Making New York-style pizza at home

  • Published on Dec 7, 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  3 months ago +6278

    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.

    • The Invisible
      The Invisible 4 days ago

      Forget about vegetable.
      I like pizza
      Yummy 🍕🍕🍕

    • Andrew habanero
      Andrew habanero 4 days ago

      get a uuni! theyre so fun

    • don trump
      don trump 6 days ago +1

      Adam Ragusea your "newyork style" pizza looks exactly like the average italian margarita pizza without the basil on top...
      Shame on you for complementing jewtropolis for something that was made in italy (and im not even italian)

    • Laura Moonlight TM
      Laura Moonlight TM 6 days ago

      What type of stone did you use?

    • Mikkel
      Mikkel 6 days ago

      For low-moisture mozzarella, have you tried Walmart? They have those blocks of Great Value brand cheese everywhere and it works pretty well. I can't imagine there not being a WalMart in Macon.

  • Phillip Cuartas
    Phillip Cuartas 4 hours ago

    Great video Adam!

  • Young Spiff Matt
    Young Spiff Matt 5 hours ago


  • Toma iulia
    Toma iulia 6 hours ago

    A week for a pizza? No thanks!

  • Darth Vader
    Darth Vader 7 hours ago

    **cry in pizza pasta mandolino**

  • Calvin Prior
    Calvin Prior 7 hours ago

    Watching this while eating a dominoes and now I just want to throw the pizza out the window.

  • Dimitrios Fotopoulos
    Dimitrios Fotopoulos 7 hours ago

    Don antonio flashback

  • Thebuggy_YT
    Thebuggy_YT 7 hours ago


  • iDoWork *MasterboyNLE*

    Put your sauce on i like lots of sauce.

  • egg egg
    egg egg 7 hours ago

    im hungry

  • Neeraj Playz
    Neeraj Playz 8 hours ago

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy 15 hours ago

    i really wanna try making a pizza but i dont have a pizza stone or any of the other tools required and i dont really wanna buy that for 1 pizza

  • Cameron Stuhler
    Cameron Stuhler 15 hours ago

    Yikes. The cringe watching you handle the food with a giant cut and your wedding band

  • IncrediblesTwo TwentyEighteenWOOT

    You're a boss just hire me already!

  • FavelaKing
    FavelaKing 17 hours ago

    Freddy made me sub to the channel

  • Charles Smith
    Charles Smith 17 hours ago

    You did New York pizza right well done.

  • mateusz W
    mateusz W 18 hours ago

    Those hot to be they worst pizza video every made

  • Skip Payless
    Skip Payless 23 hours ago +2

    You make my mouth water. Your🍕 and breadsticks look so delicious 😋.

  • It's all Good
    It's all Good Day ago +1

    You Chooch ! With that much tomato paste, everyone's gonna be running to the toilet ! You should simmer the sauce and reduce it !

  • Kent Drummond
    Kent Drummond Day ago

    SORRY, but NY pizza is pure GARBAGE.

  • Petar HD
    Petar HD Day ago

    Maybe add peperoni?

  • Kirbu
    Kirbu Day ago +1

    That's the luckies kid alive

  • Plutot Crever
    Plutot Crever Day ago

    First of all, your videos are absolutely great. They really are.
    I just, very humbly, want to suggest something I now use every time I make pizza (very similar/identical to yours): I now simply cannot see why someone won't use oiled Parchment Paper to stretch the dough and transfer right on the stone. Parchment Paper is fantastic for pizza and won't, ever, stick.

  • luq olox
    luq olox Day ago

    Funny to see Americans make pizza as a european.

  • skitty
    skitty Day ago +3

    when he said pre heat on highest temp for 1 full hour my heart dropped. im too scared to leave the oven on that high for that long LOL

  • Independent_Mind

    Could you post an approximate cost of this pizza and time?

  • Independent_Mind

    That pizza looks amazing, probably tastes the same.

  • Independent_Mind

    Ooooooough... you could eat that liquid with sour bread!

  • X
    X Day ago

    while not super important, I feel a small comment at the end, telling people to let the stone cool down in the oven, would be good, as otherwise it could crack

  • Defaulty Boii
    Defaulty Boii Day ago +1

    Why are you fingering tomato sauce

  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey Day ago

    I live in Florida and the closest I've been to New York is Southern Pennsylvania. I've had New York style pizza before from pizza shops but I bet it's nothing like actually being in New York. Thanks for the videos, im gonna give it a shot.

  • Kirk Linguini Hoodini the Cubone

    The thumbnail just makes me hungry.

  • Vindicator G
    Vindicator G Day ago +1

    Damn, if thats as far as your going in iconic NYC pizza then I'll say that's some damn dedication for putting in years of effort into this.

  • Jeffrey Wong
    Jeffrey Wong Day ago

    Your kids are so precious

  • 3nsty
    3nsty Day ago

    This-this is art.

  • Nicolás Puente
    Nicolás Puente 2 days ago +1

    2:33 why

  • DarkGravityFalls
    DarkGravityFalls 2 days ago

    HOLY MOLY, this guy is a professional NERD!

  • Ted Heavy
    Ted Heavy 2 days ago

    Fennel wet garlic and sweet basil leaf

  • Dan of Steel
    Dan of Steel 2 days ago

    Big Smoke: I AM HUNGRY!!!

  • Mystery Gaming
    Mystery Gaming 2 days ago

    Adam you should seriously start your own business or TV show. Yes it would cost alot of money to start but people would like to see and maybe even taste what you make.

  • Charlie Weber
    Charlie Weber 2 days ago +7

    dude, use 2 pizza stones, it'll change your life. 1 like you've got it ( to place the pizza on) and the other above the pizza so it cooks from both sides. it'll give you those bubbles/ air pockets

    • Potatoes Have 48 Chromosomes
      Potatoes Have 48 Chromosomes 4 hours ago

      I dont like the bubbles sinxe when I was like 6 I made my own pizza (~8 inches wide) and it ended up making a giant air bubble in the center that moved all of my ingredients to the outside of the pizza and off the pizza. All I had to eat that day was a piece of cooked dough with a huge air bubble.

    • Invictus - Games & Talks
      Invictus - Games & Talks 12 hours ago

      upvote this please so adam does a video using two pizza stones to show us the result

    • fhhfgj
      fhhfgj Day ago +1

      Great idea!!

  • Jack Wilder
    Jack Wilder 2 days ago

    That's a golden voice

  • Fix it Force Morrissey

    I must say, that is the most bland nasty pizza I have seen. I guess everything from new York is pretty gross though.

  • candy girlll
    candy girlll 2 days ago

    oh, dang he's already married🤣🤣🤣😒
    need a doppelganger

  • Yuno
    Yuno 2 days ago

    This guy is really damn serious about his pizza

  • mickeyboy777
    mickeyboy777 3 days ago


  • ghost empire
    ghost empire 3 days ago

    for a suce just make it katchap and water koktel him to gether and make a special pizza

  • Jeremiah Plays All
    Jeremiah Plays All 3 days ago

    I can tell your a good father.

  • _a.yan_ 679
    _a.yan_ 679 3 days ago


  • Tri Palace
    Tri Palace 3 days ago

    Looks delish !

  • armin38822
    armin38822 3 days ago +5

    Sometimes I think Pizza is one the main reasons why is worth staying alive.

  • MadKylie
    MadKylie 3 days ago

    Ya'll italians stop it you're all annoying.

  • Imight Realperson
    Imight Realperson 3 days ago

    bro that stretching technique fucking wack as fuck dude

  • Fury.
    Fury. 3 days ago

    Who has a refrigerator that empty?

  • Glytchi Dolphin
    Glytchi Dolphin 3 days ago

    Hey Adam, I found your videos a little while ago and found them helpful for various tips and recipes. However I have a family member that's pre-diabetic/diabetic and it can sometimes be hard to convert a recipe like this to cater to someone with those dietary restrictions. Is there a way to use whole wheat/multigrain dough with out it getting too dry and/or crumbly, which is what I can infer, NOT very nyc style like.
    -a fan

  • Nietzsche's Ghost
    Nietzsche's Ghost 3 days ago

    Step 1: Buy saltine crackers
    Step 2: Buy ketchup
    Step 3: Spread ketchup on saltine crackers
    Step 4: Throw that shit away and a get a Chicago deep dish pizza instead.

  • Not all Gaming
    Not all Gaming 3 days ago

    the Classic pre-coocked pizza from discount.
    good try by italy, tuscany

  • Captain Smoke
    Captain Smoke 3 days ago

    3am and this is what im doing lmao

  • Unii lol
    Unii lol 3 days ago

    New york pizza is so good better than any pizza in my opinion

  • Amazely
    Amazely 3 days ago +25

    This man has went through countless trial and error to make the perfect pizza. The whole country thanks you for the nyc flavor.

  • Just two Foxhounds
    Just two Foxhounds 3 days ago

    It’s 2 am why am I watching this while waiting for my pizza to be done

  • Chris Hansen
    Chris Hansen 3 days ago +4

    Rip to all the teenagers that take a bite of this pizza and automatically get 10 pimples

    • Yuno
      Yuno 2 days ago

      Why would you get pimples from eating pizza?

  • Reued
    Reued 3 days ago +1

    Don't fuck with this guys pizza...

  • Jerry Luip
    Jerry Luip 3 days ago +3

    I love how serious he is about this, love the effort! Thanks for sharing

  • DDX_GamingYT
    DDX_GamingYT 3 days ago

    if u made it bigger thats all it looks exactly what its supposed to

  • Jackie Scum
    Jackie Scum 3 days ago

    Should use fresh wet yeast. Marked improvement. Nice job though.

    • Jackie Scum
      Jackie Scum 3 days ago

      48 hours min for me is the best for refrigeration proofing. Sage adds a beautiful taste to your sauce.

  • Noah Cameri
    Noah Cameri 3 days ago

    Or you could just buy a slice of New York pizza for $3...

  • Andy Liu
    Andy Liu 3 days ago

    2 ads without even watching the video

  • Austin77
    Austin77 4 days ago

    How did my recommended feed get something right, I didn't know I would like watching this video

  • Madhawk1995
    Madhawk1995 4 days ago

    This almost costs as much time and money as pizza from down the street.

  • killermaster848 Lillmann

    Wait a second

    YT recommends

  • _Dylan James2019_
    _Dylan James2019_ 4 days ago

    Wtf there is drool on my pillow.

    GOURMET FOOD 4 days ago

    great rec ipe

  • Prasanth Selvadurai
    Prasanth Selvadurai 4 days ago +1

    Gyro Zeppeli liked this video

  • Arya M
    Arya M 4 days ago

    Adam working hard to make a great pizza
    Me: Hey can I have a large pepperoni pizza from dominos mom.

  • Nelit McKerin
    Nelit McKerin 4 days ago

    I waited for him to snap and start throwing eggs...

  • Rayzzar
    Rayzzar 4 days ago

    You americans are weird, even that pizza is big!

  • Dragon RA Open
    Dragon RA Open 4 days ago

    I love NY but i hate american politic

  • Jv Navallo
    Jv Navallo 4 days ago +1

    I got a ad after the ad

  • adrian_christine_
    adrian_christine_ 4 days ago

    That pizza looks delicious!!

  • Pickaholic
    Pickaholic 4 days ago

    Looks great. I’ve been trying a long time to find the right recipe too. Gonna have to try this out. Usually my crust ends up way too thick, that’s my main problem.

  • Amit Vikram Sundar
    Amit Vikram Sundar 5 days ago

    Looks bloody good

  • Tyler Bell
    Tyler Bell 5 days ago

    8:05 that lil scream lmao 😂

  • z4in
    z4in 5 days ago

    10 years

  • Rupel padhy
    Rupel padhy 5 days ago

    His kid is lucky

  • The Peeping Negro
    The Peeping Negro 5 days ago

    How to cook New York-Style Pizza at home

    *FBI wants to know your location*

    CRONOM4GIC 5 days ago

    this guy sounds like the teacher in assass classroom lol

  • Yung Melvin
    Yung Melvin 5 days ago

    The tomato paste is probably just as bad as the tomato juice the tomatoes sit in...

  • Boi
    Boi 5 days ago

    Where is the white wine?

  • stefan crnogorac
    stefan crnogorac 5 days ago

    “Alright Frankie”

  • munir dion
    munir dion 5 days ago

    Dendi knp?

  • SwiftGod
    SwiftGod 5 days ago +21

    As a person who lives in NY, and eats pizza all the time, I can say that looks very accurate.

  • Coby Leone
    Coby Leone 5 days ago

    If you wanna make REAL new york pizza, you need new york water

  • Owly
    Owly 5 days ago

    holy shit, there is no fucking way I can do this its waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard

  • The Black Knight
    The Black Knight 5 days ago

    Instructions unclear, accidentally started another holocaust.

  • Jordan
    Jordan 5 days ago

    Wholesomeness: 100

    KITTY VLOGER 5 days ago

    10 years just for pizza? Oh my goodness

  • Tom rizzo
    Tom rizzo 5 days ago

    The only thing I could tell you is brown sugar sweetenes sauce better than regular sugar other than that awesome job

  • Tom rizzo
    Tom rizzo 5 days ago

    Good job my man

  • *El 🍕Spicy*
    *El 🍕Spicy* 5 days ago +1

    Do you deliver bro 🍕🤤