Making New York-style pizza at home

  • Published: 07 December 2018
  • New York-style pizza at home

    (Makes four 12-inch pizzas)

    For the dough:

    1 teaspoon active dry yeast
    1 teaspoon sugar
    ¼ cup warm water

    2 cups warm water
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 tablespoon salt
    ¼ cup olive oil
    5 cups bread flour, plus more as needed

    Bloom the yeast in a stand mixer bowl with the teaspoon of sugar and ¼ cup water. When it’s frothy, add the rest of the ingredients and mix with the dough hook until a smooth ball comes together. It should be only slightly sticky; if it’s very sticky, add additional flour. Divide dough into four equal parts, roll each into a smooth ball and place in its own, well-oiled bowl. Age in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours or up to a week.

    For the sauce:

    1 28-ounce can whole San Marzano tomatoes
    ¼ cup olive oil
    ½ teaspoon sugar, or more to taste
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    2 tablespoons tomato paste

    Remove tomatoes from their canning liquid and discard the liquid. Squish or blend the tomatoes until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Makes enough for four pizzas.

    For the cheese:

    6 ounces whole-milk, low-moisture mozzarella per pizza
    Grated parmesan for dusting


    Place pizza stone on middle rack and preheat oven on its maximum temperature for one hour. Use convection setting, if available. After pre-heating, stretch pizza dough and place on a well-dusted peel (stone-ground whole-wheat flour works best). Top with sauce, dusting of parmesan, and then the mozzarella. Bake for 5-6 minutes. Rest on cooling rack before slicing.
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  • Adam Ragusea
    Adam Ragusea   7 months back

    Some updates since I made this video: 1) I have been going with a wetter dough lately. Wet doughs, counterintuitively, seem to get crispier. I figure that's because they're more pliable, which allows more steam to escape during cooking. If you want a precise recipe with weights, look elsewhere. I don't like getting out my scale unless I have to. I can judge hydration pretty well by feel, and I reckon you can too with a little practice. I still think 2 and 1/4 cups water + 5 cups flour is a good starting place. Add more flour until it reaches a stickiness that you can handle. The only downside to extra hydration is that the dough becomes sticker and harder to work with. Part of the reason I went with a pretty dry dough when making this video is that I was worried about the pizza sticking to the peel while I got all the shots I needed. 2) I have started not only taking my tomatoes out of their packing liquid, but also washing them off under running water in a sieve. It's crazy, but that really makes a difference in a raw tomato sauce like this. The packing liquid is just so bitter. And I've been experimenting with different tomato brands. With really good tomatoes, I don't need the tomato paste. I would rather not use paste. 3) Many commenters have mentioned some affordable home pizza ovens that intrigue me. I think I'm going to give the Uuni a try and report back. Ultimately, my pizza still lacks the very distinctive flavor you get from baking at a thousand degrees. 4) If you have thoughtful, constructive, evidence-based advice for how I could improve my recipe, please give it to me. But if you're going to tell me I'm doing it wrong simply because you've always done it another way without interrogating why, please keep it to yourself.

    • Robert Scalchi
      Robert Scalchi  15 hours back

      @Adam Ragusea Yeah I like galabani in the water bags. My retailer stopped selling it. Used them on my Neoploitans

    • Robert Scalchi
      Robert Scalchi  15 hours back

      Its been a year so I may have to refresh my memory. I have a hydration flour to water chart. 've done my pies and Neapolitan pies from home oven to to WFO. From KA bread flour to Caputo 00. Have you been to Tried Autolysing. Read Jeff Varasanso's recipie primer? Sorry going through Seperation and moving. Used to know grams of flour to water off the top of my head.

    • Miguel S
      Miguel S  6 days back

      Ron Swanson

    • WITAN Studios
      WITAN Studios  6 days back

      ​@ou kid That is inherently false. According to Kenji's recipe ( the measurements are not the same as what Adam has suggested.

      Adam's Measurements for Dough:
      1 teaspoon of yeast
      1 1/4 tablespoon of sugar
      2 1/4 cup of warm water
      1/4 olive oil (AT MOST)
      5 cups bread flour

      Kenji's Measurements for Dough:
      22 1/2 ounces (about 4 1/2 cups) bread flour, plus more for dusting
      1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
      .35 ounces kosher salt (about 3 teaspoons)
      2 teaspoons instant yeast
      3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (0.187 cups)
      15 ounces lukewarm water (1.875 cups)

      This information is directly extracted from Adam's video and Kenji's recipe with the same link that you have used to attempt to falsify Adam's originality, thus you can't argue that I faked this information. You can obviously tell that the measurements are similar, but not exactly the same. Try to check your evidence before you give out bold statements.

      New York pizza can't be considered Neopolitan pizza because they're not the same thing, that's why they have different names. I don't care if New York pizza turns into Neopolitan at 900F. You can tell from Adam's video that his oven doesn't go anywhere near as close to 900F. Your point is irrelevant because it is about Neopolitan pizza. Also to add the fact that New York pizza is WAY thinner than Neopolitan pizza. New York pizza crust is iconic for it's crispy, thin and not chewy texture.

      It's not just the dough stretching that is different, the cheese placements are different as well. Neopolitan pizza tends to come with globs of mozzarella however New York pizza has cheese that covers the whole slice except for the edges.

      I didn't even need to address your point about how New York pizza can be considered as Neopolitan pizza but I still schooled you. That's like saying Cacio e Pepe is the same as Carbonara. They're pastas and they're similar in some aspects but the execution is different. You could seriously offend pasta-purists by saying something like what I just used as an example.

      You still haven't given me any proof on why using cups as a measurement is bad. This just shows that you are stating claims that you can't justify yourself because you don't have any articles, quotes or any other form of evidence in which can help to support your opinion. Just from the fact that you didn't address that point, it shows that you are ignorant and are simple-minded.

      Including how you tried to convince me that New York pizza can be considered as Neopolitan pizza has worsened my expectations of you being a person who is knowledgeable about pizzas.

    • ou kid
      ou kid  6 days back

      @WITAN Studios The measurements of his and kenjis are exactly the same. It's not a coincidence, also it can be considered neopiltan if its cooked at a tempreature above 900F otherwise the texture won't be soft and chewy enough to be considered Neapolitan.

  • hi there
    hi there  49 minutes back

    God damn its 14:01 and I'm already hungry thanks to your pizza.

    • OverKillFTW GT
      OverKillFTW GT  2 hours back

      What if New-York style pizza was just frozen pizza from Italy?

      • floodsiiv
        floodsiiv  5 hours back

        Italiani: siete il male della pizza.

        • CraZed
          CraZed  12 hours back

          this was Adam’s spotlight video boys, pay your respects

          • DogsRGreat
            DogsRGreat  14 hours back

            Anyone back because of the pizza bread video?

            • SupremeEdgeLord
              SupremeEdgeLord  14 hours back

              4:47 Make sure to also magically put a bit more flour onto the corners.

              • Nathan x
                Nathan x  16 hours back

                How many pizza did he have to go through

                • Chase Carrella
                  Chase Carrella  16 hours back

                  Disipointing especially when you putt cheese sticks on San Mariano

                  • Leonard Berger
                    Leonard Berger  19 hours back

                    Sit for a whole hour?????

                    • PuffyGamerVids
                      PuffyGamerVids  19 hours back

                      *pizza theme intensifies*

                      • PuffyGamerVids
                        PuffyGamerVids  19 hours back


                        • Jacob Levi
                          Jacob Levi  2 days back

                          M8 you gota use double zero flour

                          • I y a n a
                            I y a n a  2 days back

                            ...But I have no idea how much a *_glug_* is

                            • I C
                              I C  2 days back

                              Flagging this for pornography. This is legit food porn

                              • Past aLekT
                                Past aLekT  2 days back

                                10 years? new yor makes it for minutes, hours lol

                                • Jeff Stacy
                                  Jeff Stacy  2 days back

                                  4K people cant cook for shit, and blamed their terrible cooking skills on the video lol

                                  • J055H
                                    J055H  2 days back

                                    I'm from New York and this seems accurate at best but New York pizza is a little crunchier and less doughier. Otherwise pretty accurate.

                                    • Sub for no reason
                                      Sub for no reason  3 days back

                                      Sorry but I don’t have 24 hours to make pizza is there a quicker way?

                                      • Ulrik10
                                        Ulrik10  3 days back

                                        Holy shit that looks so damn good

                                        • Starshot
                                          Starshot  3 days back

                                          Awww, your son really looks like you ;)

                                          • Im Norwegian
                                            Im Norwegian  3 days back

                                            Isn’t the pizza bread just... focaccia?

                                            • Rabia Saliha
                                              Rabia Saliha  3 days back

                                              Am i the only one that watches a recipe video whith out actully cooking

                                              • Tom Knezovic
                                                Tom Knezovic  3 days back

                                                In no language is parmesan pronounced "parmezhan"

                                                • Nonoy Duterte
                                                  Nonoy Duterte  3 days back

                                                  Who's here after Davie504 making Pizza

                                                  • Roomana Tariq
                                                    Roomana Tariq  4 days back

                                                    Me: hey I should make this

                                                    me realizing I live in New York


                                                  • Georgie Thumbs
                                                    Georgie Thumbs  4 days back

                                                    I had an orgasm watching this. FUCK I love pizza!

                                                    • Harman Chandi
                                                      Harman Chandi  4 days back

                                                      Category: *MUSIC*

                                                      • claudy pan
                                                        claudy pan  4 days back

                                                        San marzano is one of the cheapest tomatoes in Italy, I wonder how much a datterini sauce costs

                                                        • Gurdeep Singh
                                                          Gurdeep Singh  4 days back

                                                          I’m a New Yorker and I’m here because my pizza place raised the price of a slice by a quarter. After watching this, I’ll happily fork over that extra quarter lmao.

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                                                            Isnt it kinda oily tho?

                                                            • JanWarl
                                                              JanWarl  4 days back

                                                              8:27 me irl

                                                              • Sky Star
                                                                Sky Star  4 days back

                                                                In Canada I think electric bills are like 4 times more expensive than in United States, so I wish I could preheat on the highest oven heat in the oven but that’ll put a dent in my wallet

                                                                • Burak Kaan Karakoç
                                                                  Burak Kaan Karakoç  4 days back

                                                                  Why I season my fetus, not my richard.

                                                                  • Arthur Morgan
                                                                    Arthur Morgan  4 days back

                                                                    yeah i like pizza bread with some garlic its aweseome
                                                                    and im a teenager
                                                                    even grown ups like it

                                                                    • Jelena
                                                                      Jelena  5 days back

                                                                      this is the first time I've seen what a ny style pizza looks like and I'm underwhelmed, that much work just for some tomatoes and cheese on bread?

                                                                      • FadingFlames24
                                                                        FadingFlames24  4 days back

                                                                        Jelena well that’s what all pizza is but it tastes is what matters.

                                                                    • pqikwe
                                                                      pqikwe  5 days back

                                                                      jesus loves u

                                                                      • Shuffle Them Truffles Babey

                                                                        Fucking cups
                                                                        Why do Americans use cups

                                                                        • Fitz Hugh
                                                                          Fitz Hugh  4 days back

                                                                          unfortunately it's hard to find measuring supplies in metrics over here

                                                                      • Redscape
                                                                        Redscape  5 days back

                                                                        A glug should be an official measurement

                                                                        • depressedhamburger
                                                                          depressedhamburger  5 days back

                                                                          How do you make Detroit style pizza at home?

                                                                          • MasterMind
                                                                            MasterMind  6 days back

                                                                            I've been making pizza for quite a while myself that pizza looks absolutely amazing really really good job you're almost like a perfectionist nothing wrong with that😁😎

                                                                            • JH
                                                                              JH  6 days back

                                                                              Wow, great video. Starts immediately; no bad music, no mugging in the camera, no foolishness. Just step 1, step 2, etc. Very well done and the pie looks fantastic. You make great videos, thanks. I can't wait to try this.

                                                                              • Ghost Ashley
                                                                                Ghost Ashley  6 days back

                                                                                4:28 It's traditional in italian pizza, in other words, original pizza

                                                                                • Viktor Engkvist
                                                                                  Viktor Engkvist  6 days back

                                                                                  Stretching the pizza was easier said than done for me

                                                                                  • Biscuit
                                                                                    Biscuit  6 days back


                                                                                    • Joel Mackenzie
                                                                                      Joel Mackenzie  6 days back

                                                                                      Me at 1 am watching a pizza be made

                                                                                      • SheriB Simz
                                                                                        SheriB Simz  6 days back

                                                                                        I can't wait to try this! Thank you!

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                                                                                          GAH HIS SON IS SO CUTE!