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

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  • Published: 25 September 2019
  • 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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  • ruby cole
    ruby cole  2 hours back

    Make pepperoni rolls!

    • TechMetalRules
      TechMetalRules  3 hours back

      This dough recipe (sans herbs/spices) would probably make a great Chicago style pizza crust!

      • TechMetalRules
        TechMetalRules  4 hours back

        9:05 Flirtiest giggle ever.

        • Mehmet Aksoy
          Mehmet Aksoy  7 hours back

          i need to marry a girl like her

          • Seeky Unbounded
            Seeky Unbounded  11 hours back

            nestle. ugh

            • Techie
              Techie  13 hours back

              Hey that fruitcake has his fingernails painted blue

              • chef7734
                chef7734  17 hours back

                Food safety standards are atrocious in that kitchen and these videos.

                • bisgurlll
                  bisgurlll  20 hours back

                  If you watch closely, at 24:53 Claire was plotting how to get away with one of their murders.

                  • Devin Shelley
                    Devin Shelley  21 hours back

                    microwavable calzone

                    • dustin sandoval
                      dustin sandoval  23 hours back

                      You should contact the Nestle factory in Mount Sterling Kentucky that makes Hot Pockets

                      • Carrera Brown
                        Carrera Brown  1 days back

                        To be fair, i think hot pockets also was like, we sure can't make these not leak, so we'll freeze em so it's someone else's problem XD

                        • Lord Walker
                          Lord Walker  1 days back

                          Love how people in the culinary profession love to act like they have never eaten things like hot pockets or other types of commonly eaten convenience foods.

                          • Haley Osborne
                            Haley Osborne  1 days back

                            I WANT THAT TSHIRT

                            • Big504Mike
                              Big504Mike  1 days back

                              Claire is so fineeeeee. 😉😍😈

                              • X_Zaga
                                X_Zaga  1 days back

                                Does anyone rather have Claire’s 1st batch than the final result? I know I would.

                                • Johnny Do
                                  Johnny Do  1 days back

                                  The first one you made is the REAL gourmet hot pocket. Periodt.

                                  • Peter Göransson
                                    Peter Göransson  1 days back

                                    Where Delaney and Post Malone seperated at birth??

                                    • Mary Enojo
                                      Mary Enojo  1 days back

                                      Is no one else going to mention how suave Delaney’s entrance was at 20:04?

                                      • dingleberry11222
                                        dingleberry11222  2 days back

                                        Could anyone explain why she used egg yolk for hot pockets but egg white for pop tarts? Maybe a heavier dough?

                                        • Jayson Lavallee
                                          Jayson Lavallee  2 days back

                                          “Ham and cheese IS the Hot Pocket” FACT

                                          • Mangotrocity
                                            Mangotrocity  2 days back

                                            I want to be friends with whoever wrote this video description.

                                            • Dimitri Zgonis
                                              Dimitri Zgonis  2 days back

                                              one must understand the true meaning of hot pocket before thy can truly recreate

                                              • Erwin Rodriguez
                                                Erwin Rodriguez  2 days back

                                                You are so awesome. ..love u Claire!!!

                                                • DreamChaser
                                                  DreamChaser  2 days back

                                                  theyre cooking to long in the oven. the filling gets bubbling and bursts it. it happeens in the microwave originals to

                                                  • Arianna Bird
                                                    Arianna Bird  2 days back

                                                    Ham & Cheese was my classic!

                                                    • Armando Ceja Lua
                                                      Armando Ceja Lua  2 days back

                                                      This was awesome! 🙏

                                                      • Molly Keifer
                                                        Molly Keifer  2 days back

                                                        She’s cooking them way too long I think. Like a hot pocket out the freezer isn’t golden brown. Am I wrong???

                                                        • Molly Keifer
                                                          Molly Keifer  2 days back

                                                          I take it back. I watch til the end and they’re perfect.

                                                      • Armastat
                                                        Armastat  2 days back

                                                        Could blowouts on the side be because of the thinning of the dough as u form the pocket? IE try without thinning, and just have a slightly thicker dough on the bottom? we can always claim that the original ones have thicker bottoms too, lol

                                                        • Xmetal
                                                          Xmetal  2 days back

                                                          even the ones that Clarie weren't happy with (say how the filling came out in the oven) look like they'd taste GREAT

                                                          • Xmetal
                                                            Xmetal  2 days back

                                                            dang it ... had to watch this while really hungry ... now I want one of Clarie's first tests, so bad

                                                            • Fred McIntyre
                                                              Fred McIntyre  2 days back

                                                              I want one! 🤤

                                                              • N G
                                                                N G  2 days back

                                                                22:18 that's an empanada de jamón y queso 😭

                                                                • Chinguun
                                                                  Chinguun  2 days back

                                                                  So she pretty much struggled to make an american version of the calzone

                                                                  • Shameez Thomas
                                                                    Shameez Thomas  2 days back

                                                                    When did gourmets makes become recreation? It's suppose to be better, it doesn't have to be the original size and shape.

                                                                    • catharina2022
                                                                      catharina2022  2 days back

                                                                      Me thinks you used the wrong glue to stick them together......just use a little water.

                                                                      • Adam Meinke
                                                                        Adam Meinke  3 days back

                                                                        Get rid of creeper Delaney give him back his cutcos and a grayhound ticket lol

                                                                        • Suicidal Penguin
                                                                          Suicidal Penguin  3 days back

                                                                          Claire kinda thicc doe😳

                                                                          • Kieron Torres
                                                                            Kieron Torres  3 days back

                                                                            She should have frozen the cheese/pepperoni blend to prevent the leakage. The dough wouldn't break during the cooking process and the cheese would melt in the microwave

                                                                            • Lovely Roblox Lady
                                                                              Lovely Roblox Lady  3 days back

                                                                              *cris smiles at camera*
                                                                              Me: Starts to cry of,laughter

                                                                              • Why Google?
                                                                                Why Google?  3 days back

                                                                                That looks absolutely delicious.

                                                                                • Austin Steinaway
                                                                                  Austin Steinaway  3 days back

                                                                                  Just about all the hot pockets Ive made have leaks so don’t feel bad Claire. Hahaha

                                                                                  • angelina Vargas
                                                                                    angelina Vargas  4 days back

                                                                                    Shhhhhhutup

                                                                                    • Dakota Rose
                                                                                      Dakota Rose  4 days back

                                                                                      I showed this to my mom just now as she was dejectedly eating the original hot pockets

                                                                                      • McFarvo
                                                                                        McFarvo  4 days back

                                                                                        23:03 Claire, don't you know Delany?

                                                                                        • Hartlei Stansbury
                                                                                          Hartlei Stansbury  4 days back

                                                                                          Wait the description of this video is purely amazing lmao

                                                                                          • Hartlei Stansbury
                                                                                            Hartlei Stansbury  4 days back

                                                                                            Bruh I ate these everyday after school for like a year

                                                                                            • Florentine Overko
                                                                                              Florentine Overko  4 days back

                                                                                              As it is approaching Christmas season, Claire should try and make a terry’s chocolate orange! It’s the sign that Christmas is here when I see them in stores.

                                                                                              • Alana Ludlow
                                                                                                Alana Ludlow  4 days back

                                                                                                You should try making the whopper candy!