Pan Pizza | Basics with Babish

  • Published: 29 August 2019
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    This week on Basics, I'm taking another look at our beloved pizza and showing you how to make great pan pizza at home using a cast iron skillet, glass pie pan, or rimmed baking sheet.

    Ingredients & Shopping List
    + For the Pizza Dough (makes two 10-inch crusts):
    16 ounces flour, plus more for work surface
    2 tsp kosher salt
    2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
    11 ounces room temperature water
    Olive oil

    + For the tomato sauce:
    1 28-ounce can of peeled San Marzano tomatoes
    2-3 cloves garlic
    Dried oregano and basil
    Red pepper flakes
    Kosher salt
    Freshly ground pepper
    Olive oil (optional)

    + Other toppings:
    Natural casing pepperoni, thinly sliced
    Low moisture, full fat mozzarella
    Fresh basil
    Freshly grated parmesan, for serving

    + Special equipment:
    Cast iron pan
    Glass pie pan
    Rimmed baking sheet (quarter size)
    Food processor or immersion blender for tomato sauce (optional)

    Music by Chillhop:
    Blue Wednesday - Sweet Berry Wine:
    L'indécis - From The Top (Ft. Blue Wednesday):
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Comments • 3 633

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   3 weeks back

    Don’t worry Chicagoans, I’ll be making some pizza breadbowl soup soon!

    • 1plurb
      1plurb  13 hours back

      Binging with Babish if you do go to the pequads stuffed pizza

    • Ix Suomi
      Ix Suomi  6 days back

      Matteo Salvini wants to know your location.

    • Arnold Hubbard
      Arnold Hubbard  1 weeks back

      Think you can make the Big Bang Burgers from Persona 5?

    • Ruth Beaty
      Ruth Beaty  1 weeks back

      Ya know, I've been making pizza for about 40 years and never put the toppings on top of the cheese. That just seems barbaric and your cheese doesn't have the right crust when you do. When did people start putting the topping on the cheese, or is my family just weird?

    • Banjo Billy
      Banjo Billy  1 weeks back

      @Nancy Dene Deep dish, he's making fun of deep dish pizza.

  • Lee Jones
    Lee Jones  3 hours back

    Am I the only one who followed the ingredients/instructions for the dough for it to be too runny and look nothing like the video. Ended up having to put another 8oz of flour in - fingers crossed haha

    • appleh8terguy
      appleh8terguy  14 hours back

      If you want a really crispy crust use a steel cake pan

      • BlizzYQQ Q
        BlizzYQQ Q  1 days back

        The results came out pretty good, but I feel Adam Ragusea got this one better :)

        • Liam Malone
          Liam Malone  2 days back

          Hey you should do some camping cooking videos can babish still babish it up in the wild!!!!

          • Kevin Jansen
            Kevin Jansen  2 days back

            These looked underbaked to me, are you sure that first one was really done? If you are going to use a glass cooking vessel, I would recommend cooking covered to get everything up to temperature and uncovered for desired brownness.

            • Serena
              Serena  24 hours back

              I agree, they didn't look cooked at all.

          • Oh Yeah
            Oh Yeah  2 days back

            "nobody likes an oversauced pie, if you do you're kind of weird"

            Wow okay putting me on blast like that, the audacity

            • arthrodea
              arthrodea  2 days back

              Sorry, but the comparison of that lousy Blue Apron zucchini pizza to Babish's homemade buttery crust, piping hot cheese, pepperonni pizza was a huge advertisement of why NOT to bother getting Blue Apron!

              • stapuft
                stapuft  3 days back

                Zucchini on pizza? And far far too little cheese, as well as far, far too much sauce,blue apron don't know what they doin.

                • Chris Homenick
                  Chris Homenick  5 days back

                  So slight problem with your tomato sauce... Blender!! Doing that emulsifies the tomatoes which is what YOU DON'T WANT when it comes to sauce. Minor suggestion from years (32 to be exact) of experience at being Italian. Squeeze all the juice out of the San Marzano can... like every drop until your just left with the weird cartilage tissue of the tomatoes. Then take that gunky non-juice pulp then use a hand blender, food processor or what have you that can be emulsified this will keep all that sauce pure and breakdown the chunky bits into sauce (unless you like it chunky of course :) . ALL of this btw can be skipped if you just get a food mill and turn it into a sauce instantly. The grandma looked mazing btw.

                  • aloh
           aloh  5 days back

                    You’re so funny lol

                    • Appleseeds
                      Appleseeds  5 days back


                      • The_Gaming_Syndrom
                        The_Gaming_Syndrom  5 days back

                        I dont trust a man putting basil onto a pizza before baking

                        • IcyMidnight
                          IcyMidnight  6 days back

                          Things might have been different if you had fed some pepperoni to the food processor too...

                          • IcyMidnight
                            IcyMidnight  6 days back

                            Why doesn't FoodTube come with samples?! 😠

                            • Delta Psych
                              Delta Psych  6 days back

                              Hey my mother loves fraseur

                              • Thunder Chaser
                                Thunder Chaser  6 days back

                                That look gud

                                • Alexstarsza
                                  Alexstarsza  6 days back

                                  You are after all the bro, of your shaggy dough.

                                  • Will Elliott
                                    Will Elliott  6 days back

                                    My dentist told me to stop eating cast iron pizza cause it kept breaking my teeth...

                                    • Ben Lehane
                                      Ben Lehane  6 days back

                                      2 questions.
                                      1:where is the best place to put the pizza in the over?
                                      2: cast iron isn't getting the pizza crunchy on the bottom but cooking on the top faster how can I fix this?

                                      • Ben Lehane
                                        Ben Lehane  22 hours back

                                        @MsDangerosa I was thinking that kinda thing. Thank you

                                      • MsDangerosa
                                        MsDangerosa  22 hours back

                                        I bake with the pan on a pizza stone in the bottom of the oven. If the top is done but the bottom still isn't crisp enough, finish on stovetop.

                                    • Iden
                                      Iden  6 days back

                                      kinda disappointed after ive watched half the video, i thought pan pizza means, no oven pizza, hoping i could still make pizza with my roommates as were not having an oven right now, guess it was nice still though and wanna try that too but can you make a no oven pizza just as good?

                                      • Rustic
                                        Rustic  6 days back

                                        Thanks for making me hungry as fuck at 11PM while I’m in bed

                                        • Ix Suomi
                                          Ix Suomi  6 days back

                                          Italians picking pitchforks.

                                          • Chunky Nut Blast
                                            Chunky Nut Blast  7 days back

                                            How’s pizza gonna find a job now?

                                            • oddangles
                                              oddangles  7 days back

                                              I'm trying this today and realize I am in Denver...will altitude play a difference in measurements or cook time? My "dough" was a bit wet so i added more flour till it looked the consistency of yours. Hope that was right

                                              • Spectacular Ultimate Spider-Man

                                                I Love Pan Pizza

                                                • Roxy Adaire
                                                  Roxy Adaire  1 weeks back

                                                  Me following recipe: dododododo

                                                  Finally time to go in the oven I should probably preheat that.. what’s that go on..

                                                  (Max temp for one hour)

                                                  GOD DAMNIT!!!!!!

                                                  • TheNeven87
                                                    TheNeven87  1 weeks back

                                                    Thanks for leaving in some mistakes. Gives people the realistic expectation of cooking.

                                                    • Adrien Bouvais
                                                      Adrien Bouvais  1 weeks back

                                                      If you have good mozzarella, I recommend putting it right out of the oven. It will keep the flavors and create a cold warm effect

                                                      • Hogs Anonymous
                                                        Hogs Anonymous  1 weeks back

                                                        Eeeeeeeeeyyyyyy it's the pizza party podcast I'm pan pizza who are you ppl

                                                      • Hanna Morales
                                                        Hanna Morales  1 weeks back

                                                        🎶 You coulda had a Babish... non commital!”🎶

                                                        • Humanities Resistance
                                                          Humanities Resistance  1 weeks back

                                                          People in Brooklyn can’t make pizza like people in the Bronx. Seriously the pizza in the BX succckkkssss

                                                          • ryan royce
                                                            ryan royce  1 weeks back

                                                            I did the measurements and mine came out watery started over tried again and it too came out watery

                                                            • Rafael Garcia
                                                              Rafael Garcia  1 weeks back

                                                              Do you still need a pizza stone if you're using a cast iron pan?

                                                              • Krishna Ramesh
                                                                Krishna Ramesh  1 weeks back

                                                                You didn’t make bread part 2

                                                                • robert defabis
                                                                  robert defabis  1 weeks back

                                                                  Please do star trek's plomeek soup

                                                                  • I am GEB
                                                                    I am GEB  1 weeks back

                                                                    It didn’t work

                                                                    • zuljin20002000
                                                                      zuljin20002000  1 weeks back

                                                                      Thank you Babby. Only had 4 grams yeast so I used a teaspoon and a half each of baking soda and lemon juice to make it work. We made a taco pizza with a bed of taco meat tomatoes and onions, covered in cheddar. Sliced lettuce while resting. I love you dude. Thanks for the inspiration

                                                                      • Random Videos HQ
                                                                        Random Videos HQ  1 weeks back

                                                                        Blue Apron: Zucchini Pizza?
                                                                        Me:Yeah! (Throws zucchini at wall.)

                                                                        • timothy Kock
                                                                          timothy Kock  1 weeks back

                                                                          Your vids help me sleep, and that's meant in a kind way, not in an insulting one❤️

                                                                          • tanner wetzel
                                                                            tanner wetzel  1 weeks back

                                                                            I just made it and I haven't tried it yet but the sauce doesn't smell appetizing

                                                                            • Peter Robinson
                                                                              Peter Robinson  1 weeks back

                                                                              Can you make a basics with babish on breakfast potatoes? How to prepare them so that they form that crisp outside. I've heard everything from brining/soaking to avoiding water.

                                                                              • SaleenE34
                                                                                SaleenE34  1 weeks back

                                                                                This guys commentary always kills me 😂🤣

                                                                                • Greg Chopperino
                                                                                  Greg Chopperino  1 weeks back

                                                                                  greasiest pizza ever. americans should leave pizza to italians.

                                                                                  • Shania Grant
                                                                                    Shania Grant  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I just want to say fuck you. Now I have to go out and buy a fuckin' cast iron pan.

                                                                                    • Arjun Kaushal
                                                                                      Arjun Kaushal  1 weeks back

                                                                                      @babish you mean PRINCE st pizza, the best pepperoni slice in Manhattan!!

                                                                                      • Terry Park
                                                                                        Terry Park  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Arjun Kaushal Village Square Pizza offers the same btw !!

                                                                                    • Serendipitous Sakura
                                                                                      Serendipitous Sakura  1 weeks back

                                                                                      My phone glitched so the video just started with Andrew aggressively yelling “BLUE APRON” and it’s great lol

                                                                                      • ThatBeardedGamerGuy
                                                                                        ThatBeardedGamerGuy  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Do you put the cast iron and pie plate on the pizza stone?