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I Made Pizza Using 15 Hacks In A Row • Tasty

hi i’m nikki and i like to make pizza because i like to eat pizza cut we’re done go home so my friend annie has given me a bunch of pizza making hacks to try today and we’ll see if they work if they’re helpful or not generally with baking it’s really hard to kind of cut corners which i think a lot of hacks try to do so [Music] we’ll see this is beautiful pizza and this was made without any of like the hacks that we’re trying i’m using the homemade pizza recipe by tasty and that’s what this is it’s like nice and thin but it has like a nice puffy crust lots of nice cheese and sauce classic margarita pizza we’re gonna dissolve some yeast into some water one teaspoon sugar the recipe calls for two teaspoons of yeast but our first hack that we’re using says use three quarters of a teaspoon more yeast so that it will rise more quickly this i don’t know about generally i would say follow your recipe but we’re going to try two teaspoons three quarters more so this is a one quarter so we got one two three mix in so it dissolves and you have to make sure your water is warm otherwise it won’t and it’ll just clump and then it won’t dissolve and your bread won’t rise okay so it’s been about 10 minutes that the yeast has been blooming in here and i will say looks very yeasty oh it smells like bread too god yeast is weird right what is it next we’ve got seven cups of flour i think this recipe makes like four pizzas and then i’ve got six tablespoons of olive oil a teaspoon a half of salt so i’m going to sprinkle salt in with the flour and i’m just going to mix this all in make a little well in the middle for our wet ingredients to go in and we’re going to throw in the olive oil right in the middle wow look at those yeasty bubbles at this point i would just like mix this with this wooden spoon but there’s a hack that says you should use the other end of a spoon because it’s less messy this one i’m very very uncertain of but i guess i’ve never done it so who knows i would normally use like this end of a spoon and then when it starts to come together then start to use my hands i don’t know why this is less messy than the other side of the spoon so i don’t know about this hack i think it’s a the reason we don’t have to use sticks is because we have spoons i’m kind of reaching my end here with the spoon so i’m just gonna use my hands not a hack just a thing my arm is tired and there’s another hack you can take a little piece like a maybe like a golf ball size and you want to be able to like stretch it so it becomes like a little window and then you should be able to like see light come through it that’s how much you should be able to stretch it without it tearing ah look at that nice and stretchy oops a little tearing don’t look at that i mean it’s not great but it’ll do so we’re gonna shape it into a ball and i’m going to put it in a bowl we’re going to grease the bowl with a little bit of olive oil and just so the dough doesn’t stick and then at this point you want to let the dough rest so it can rise and do its thing you can wrap this in saran wrap you can wrap this in like a kitchen hand towel but there’s a hack that says you can use a shower cap kitchen towels maybe or they let too much air in and out they’re like porous and then this is like not we’re just gonna the important part is that your dough is covered i think it’s cute look at how big she is it’s been like two hours the dough’s been resting with this shower cap situation look at her i wonder if this was the extra yeast because it was only two hours and this has like more than doubled in size i love how the shower cap made it so like beautifully round good job shower cap i just like want to look at it bread is so satisfying let me flower my surface wait for it there’s just a lot of kneading in this video were there any kneading hacks that would have been helpful okay and then i’m gonna split it into four because i think this is a recipe to make four pizzas okay i’ve got four little dough portions and i’m just gonna make them all into nice neat little balls if you like to feel things like i do you should get into making bread because it’s very satisfying i’m just gonna sprinkle with a little bit of flour and then they’re just gonna rest like this for about 30 minutes i wonder if i can use this again does it look like a chef’s hat while the dough is resting we’re going to make tomato sauce so we’ve got a can of tomatoes here and some salt so usually when you make tomato sauce it’s like easiest to use canned tomatoes that’s what i do as well this is a can of whole tomatoes and they usually come in like a liquid and one of the hacks which i don’t know again if it’s really a hack it’s like a thing you probably should do just recommends draining the liquid because canned tomatoes can have a lot of excess liquid a lot of excess water and i’m just gonna open the can of tomatoes and drain the liquid be careful with your fingies oh there they are whole peeled tomatoes generally you want to be draining liquid from canned tomatoes anyway so i guess like yes this is a hack but also it’s like a thing you should do and then we’re just going to add a tablespoon of salt and then we’re going to blend it this is like nice and chunky and not too liquidy this is like salty tomatoes tomato sauce has it been 30 minutes do you think oh so puffy puffy babies at this point you would like maybe re-flour the surface and then like squidge this until it becomes a pizza shape one of the hacks says to use semolina flour instead of regular ap flour because it gives it like a little bit of like a texture and also when it bakes it doesn’t like stick so much to it flour has like a taste you know when you like get a pizza or something and there’s just like flour on the bottom there’s like a so we’re gonna use some semolina flour oh it’s like very fine too we’re just gonna slowly turn her into pizza this is like the situation right semolina flour everywhere nice looking i think when you like buy pizza at like a restaurant sometimes what can make the baking process really nice is they have like a pizza stone it’s basically there’s like this big stone that gets really hot in the oven you can put pizza on top of it bake and get nice and crusty there’s this other hack where you can bake it on an upside down like cookie sheet and that will be your big hot pizza stone so we’re gonna bake it on an upside down cookie sheet and it needs to be preheated so i’m just putting that in the preheated oven it’s like a very clean oven has anyone used that yet our pizza stone upside down baking sheet is in the oven um and so i’m gonna transfer the dough onto this now in restaurant then fancy pizza people have like pizza peels isn’t that one right there if you don’t have a pizza peel you can just use like a chopping board so that’s what we’re gonna do no pizza peel no problem it’s literally just in the background i don’t have one at home so it’s okay i have a cutting board at home so just use what you have okay so i’m just gonna put semolina on the chopping board so it doesn’t stick yay she’s pretty not the toppings one of the hacks and annie’s hack sheet says to spread on the tomato sauce but not too much when you spread the sauce on you should still be able to see the dough underneath i think cause the thinking is that sauce is like wet and it can be like soggy no one likes soggy pizza well i’m sure someone does i’ve spread the sauce and i can still see the dough cheese time my favorite time mozzarella usually comes in this liquid to keep it fresh and soft because you don’t want mozzarella to dry out so we’ve got some kitchen paper look at these cute little pillows of cheese i love cheese telling people really got this right okay geez done there’s another hack on here that says [Music] so there’s another hack that says you should only have like three toppings on your pizza because that’s like the right amount of toppings listen put whatever the [ __ ] you want to put on your own pizza okay you want to put 12 toppings on there do it you’re eating it annie didn’t get me any toppings so we’ve got basil so some people will put olive oil on before um or some people will put it on after i think really it’s just personal preference sometimes i do a little bit of both we’re being honest mickey hack olive oil whenever you feel like it i made a pizza so now we’ll go slide this onto our upside down cookie tray this as my pizza peel should just slide the pizza right onto the hot baking stone oh this makes me nervous oh you know what that worked out pretty well it was a pretty easy transition good hack pizza pie i’m just gonna do another quick tiny little dissolve all a while yeah okay another hack says to just tear basil with your hands instead of using scissors but who is cutting basil with scissors okay i hacked the pizza i think this upside down cookie sheet worked out really well this is hot before you put the pizza on it so the underneath gets nice and hot and crispy right away instead of baking it on a sheet that has to get hot while the pizza is getting hot at the same time so good hack the semolina flour like helped it not stick too badly and i think it gives it like a little bit of a crunch because it’s like a more textured flour another hack is to use scissors to cut pizza it’s like yeah why not i feel like asian people like to use scissors to cut everything in the kitchen so this is like this makes a lot of sense to me if you were like oh an asian grandma made this hack i’d be like yeah can i eat it now it’s steamy so hot [Music] heck if your pizza’s too hot blow on it [Music] that’s really good not too much sauce very nice crispy crust not soggy at all it needs salt tomatoes are naturally very sweet now that i’m like eating it eating it i don’t love all of the semolina on the bottom it is like a texture you can feel it in your mouth it’s like a little bit sandy the last pizza hack apparently if you’re looking for an alternative way to reheat your pizza you can use a waffle iron so i’m just gonna cut a kind of a big piece and then you’re supposed to like fold it and then put it in a waffle iron [Music] this feels silly so i guess if you’re like i need this pizza hot and crispy now you can whip out your waffle iron whoa very hot and melty does it work yes would i do this no this is so much work now i have to clean my waffle iron so here are my three favorite pizza hacks from today one the shower cap oh that was very effective two using the upside down cookie tray as a pizza stone three the chopping board as the pizza peel having that chopping board was really helpful with the semolina it just slid right off i have done it in the past and it’s been very messy the fact that it wasn’t messy this time i think is a great hack grazia foreign
Video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhV2O–4Ask

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