough is hanging out in preparation of New Year's eve pizza.

  • Jared Jeanotte
    Jared Jeanotte Month ago

    Why does the sauce look like baby food carrots?

  • František Kvintus
    František Kvintus Month ago

    That looks awful...

  • joojoo beans
    joojoo beans Month ago

    Pizza toim

  • H N
    H N Month ago

    Kinda wanna do this but then my mom would be like "wth arw you doing???"

  • theaweary
    theaweary Month ago

    Onion powder. Jesus. When it comes to the point when all you need is just add a pizza powder into water and that's all. Onion powder. What the hell?

  • Siavash Massoudi
    Siavash Massoudi Month ago

    I tried making this and actually had to add an extra cup of flour. All in all it was actually very good!

  • AllyTheMeatball 195

    A good mix of cheeses is Asiago, mozzarella, and Parmesan, it tastes similar to the stuff you get at pizza places

  • David Hargrave
    David Hargrave Month ago +2

    who thought the white cheese in the bowl was ice cream and was like *Oh No*

  • CWGriswald1492
    CWGriswald1492 Month ago

    Too much cheese and sauce

  • Muhammad Ali Hassan
    Muhammad Ali Hassan 2 months ago

    Thank U so Much

  • Phazz
    Phazz 2 months ago

    Every time I hear that intro, I feel like I'm having a seizure.
    Just 5 tracks of the same song playing over each other, like a terrible canon.

  • Daniel Fazio
    Daniel Fazio 2 months ago

    sorry, but fewsmall mistakes here and there. but hey if a pizza comes out, and is tasty, all good!
    My 2 cents suggestions/tips for who wants to achieve better results at home:
    - never put yest with salt directly together. Depends on so many factors, as quantity etc but salt might risk to "break down" the yeast and stop or slow/decrease the effect of the lievitation. Ofc many times nothing happen, but is reccomended not to, so if you have to waste ingridients and time, go on the safe side and melt the salt in a cup of water before :)
    - add sugar at the end of the mixture process. It gives color to the crost and it helps the yeast
    - you should work the dough for 10-15 minutes, in order to activate the gluten and make it resistant (not breaking down), and to trap air inside, in order to make it puffy when it cooks
    - the long fermantion "rest" is important in order to break down various things, such as sugar, protein, fat etc which makes the dough harder/elastic and more difficult to flat down and digest.
    - don't blend tomato, you just destroyt them. Put them in a dough and squeez them a little bit by hands. dont even cook it. Just add few basil leaf, oil, salt and you will taste a fresh tomato sauce like you never tasted before

  • chloe eastwood
    chloe eastwood 2 months ago +1

    I mean this as the biggest compliment but your voice puts me to sleep

  • Sam Rugman
    Sam Rugman 2 months ago

    I watch every single episode, i watch them when i go to bed, love your videos

  • Lucas di Costanzo
    Lucas di Costanzo 2 months ago

    This guy doesn't know shit about pizza

  • JKaneLOL
    JKaneLOL 2 months ago

    If all of the dough isn’t used in one shot (just my wife and I here), can it be stored in the fridge or freezer for a period of time? What are your recommendations?

    • JKaneLOL
      JKaneLOL 2 months ago

      kayla roberts gave it a was too good...made four pizzas that didn’t last 24 hours! Thanks for the info though!

    • kayla roberts
      kayla roberts 2 months ago

      JKaneLOL yes, it is good for a maximum of three days in the refrigerator, but it is best to use within 48 hrs

  • Anthonie JvR
    Anthonie JvR 2 months ago

    I love that you're using metric measurements!!

  • Jack Davenport
    Jack Davenport 2 months ago

    Please make ONE video on pizza where you don't use that. It's not a very common thing that people own.

  • Ebrahim Mohd
    Ebrahim Mohd 2 months ago


  • Vedant kale
    Vedant kale 2 months ago

    What the hell is twitch? Is this some kind of a social media platform?

    • kayla roberts
      kayla roberts 2 months ago

      Vedant kale it is a platform for livestreams

  • Kevin William
    Kevin William 2 months ago

    Why no rolling pin?

  • Dimi Nagi
    Dimi Nagi 2 months ago

    Babish is the type to read the recipe backwards after reading it forward.

  • Seethi C
    Seethi C 2 months ago

    That pizza sauce looks like curry

  • Greg Stanley
    Greg Stanley 2 months ago

    Having worked my college years at a Domino's, watching this pie be formed hurt my soul.
    Get the dough into a thick, round "patty" (for lack better word). Hands together, push down into it about 1/2" or a little more from the edge. Work all the way around the patty doing the same. This will form a crust. Once completed, gently push your fingers into the patty to flatten it out a little bit.
    Now slap it out. For the mechanics, try this: imagine holding your hands out, palms up. Then turn one palm over, place on top of the other and drag it up your arm. Repeat with the other hand. This is motion you'll use to slap the dough out. You can practice this technique using a rag or dishtowel as your dough.
    After a few slaps and the dough is roughly where u want it, put the dough on the backsides of your hand and flip it down on table. Now you can adjust and form it into your round pie, and voila!
    Also, a crucial mistake was made on the calzone, when Babish didn't score the top to allow steam to escape.

  • The Homies
    The Homies 2 months ago

    Is this a joke receipe? I followed it exactly and my pizza dough stayed shaggy and dry 24hrs later

  • Tj Maierhofer
    Tj Maierhofer 2 months ago

    Your a great cook but Chicago style is way better than New York style 😘

  • beertrain
    beertrain 2 months ago

    Isn't that a lot of salt?

  • Calculator
    Calculator 2 months ago

    That's a cheburek

  • ShizzyArts
    ShizzyArts 2 months ago

    i used tow makor melwow mushrom and dis make me SIK

  • Nicole Violette
    Nicole Violette 2 months ago

    I saw one of your videos where the pan caught fire with the wooden spoon and you said that wood was very flammable. So y doesn’t that happen to the wood pizza stone? Because it’s not an open flame? Also, how come you don’t have to make holes in the calzone the way you do in pastry turnovers for the heat to escape? Is it the bread flour tha5 makes a difference? Thx for ur help. I’m excited to continue learning how to cook! 👩‍🍳

  • Johnny Florida
    Johnny Florida 2 months ago

    You just made bread.

  • Sir Dresari
    Sir Dresari 2 months ago

    Babish, I know this recipe works out amazingly but I gotta ask... I thought adding salt and yeast at the same time was bad? Thought salt killed yeast?

  • Monica King
    Monica King 3 months ago

    What brand of pizza stone do you use? I’ve been looking for a good one and couldn’t find it in your list of kitchen utensils.

  • J Farm98
    J Farm98 3 months ago

    No offense bruv but your pizza looks pretty trash

  • Ben Sears
    Ben Sears 3 months ago

    isnt jim lahey that guy from the trailer park boys?

  • Adam St.Pierre
    Adam St.Pierre 3 months ago

    You are legit the only youtuber I will +1 whenever I remember the function exists. All props to ya man! keep it up

  • AK SUN
    AK SUN 3 months ago

    Just made this for pizza night with the littles and it was a total success! Pizza dough and sauce turned out amazing! Thank you!!

  • snowpaletehdog
    snowpaletehdog 3 months ago

    Love your channel but as someone from an Italian family I was very unhappy seeing what could have been an amazing sauce go into a blender. Next time crush the tomato by hand or get strained tomatoes so you don't end up with the ugly orange sauce. And basil goes towards the end or after the pizza is done so it doesn't shrivel and burn

  • K for the Win
    K for the Win 3 months ago

    whats kosher salt?