Claire Tries To Make the Perfect Pizza Dough | Making Perfect: Episode 1 | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Apr 24, 2019
  • In the first episode of 'Making Perfect,' join Claire Saffitz in her search for the perfect pizza dough. Claire treks all over New York City to learn how some of the best pizza places make their dough and then takes what she learns back to the Test Kitchen to try out what she learns.
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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit  3 months ago +84

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    • Hazel Moss
      Hazel Moss 20 days ago

      I’m pretty sure that Brad is married, and males and females can be friends without being “interested” in each other

    • Miroslav Miljevic
      Miroslav Miljevic 27 days ago

      I hope they are dating.

    • D DJ
      D DJ Month ago

      Nice, I like how you went out to get dough lessons :)

    • cierra fitzgerald
      cierra fitzgerald Month ago

      z in: on

    • UnKnownHost
      UnKnownHost 2 months ago +1

      its kinda weird to ask and youre morelikely to ignore this but
      is there something with Brad and Claire they seem cute together

  • Shannon Kelly
    Shannon Kelly 6 hours ago

    is there a gluten-free/low carb version of this video? asking for a friend...

  • VeAnn Lee
    VeAnn Lee Day ago

    her outfit omg

  • Baxter Beaton
    Baxter Beaton 2 days ago

    I want to be a international pizza consultant :(

  • ibrahim Mohammed
    ibrahim Mohammed 2 days ago

    21:40 Brad 😭😭😭😭😭

  • Peter -
    Peter - 2 days ago

    ”As you can see, it wants to be a pizza...”
    Me too, me too...

  • Timothy Schellin
    Timothy Schellin 2 days ago

    "It's Wednesday"
    "Yeah but what day is it _in_ *DOUGH* ?"

  • Bri
    Bri 2 days ago

    Anyone else ever want to feed Claire grapes while you tell her she's perfect and capable of no wrong? Anyone??

  • Croft
    Croft 5 days ago

    I don't think you can make perfect pizza if you make thin pizzas... the cast iron pizza I saw Brad make in a later video looked like a proper candidate.

  • Sol Rios
    Sol Rios 5 days ago

    4:06 aren’t those the same tomatoes that they use in episode 2??

  • Valerie Rojas
    Valerie Rojas 5 days ago

    Bon Appétit why is there not a Brad shirt about allicin??!

  • joshua angelo
    joshua angelo 6 days ago

    Love you Claire. But please practice using hairnet or scrunchie :((

  • MP Cars Spotting
    MP Cars Spotting 6 days ago

    Which oven are you using???

  • Vat Lo
    Vat Lo 7 days ago

    What pizzaoven they are using? Pls help

  • biggie gonzalez
    biggie gonzalez 7 days ago

    Please more of this new series awesome to have a inside look inti the ba's test kitchen process

  • collegebandi
    collegebandi 7 days ago

    for the home chef- put a little garlic powder in your dough mix. it gives it a little something and it's better with it than it is without

  • Megan Miller
    Megan Miller 7 days ago +1

    I love that green spotted jumpsuit!! Where’s it from?

  • Andy Lim Wanders
    Andy Lim Wanders 9 days ago

    I’m a very simple person.
    I see Brad and Claire, I click.

  • C L
    C L 9 days ago

    Does anyone know the oven brand that they are using?

  • Commander Maxil
    Commander Maxil 9 days ago

    super surprised none of the pizza experts brought up the easiest (and tastiest) way to get a pizza into an oven is to put it on a bed of semolina so it slides off and into the oven and gives the crust the best texture.

  • acquatrader
    acquatrader 10 days ago

    Thanks so much for this education.

  • Dean O.
    Dean O. 10 days ago

    Brad was trying to bust Clair's chops when she said "You should be really good at this." Brad came back with that politically correct tone of a annoyed member of some minority in America. "Why Clair because I'm Italian?" He might as well said... "So I'm a good dancer because I'm black?" or... Oh so your saying I eat really hot food because I'm a Latino?" Or... "What I'm filthy rich because I'm a Jew?" :-I

  • Sam Williams
    Sam Williams 11 days ago

    Claire is LITERALLY a dough expert and her first thought is. I don't know how to make pizza dough, I need to consult a couple experts. Can you imagine if the US government had half the humility of the BA test kitchen???

  • Leo Hao
    Leo Hao 11 days ago

    Does anyone else notice that Claire’s hair literally whiter by the minute?

  • Joost Salman
    Joost Salman 11 days ago

    @8:38 Diamond arm machine = DIVING arm machine :D

  • Mila Szczecina
    Mila Szczecina 11 days ago

    They needed the wooden paddle at the start

  • Scott W
    Scott W 12 days ago

    This might not be totally hygienic in a restaurant setting, but it sometimes helps release the dough from the pizza peel if you lift part of the dough off the peel and blow underneath to separate it if it’s sticking when you try to get it into the oven.

  • Taylor S
    Taylor S 12 days ago +1

    Andy @ 32:36 hahaha

  • Jay Sin
    Jay Sin 12 days ago

    If you want to avoid using yeast, non-bleached crystal salt can help. You will barely have to use any yeast at all.

  • ShiroiKage009
    ShiroiKage009 14 days ago +2

    Them using the peel and failing to understand why you need a big pulling motion before the swift motion forward is killing me.

  • Loren B
    Loren B 14 days ago +1

    This is making me so hungry at work HELP

  • Millionaren00b
    Millionaren00b 16 days ago +2

    How does one get the title “International Pizza Consultant?”

  • Monica Ligaya
    Monica Ligaya 16 days ago

    Tasty 101 is shaking

  • Kaitlyn
    Kaitlyn 16 days ago

    Is there any instance where you use butter in the pizza dough?

  • fausto huezo
    fausto huezo 16 days ago

    What's up with Brad's right eye at 0:56?

  • Aldo Zelaya
    Aldo Zelaya 17 days ago

    After all of Brad's help and great attitude towards helping Claire develop a good pizza, near the end of the video Claire has only a COLD frase for him, "You are dismissed thank you for your help" and you can see the brad's face like he can't beleive it and plays it cool walking backwards.

  • D D
    D D 17 days ago

    Andy is so adorable

  • stuff
    stuff 18 days ago +1

    Anyone notice that Scar's uses the same canned tomatoes that Andy and Brad ended up choosing?

  • Cherry
    Cherry 18 days ago

    I know it is besides the point but it has cought my attention that it says ''we have right to refuse service to anyone''. is that not a right in NYC?

  • Gabe Llanos
    Gabe Llanos 18 days ago

    When brad said “Best Bottom in the Biz” I felt that

  • alana lee
    alana lee 19 days ago

    ok but scarr is daddy

  • Prasanth Krishnan
    Prasanth Krishnan 19 days ago

    eww, hands. hope they washed

  • leecuba
    leecuba 19 days ago

    I would NEVER eat from there the dough bouncing off his watch and wearing a ring 6:40 , basic!!!

  • Asher J Bravo
    Asher J Bravo 20 days ago


  • J. R.
    J. R. 20 days ago

    One of the best pizza videos I have seen I hope you keep this show continuing

  • Hans Grueber
    Hans Grueber 20 days ago

    Cake yeast? as in yeast used to make birthday cakes and wedding cakes?

  • evion223
    evion223 22 days ago

    I liked Brad in this episode Nd claire was halarious. Poor girl did most of the work

  • Lemonz1989
    Lemonz1989 22 days ago

    As a Scandinavian, it's weird seeing "cake yeast" as a specialty product. We use it as the standard type of yeast for our proofing needs, and dry yeast as something you keep in the pantry for "emergencies".
    We get them in small 50 gram cubes, and it's a lot cheaper than dry yeast here. :)
    Also, I love this episode! :)

  • Gautam Bajaj
    Gautam Bajaj 22 days ago

    What kind of oven are they using?

  • prickly Pear
    prickly Pear 22 days ago +4

    Brad gives off Aries energy

  • n0ledge
    n0ledge 23 days ago

    What are these small ovens? Are they affordable?

  • Tanya Trinh
    Tanya Trinh 23 days ago +1

    because of this video, i was compelled to make my own pizza from scratch except i have no experience and it wasn’t nearly as good looking as their pizzas and it wasn’t even a proper circle but hey it’s a pizza

  • satevis
    satevis 23 days ago +1

    the canned tomatoes in the background of Scarr's............ foreshadowing!

  • Iryna Koliesnik
    Iryna Koliesnik 25 days ago

    Her hat!!!!😻

    NAMASTAYLEAN 26 days ago

    Since I don't have a mixer at home I develop a very strong bond with my dough!
    All the pounding and the kneading, the dough tastes like it was made with love.
    Thanks for the awesome video!

  • MrPkm11
    MrPkm11 26 days ago

    Does Brad ever not wear a hat

  • marie djan
    marie djan 26 days ago

    Claire, thank you for your work. It sums it all up, all questions in Pizza-Dough making and helps a lot to understand the process of what's going on. I really love it, watching you thinking all steps through, watching the process and you going the way of figuring things out. Thumbs up

  • c2
    c2 28 days ago

    They posted the recipe and decide not to share how much water they use for the dough? Thanks for sharing an awesome pizza that nobody will be able to make

  • Bernard Spielburg
    Bernard Spielburg 29 days ago

    That Breville pizza "oven" is such a piece of crap. No one ever buy it. Everyone has a better oven already in their kitchen. Just use that one.

  • ExaKel
    ExaKel 29 days ago

    3:25 cans on the right = foreshadowing the tomatoes used in the pizza sauce :D

  • ferociousgumby
    ferociousgumby 29 days ago

    10:54 notice how the chef folds the pizza into a sandwich!

  • EvanG.
    EvanG. 29 days ago

    Is there a finished recipe that they put out for the pizza?

  • Ted Stanek
    Ted Stanek 29 days ago

    So pretentious

  • Zeit142
    Zeit142 Month ago

    I need one of those wee ovens. What ones are they?

  • cuong bui
    cuong bui Month ago

    That 37 min went by quick.

  • Juliana Tejeda
    Juliana Tejeda Month ago


  • Holly Erin
    Holly Erin Month ago

    Aww yeaah FUEGO!!

  • swmp9x19
    swmp9x19 Month ago

    A pizza consultant??? Why the hell did I go to school? I could have ran around looking like I just got out of bed and get paid to tell someone how to make a good pizza.

  • That One Guy
    That One Guy Month ago

    Yoooo they brought Anthony Falco, nice.

  • Scuba Steve
    Scuba Steve Month ago +2

    Claire looks like she could be a cousin to Stephanie Germonotta (Lady Gaga)

  • Dwayne Mondragon
    Dwayne Mondragon Month ago

    Brad and Claire making pizza what could be better exactly nothing bc these two are legends

  • RoastedGarlic3
    RoastedGarlic3 Month ago

    Claire is such a wonderful, smart, patient, curious, talented person. I'm so glad BA has given her this platform. I feel like I go on a mini journey with her in every video. ❤️🍕

  • Patrick Kauffold
    Patrick Kauffold Month ago +1

    Unrealistic, where is the Chicago deep dish representation? Lou Malnati's needs a voice!

  • PrimalAdaptions
    PrimalAdaptions Month ago

    Shout out to the other biochemist who understand this only scientifically

  • niac 1234
    niac 1234 Month ago

    Been to NYC. Been to Napoli. Sorry New York. I know you guys are proud of your pizza, but it has almost nothing on Neapolitan pizza.