Pizza | Basics with Babish



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:
Blender
Pizza peel

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  1. After ready through the comments I see I am not the only one that has issue with this.

    This was the first time I have tried one of his recipes and was very disappointed and also confused that a pizza dough did not have any sugar or olive oil, but tried it anyway, and following the recipe to a T and got a sticky mess that never rose.

    Either way going back to my old method and assuming these videos are purely for entertainment purposes only.

  2. "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.

  3. Do you use a pizza stone? I'm doing the cast iron pan setup right now. But, my crust has never looked like that. It may be the flour I used, though.

    You should check out the Pizza Shelf kickstarter. I don't know if it's for real, but the allure of 90-second pizza is too hard to ignore.

  4. Pizza was one of the very first things I learned to make well… so it has a very special place in my heart… good show… and I love your use of camera as well… its helped me a lot in making better videos… thank you!

  5. any idea of how to preserve the remains of the pizza dough? like wrapping it around in plastic wrap that i get, but can you put it in the freezer? i don't think i'd be able to eat four pizzas in the same day.

  6. I tried to make this but my dough didnt stretch out properly at all. It kept on contracting back into a ball or just ripped when i tried to stretch it. Does anybody know what went wrong here? It seemed too wet/sticky as well

  7. My grandma home makes the best pizza I’ve ever tasted, hands down.
    I’m interested in incorporating the methods you use with her recipe.

    Great video! Wonderfully shot and clear, easy to follow narration!
    😊👍🏻

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