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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Reese's Peanut Butter Cups | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Reese's Peanut Butter Cups | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Reese's Pieces, Reese's Miniature Cups, Reese's Sticks, Reese's Big Cups, Reese's Big Cups Stuffed with Crunchy Cookie, Reese's Big Cups Stuffed with Reese's Pieces(!), Reese's Pumpkins and a million other Reese's variants. But there shall only be one Reese's product that Claire gourmet-izes: the classic Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Reese's.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Reese's Peanut Butter Cups | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Ferrero Rocher | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Ok, so Ferrero Rocher chocolates are pretty gourmet already. We get it. But couldn't they be even more gourmet? Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet-ier version of Ferrero Rocher, everybody's favorite Italian, hazelnut-filled chocolates.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Combos | Bon Appétit

While we have a list of ingredients, nobody really knows how Combos are made. There is little to no information about Combos on the internet, which begs the question: what are they hiding? But not to worry, pastry chef Claire Saffitz is on the case! Join her as she attempts to unpack this mystery and make gourmet Combos!
*The Washing Soda used in this recipe is not recommended for general regular consumption*
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet M&M's | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet M&M's. M&M's are available in just about every color known to man, but there is one color that is objectively the best: green. Scientists have puzzled over this curiosity since the inception of M&M's in 1941. MIT Professor of Cognitive Sciences Dr. Bertrand Mathers has dedicated the entirety of his postdoctoral studies to this conundrum, labeling it the Green M&M Dilemma. With the dedicated assistance of researcher Loretta Marshall, Mathers has finally unveiled his ultimate theory on the subject. “After more than fifty years of sleepless nights, proposed and rejected ideas and quite a few cavities,” Dr. Mathers read from a lectern at an August 15, 2019 press conference, “My life’s work has finally reached its culmination. I have found the solution to the Green M&M Dilemma.” Dr. Mathers, never one to skimp on dramatics, spun around to face a chalkboard covered by a red velvet curtain. Pulling it aside, he revealed his grand solution: ‘The color green is the best color, so therefore green M&M’s are the best M&M’s.’ A stunned silence in the crowd was quickly following by a standing ovation lasting over five minutes. Finally, as the applause died down, Dr. Mathers, red-cheeked and clutching a bottle of celebratory champagne, added: “And now we begin our studies into why blue M&M’s are definitely the next best M&M’s!”
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Cadbury Creme Eggs | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Join pastry chef Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet Cadbury Creme Eggs. These are the only eggs that rabbits are known to lay (at least that's what Cadbury commercials tell us). However, Claire will try to make these Easter classics without the aid of a bunny.
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Filmed on 2/21

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Cadbury Creme Eggs | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pop-Tarts | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Is there any way to make Pop-Tarts better? We think so. Join pastry chef Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet strawberry Pop-Tarts.

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pop-Tarts | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Choco Tacos Part 1 | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Who's ready for another culinary adventure? Join intrepid pastry explorer Claire Saffitz as she dives into the world of ice cream-filled dessert tacos. Her goal? A gourmet Choco Taco, but of course. Does she have the fortitude and adventurous spirit to complete this gourmet feat or will this new test best her?
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Filmed on 3/4 and 3/10/20.

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Choco Tacos Part 1 | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Girl Scout Cookies | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs. That's right, Claire's making Girl Scout Cookies. Did you know the Girl Scouts started selling cookies back in 1917? But it wasn't until 1951 that the Thin Mint, the cookie most synonymous with the Girl Scouts, was introduced and swept the country like a tidal wave. And now here we are, in the Test Kitchen, watching Claire make them herself. What a time to be alive.
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Filmed on 1/21

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Girl Scout Cookies | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts To Make a Gourmet Twinkie | Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit's Senior Food Editor and pastry chef Claire Saffitz attempts to make a gourmet Twinkie without the hard-to-pronounce chemical ingredients. The first test is Genoise cake, an Italian sponge cake. For the creamy filling, Claire uses 7 minute frosting. The second test is yellow cake and buttercream filling. Next comes chiffon cake, a light cake that uses vegetable oil. Finally, with some help from Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone, Claire decides to Frankenstein the recipe.

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Pastry Chef Attempts To Make a Gourmet Twinkie | Bon Appetit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Krispy Kreme Doughnuts | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

We bought the Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the beginning of the video at Penn Station. Normally, we'd advise you to never ingest anything that has at any point entered or left Penn Station (for your health and safety), but we always make an exception for Krispy Kreme. And this is solely because there is only one Krispy Kreme location in New York City. Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Krispy Kreme Doughnuts | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Instant Ramen | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Claire. Is. Back. AGAIN. And this time she is attempting to make gourmet instant ramen. Everybody loves instant ramen, with its ludicrously salty, umami-rich spice packets and its impossibly wavy fried noodle bricks. Can Claire make a fancy version of this 70%-of-your-daily-sodium snack?
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Instant Ramen | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Takis | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Takis are rolled up tortilla chips of surprising intensity. After making gourmet Doritos, Claire was pretty confident she could make gourmet Takis in just one day, but the length of this video might say otherwise. Anyway, join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Takis.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Takis | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chefs Attempt to Make Gourmet Andes Mints | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Brad Leone and Chris Morocco are back for another episode of Gourmet Makes. This time, these two guys who have always hosted and always will host Gourmet Makes are attempting to make a gourmet version of Andes Crème De Menthe, America's favorite after dinner mint. Strangely, one of our editors had the idea that Claire Saffitz had always been the host of Gourmet Makes though they couldn't point to a single episode that Claire had hosted. We're all very worried about the editor, because as we all know, Chris and Brad ARE Gourmet Makes.
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Filmed on 2/24/20.

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Pastry Chefs Attempt to Make Gourmet Andes Mints | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Cheez-Its | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Cheez-Its are that snack that your parents let you eat as a kid because they're not chips and therefore must be healthy, right? Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of everybody's favorite quadrilateral, cheesy crackers: Cheez-Its.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Cheez-Its | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pringles | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pringles. They're the miraculously not greasy potato chips that come in a tube. They're also the original duck face. Join Claire Saffitz as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Pringles! And lest we forget: once you pop the fun don't stop.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pringles | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit
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Pastry Chef Attempts To Make Gourmet Gushers | Bon Appétit

Do you gush with curiosity over little, chewable sugar blobs filled with goo? Claire Saffitz deconstructs and improves one of our favorite childhood candies - Gourmet Gushers!

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Pastry Chef Attempts To Make Gourmet Gushers | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Hot Pockets | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Hot Pockets!
Everybody remembers where they were on that day in 1983 when Hot Pockets first appeared. It was a giant leap into the future. A miracle some called it, for nobody could seem to say where the Hot Pockets came from. They just existed. Food, and therefore humanity, would never be the same again. The efficiency, the culinary explosion, a modern miracle that truly served as an evolutionary step for all of mankind. An entire meal in a pocket that you could hold in your hand. Joy in the streets was met by existential dread. Where could humanity go from here? Had we truly reached our civilizational zenith? Religions formed over night, some might even say cults. But then a second flavor appeared. And then a third. And now over fifty, each richer and more complex than the last. Since that day in 1983, humanity has been on the precipice of our next phase of being, but for one obstacle in the way. How are you supposed to eat a Hot Pocket without burning the hell out of the inside of your mouth? I mean, come on. It’s crazy hot, but it’s seriously impossible to wait just five minutes until it comes out of the microwave. No, I need it now. Give me that Hot Pocket.
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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Hot Pockets | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Tater Tots | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

Pastry chef Claire Saffitz's love for tater tots can't be overstated. Seriously, we tried to overstate it and couldn't come up with anything. The woman loves her tots. But can she take their perfection to a new level? Join Claire in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet tater tots.
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Filmed on 2/6 and 2/20/20.

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Tater Tots | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

How to Make Homemade Gourmet Reese's: Bon Appétit Test #18

The chocolate temper tantrum heard around the interwebs will be resolved with this video! Today I'm testing the Gourmet Reese's developed by Gourmet Pastry Chef Claire Saffitz from the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen using both untempered chocolate AND tempered chocolate to do a side-by-side tasting to determine who was right in temper-gate 2019. Watch to find out who was right -- Claire Saffitz or Chris Morocco. I'll take you step-by-step through the recipe and provide tips and tricks so you'll know how to make your own Reese's Cups! DIY Reese's don't have to be hard when you've got a good recipe and a little technique.

Ingredients
- 2 1/2 Cups Peanuts, 335g
- (Need 1 cup of homemade peanut butter), 265g
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 tsp Kosher Salt, 3g
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 100g
- 3 TBSP water, 42g
- Milk Chocolate, 12oz

Process
- Trim muffin liners to height of Reese’s liner
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Toast peanuts in 350F oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown
- Grind peanuts in food processor until smooth nut butter forms
- Transfer 1 cup of peanut butter to bowl of stand mixer
- Add in vanilla extract and salt
- Mix just until evenly combined
- In a small heavy-bottomed sauce pan, bring sugar and water to 248F
- Stream sugar syrup into peanut butter while mixing on low speed
- Continue to mix in stand mixer until mixture cools
- Turn out onto sheet of parchment paper and cool slightly
- Roll out to 1/4” thick, cover, and let set
- Cut into circles just smaller than muffin liner and freeze until ready to use
- Add 8g melted milk chocolate to a liner; add to muffin pan; tap on counter to level and release air bubbles
- Add frozen peanut butter disc to center and press down until chocolate rises and is flush with peanut butter disc top
- Pipe 3g melted chocolate over the top and spread out with a spoon
- Use a blow torch to melt chocolate surface and make it even
- Chill until set

To temper MILK CHOCOLATE:
- Melt to 105°F
- Add seed milk chocolate and continuing stirring and adding more seed until...
- Cooled to 82°F
- Reheat to 86°F
- Wipe chocolate on wax paper; it should harden within a couple minutes and be smooth & glossy and snap; if not, repeat process and be mindful temperature zones and carry-over heat

Tags: #ClaireSaffitz #ChrisMorocco #GourmetMakes

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