Brad Makes Sourdough Pizzelle Cookies | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Aug 9, 2018
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone is back for episode 36 of “It’s Alive” and this time he’s making chocolate pizzelle cookies with sourdough starter. Perfect with some ice cream, in affogato, or just to snack on, join Brad as he tries to gets his pizzelle rhythm going while facing off against his beloved garage sale cookie iron.

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  • Maria Callous
    Maria Callous 17 hours ago


  • Ima KeepItReal
    Ima KeepItReal Day ago

    I would ride Brad till he 💦 inside me.

  • Ima KeepItReal
    Ima KeepItReal Day ago

    "Pam it harder" 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • jasmine pearl
    jasmine pearl Day ago

    he does not like that blonde chick! based off this video and others hahah ALSO did claire get her icecream sandwhich??

  • June Parsons
    June Parsons Day ago

    These look so cute and delicious. Now I want an affogato. Can you suggest a different flavouring to replace the chocolate for those of us who are chocolate intolerant?

    • June Parsons
      June Parsons Day ago

      Also, I'm gonna try to cook these on a flat griddle because I haven't got a cookie iron. Will the mixture spread out by itself or do I need to press it out with something?

  • Ben Plummer
    Ben Plummer 2 days ago

    Can I use misspelt flour instead?

  • Michael Fasanello
    Michael Fasanello 2 days ago +1

    This guy is the best. Editing is hysterical too. How about a shot of Vinny for once?

  • i b
    i b 2 days ago

    PAnM -the "N" is silent

  • Elleanna Bondoc
    Elleanna Bondoc 3 days ago

    "you want the dough?* *laghaghahh*

  • HululusLabs
    HululusLabs 3 days ago

    I died when his clap made a clang

  • Olivia H Caballero
    Olivia H Caballero 3 days ago +1

    Its alive but Vincenzo cooks and brad films

  • Laura Hendrickson
    Laura Hendrickson 5 days ago +2


  • Sienna Rowe
    Sienna Rowe 5 days ago +1

    Is brad from New Jersey

  • bukx meent
    bukx meent 5 days ago

    Chris Morocco - Computer. That actually hits the spot

  • Anna Truglio
    Anna Truglio 5 days ago +1

    Brad is exactly the kind of person I picture in my head when I think of Americans

  • Tyra Woodruff
    Tyra Woodruff 6 days ago

    the level of awkward is strong today

  • Katherine Lael
    Katherine Lael 7 days ago +1

    brad deserves his own entire channel

  • Drishti Sanger
    Drishti Sanger 7 days ago

    Recycle & Compost BRAD!!!!

  • Francisca Chaparro
    Francisca Chaparro 7 days ago

    i need myself a brad

  • Sam Parets
    Sam Parets 8 days ago

    "relatively easy", "super easy", it's pretty easy". . . . . . . . " No one said it was going to be easy."

  • Bryan Samars
    Bryan Samars 8 days ago

    I LOVE this editing 😂

  • olivia samuelson
    olivia samuelson 9 days ago

    Brad with out a hat 😂

  • ChocolatTherapy
    ChocolatTherapy 9 days ago +1

    watching this makes me think he's using a handheld mixer for the first time lol

  • William Bielski
    William Bielski 10 days ago +1

    My family makes pizzelles on a nigh-industrial scale every Christmas. I'd rather be shot then use the old fashioned stove top style maker compared to the electric.

  • Comp3630
    Comp3630 11 days ago

    "I dislike chocolate"

  • Blood Wolf2609
    Blood Wolf2609 11 days ago +31

    Molly: "I dislike chocolate"
    Brad: "Well, no-one's perfect"

  • Drea Lynne
    Drea Lynne 13 days ago

    Brad is my spirit chef. Hes perfectly imperfect. 🖤

  • Hunter Whitaker
    Hunter Whitaker 13 days ago

    Brad reminds me of a less spastic Martin Riggs off of lethal weapon

  • mr001991
    mr001991 13 days ago

    Bradd is Hawt

  • lechatboote
    lechatboote 14 days ago

    Pronounced pits say lee. Like saying pizza. It’s Italian.

  • Denette Vonada-Smith
    Denette Vonada-Smith 15 days ago

    Brad, love the show, PLEASE don't waste! Egg whites are so useful.

  • Miranda Kasius
    Miranda Kasius 15 days ago

    Just realized I really like this guy because he totally makes me think of Luke from Gilmore Girls.

  • YouOnlyLiveTwice
    YouOnlyLiveTwice 17 days ago +5

    I feel like Brad was actually hired on to be the camera guy for Vince (who's the real chef), but every time somebody tells him this, he just laughs it off as if it's the running joke while he's putting on an apron and asking Vince to start filming.

  • Firmicute s
    Firmicute s 17 days ago

    hmn, they remind me of the layer in stroopwaffles.
    so you could do a thick caramel and then layer it Pizz-cara-pizz

    so izelli and pizza are somehow etymologically connected?
    -elli sounds like some diminutive, so maybe "littel round ones?" ( I cant speak italian, I'm just assuming about language)

  • majorxdf
    majorxdf 19 days ago +1

    PAM PAM - Michael Scott.

  • Genevieve B.
    Genevieve B. 19 days ago +1

    I love how even these professional chefs don’t get everything perfect everytime, makes me feel better about all my failed culinary endeavors

  • Rob Mckennie
    Rob Mckennie 20 days ago

    "metal on aluminum" god, just as many fuckups in that phrase as there are words

  • Ivan Trejo
    Ivan Trejo 20 days ago +1

    That mini joe pech had me DYINNNN

  • Jayne Faitala-Vatau
    Jayne Faitala-Vatau 20 days ago

    Crushing on Brad!

  • Jerrad Hinton
    Jerrad Hinton 22 days ago

    are those actually italian cookies?

  • cirquemedia
    cirquemedia 23 days ago

    What happened to Vinnie?!? His linked in says he created this show and now he's no longer there!?

  • Monkeyman12534
    Monkeyman12534 24 days ago

    Aluminum is actually really hard to extract from the earth and pretty rare. It's just really easy to recycle

  • Aira Mae Revilla
    Aira Mae Revilla 24 days ago


  • Nikki
    Nikki 24 days ago

    Claire saved the Pizzele!!! But she’s 4 minutes late into her meeting :(

  • Last Rembrandt
    Last Rembrandt 24 days ago

    I can relate to Molly

  • Elena Ascia
    Elena Ascia 24 days ago

    Hearing Americans try to talk Italian is very very funny, the don't even get close. We appreciate the effort tho

  • v n c n t j m s
    v n c n t j m s 25 days ago

    I love brad

  • Barry S
    Barry S 25 days ago

    I like to start all my conversations when I walk in the door from a hard days work to my family with "It's gonna get real battery here"

  • saverio stoll
    saverio stoll 25 days ago +1

    Damn I love this man, don't care if I'm six months late

  • Tony Hollingsworth
    Tony Hollingsworth 26 days ago +7

    And that’ll last I dunno. Until it goes bad. FDA certified.

  • novembermember
    novembermember 26 days ago

    I’ve been hearin’ rumours on them social medias.

  • Jaden Jones
    Jaden Jones 26 days ago

    I feel like he has the same energy as Jenna marbles boyfriend Julian

  • Thomas Bentham
    Thomas Bentham 26 days ago

    What brand of vegetable cleaver are you using, bud?

  • Mutu1026
    Mutu1026 26 days ago

    Molly is the only person that I know of aside from me who dislikes regular choclate and likes white choclate :0

  • mary poppins
    mary poppins 26 days ago

    Season the iron

  • mary poppins
    mary poppins 26 days ago

    First one is always bad. Get an electric iron

  • mary poppins
    mary poppins 26 days ago


  • Eddie
    Eddie 27 days ago

    Maybe they were sticking because the batter was cold? Idk, not a baker but by the time it stop sticking it looked like it was not so frozen.

  • Riya Suresh
    Riya Suresh 27 days ago

    I am so happy I have cookies to eat while watching this video lets do thiss

  • Mathew Woolhouse
    Mathew Woolhouse 27 days ago

    Intro was the best lol

  • Erik
    Erik 28 days ago

    This is what it must feel like to be aware of your own ADHD.

  • Michael Horodowicz
    Michael Horodowicz 28 days ago

    I like almonds...

  • Michael Horodowicz
    Michael Horodowicz 28 days ago

    8.2? More like 8.5.

  • Michael Horodowicz
    Michael Horodowicz 28 days ago


  • Анжела Толкина

    he didn't call Claire.........

  • Nicole
    Nicole Month ago

    What an Aries in the kitchen. Reminds me of Julian solomita

  • Sky Smith
    Sky Smith Month ago

    Is vinny a girl????

  • Marissa Longo
    Marissa Longo Month ago

    the electric press does work perfectly but its no fun to make pizzelles unless theres an open flame

  • Ruby Va
    Ruby Va Month ago

    Brad: Like white chocolate, I get that...
    Molly: No, I like white chocolate.
    Bruh Brad’s reaction lmao

  • Michael Grande
    Michael Grande Month ago

    Anytime brad says vinnie yah take a drink. Lol

  • Leslie Aguirre
    Leslie Aguirre Month ago

    I need a video of just Brad and Vinny talking for hours

  • Lasey K
    Lasey K Month ago

    brad and vinny are the joshler of the cooking industry

  • eliana rose
    eliana rose Month ago

    The chaotic energy here is wonderful

  • James Haig
    James Haig Month ago

    Wtf i thought the coco powder was a tub of paint lmao

  • Georgia Froud
    Georgia Froud Month ago

    Is Brad an Aries? I feel like he is, there’s a lot of Aries energy going on

  • Emily Sullivan
    Emily Sullivan Month ago

    make shortbread cookies!

  • Anna Sook
    Anna Sook Month ago

    He is so cute someone needs to lock that down.

  • Alex Daniel
    Alex Daniel Month ago

    Brad doesn't separate his rubbish? Cardboard in one bin and food waste in another. It's the environment Vinnie!

    • Owen
      Owen Month ago

      +Alex Daniel recycling, green waste, general waste (food included)
      I guessi can now see your comment suggests recycling be separated.

    • Alex Daniel
      Alex Daniel Month ago

      Owen you guys don't have separate collection?

    • Owen
      Owen Month ago

      So it can get crushed together again in the back of a truck?

  • Rosalba Russo
    Rosalba Russo Month ago

    I would just like to inform you that every time you try to say pizzelle in an Italian accent you're actually saying piselli which technically means peas but can also mean penises sooo just thought you'd like to know ahahah

  • Brian Lane
    Brian Lane Month ago

    Your videos make me smile and give me an overall sense of joy after a long day at work. Thank you

  • Moldir Dinassilova
    Moldir Dinassilova Month ago +2

    We wanna see more BRAD and CLAIRE cooking together!!! Please?! Ideally you should have a show together!

  • Puzzling Bear
    Puzzling Bear Month ago

    *cleans spot where molly once stood* well nobody's perfect

  • WolfietheUncle
    WolfietheUncle Month ago


  • Andrea Orrego Cespedes

    I think I have a crush on Brad ♡

  • Desi J Richert
    Desi J Richert Month ago

    Brad, Are you related to Christopher Meloni?

  • Desi J Richert
    Desi J Richert Month ago

    Kitchen-aid used to fix their blenders for you for free. They don't do that anymore. Shame on you Kitchen-aid, YOU SUCK!!!!!

  • Omer Aamir Shah
    Omer Aamir Shah Month ago

    I like the editing on brads videos
    Where's vinny?!?!

  • Particular Lee
    Particular Lee Month ago

    its tasty with brad leone

  • Linda Saia
    Linda Saia Month ago +1 the first pancake.... you know..! I'm not the only one to admit..😝..

  • Haassan1
    Haassan1 Month ago

    I wish I was as kind and generous to myself as Brad is to himself.

  • Scott Davis
    Scott Davis Month ago +1

    I'm really glad that they don't edit out all the mess ups. So many cooking shows make it seem like professional chefs never mess up, but it's the best way to show trial and error.

  • jaime villanueva
    jaime villanueva Month ago

    Its a little easier to work when its firm... Micheal Scott in the background "thats what she said" lol.

  • cortiees
    cortiees Month ago +8

    "them social medias" - Brad

  • cortiees
    cortiees Month ago

    Chris Morocco - Computer

  • Dead Krow
    Dead Krow Month ago +2

    Ever time Brad says Pizzelle 😂 the e at the end is silent but this is the man that says wouder and we love him for it 😊

  • kelsi johnson
    kelsi johnson Month ago

    “45 seconds good to know” me making a mental note I won’t remember

  • Paddy O Connor
    Paddy O Connor Month ago

    Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it's Pizzelle Time!

  • grapefruitiswinning
    grapefruitiswinning Month ago +4

    "The pastry universe opens up!" Haha :)

  • Henry Otto
    Henry Otto Month ago

    Where do you get that knife

  • Abigail Cote
    Abigail Cote Month ago

    Brad, supposedly a professional: makes a dough with raw eggs in it
    Also Brad: eats the raw dough with no regard for the possibility of contracting salmonella