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

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  • Published: 22 May 2019
  • Nacho cheese exists in two states: the melted cheese state and the powdered cheese state*. When it comes to the powdered cheese state, all pale in comparison to Nacho Cheese Doritos, continually perfected by science and consistently beloved by the masses since 1972. Join pastry chef Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to take Nacho Cheese Doritos to the next level and make them gourmet!

    *The third state of nacho cheese, cheese sauce, is controversial in the nacho community and for our purposes we are disregarding it. For more reading, see the studies ‘Nachos in Nature’ (1983), ‘Dormant Doritos’ (1992), ‘The Quest for Queso’ (1999), ‘This Powdered Chip’ (2001) and ‘The Health Benefits of Nachos and the Search for Immortality’ (2007).

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  • The Wild Dinkus!
    The Wild Dinkus!  5 hours back

    Doritos are already gourmet!

    • Danielle Then
      Danielle Then  5 hours back

      Me, 1st minute in: girl, you better use MSG

    • buddy
      buddy  6 hours back

      What would have probably worked perfectly is letting them air dry for about 5 minutes then put them in the oven for 15-30 seconds at a high temperature and then frying them because when they are in the Frito Lays factory, when they aren't being baked or fried they are drying.

      • Dan Kwon
        Dan Kwon  6 hours back

        The overexposed video is driving me crazy 🤪😅

        • Isaac Benner
          Isaac Benner  6 hours back

          gourmet corn nuts

          • Emily BH
            Emily BH  6 hours back

            The citric acid and M.S.G. sounds yucky! I thought your creations were supposed to be gourmet ingredients. Can't you leave out the mind altering excito-toxin chemicals?

            • flavia_yt
              flavia_yt  11 hours back

              this video was so bright at times

              • Stephen Hanna
                Stephen Hanna  19 hours back

                WHAT KIND OF DONUTS IS CHRIS MAKING?!!!! Four days later he still at it?!!

                • Rebbeca Review's
                  Rebbeca Review's  1 days back

                  The industry secret to doritos is nicotine

                  • Alec Klassen
                    Alec Klassen  2 days back

                    Gotta start with whole field corn to get that texture right. Dry masa is too fine a texture.

                    • Cindy Wasser
                      Cindy Wasser  2 days back

                      Please give Claire a permanent dehydration station! I hate seeing her lug that machine all around every episode!!

                      • Omar Abu Asad
                        Omar Abu Asad  2 days back

                        Gourmet Coke, like for claire to see

                        • Elizabeth Logan
                          Elizabeth Logan  2 days back

                          Once you have sweet and spicy there is no going back

                          • Chiari Warrior
                            Chiari Warrior  2 days back

                            Me: laying in bed in loads of pain with an awful headache and joints that hurt so bad.
                            YouTube: BA has new video.
                            Me: aw it's not Clair. Goes to find Clair videos and finds this. Now I'm a little happier.

                            • AJ
                              AJ  2 days back

                              27:50 dance while claire making break thrus :)

                              • wholahayy
                                wholahayy  2 days back

                                Can u make gourmet gardettos? Even tho they're already gourmet.

                                • Penny
                                  Penny  3 days back

                                  "This is your biggest challenge yet." *laughs in pop rock video*

                                  • David Geisler
                                    David Geisler  3 days back

                                    Claire why did you never try it like the factory does it? Bake them first then 1 minute in the fryer?

                                    • TheManInTheBox66
                                      TheManInTheBox66  3 days back

                                      You'd think the cameraman would understand what overexposure is.

                                      • Jaq F
                                        Jaq F  4 days back

                                        can we like have a boom mic so I can hear what people who are not Claire are saying

                                        • Jackson Catlett
                                          Jackson Catlett  4 days back

                                          “I found a patent on how to make the chips!”

                                          *completely ignores what the patent says*

                                          • RedstoneGuy929 Gaming
                                            RedstoneGuy929 Gaming  4 days back

                                            oh no its el dorito

                                            • david elliott
                                              david elliott  4 days back

                                              Claire, you made the wrong flavor- Taco Flavor are the BEST Doritos!!!!

                                              • chuck sellers
                                                chuck sellers  4 days back

                                                Claire and Brad have a lot of chemistry. Sometimes it's like get a room.

                                              • Tatum Hanny
                                                Tatum Hanny  4 days back

                                                We need some gourmet liquids up in here....;)

                                                • Athens Bailey
                                                  Athens Bailey  4 days back

                                                  Doritos are baked with the seasoning in the chip dough, then the same seasoning is put in the chip post fry because the powder is considered part of the experience of eating a dorito.

                                                  • Stacy Byrd-Everett
                                                    Stacy Byrd-Everett  4 days back

                                                    I love that even BA chefs love Doritos

                                                    • Duncan Urquhart
                                                      Duncan Urquhart  5 days back

                                                      chris tested, adam approved

                                                      • Ashish Dhingra
                                                        Ashish Dhingra  5 days back

                                                        Hey what if Claire tries to make gourmet Coca Cola.!?

                                                        • Mel B
                                                          Mel B  5 days back

                                                          Claire's laugh at 26:51 lol I love it

                                                          • spin999
                                                            spin999  5 days back

                                                            I am now feeling the dread of realising I spend 46 minutes and 49 seconds watching someone try to make doritos

                                                            • John R
                                                              John R  5 days back

                                                              I feel like I’m the only one that doesn’t like Doritos

                                                              • Lan
                                                                Lan  5 days back

                                                                Maybe powder, and then bake in the oven, rather than vice versa.

                                                                • Paula Tepasse
                                                                  Paula Tepasse  5 days back

                                                                  Does anyone else loooove the way Claire and Chris phrase their thoughts? So freaking accurate but cool and elegant at the same time, I could listen to them all day long!

                                                                  • Cheyenne Meepster
                                                                    Cheyenne Meepster  5 days back

                                                                    Claire looks like a good person to hug. Like some people dont look huggable. Claire looks huggable.

                                                                    • Alexys0706
                                                                      Alexys0706  5 days back

                                                                      The best Doritos are the zesty cheese Doritos.
                                                                      Don’t @ me

                                                                      • Justin Davis
                                                                        Justin Davis  5 days back

                                                                        Holy overexposed as a mofo video. eyes have been burned alive.

                                                                        • jeffery jeffery
                                                                          jeffery jeffery  6 days back

                                                                          Clair's hair is dope

                                                                          • mia a.s.m.r
                                                                            mia a.s.m.r  6 days back

                                                                            My favorite flavor of Doritos is the popping jalapeño 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

                                                                            Leave your favorite in the comments

                                                                            • Lucy LaBrasseur
                                                                              Lucy LaBrasseur  6 days back

                                                                              Every time a magnum ice cream commercial comes on during a ba video, with its jarring music and crunching noises, I feel like that guy in the black mirror episode whose room is tv screens, and he can’t skip unless he pays every single time, which is exactly what YouTube does with their 15$ a month subscription charge.

                                                                              • Andrew McQuade
                                                                                Andrew McQuade  6 days back

                                                                                Dorito flavor is sprayed on to the chip and I don’t know if that moisture has anything to do with the flavor hitting you all at once as opposed to the stages that your flavor powder had.

                                                                                • Phoebe Meredith
                                                                                  Phoebe Meredith  6 days back

                                                                                  In the uk the red ones are chilli heatwave. The blue ones are cool original. The orange ones are tangy cheese x

                                                                                  • liger zero
                                                                                    liger zero  7 days back

                                                                                    Do Cheeto next

                                                                                    • Mahdi Family
                                                                                      Mahdi Family  7 days back

                                                                                      Now I will forever sniff my Doritos before I eat them

                                                                                      • 2_welve
                                                                                        2_welve  7 days back

                                                                                        You having a snack while the rest of your group have an actual group study at the back 1:40

                                                                                        • X
                                                                                          X  1 weeks back

                                                                                          I like chips, but tbh I'm not a huge fan of doritos, except for ranch my god... ranch doritos are amazing, not a huge fan of every other flavour, atleast the ones I've tasted, some of them taste so similar
                                                                                          I'm australian, and my favourite is smiths salt and vinegar chips

                                                                                          • Amber Holland
                                                                                            Amber Holland  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Romano¿? EXcuuuSE me

                                                                                            • rsfarris86
                                                                                              rsfarris86  1 weeks back

                                                                                              I feel like they fry them, season them, bake them, then season again.