My attempted MM’s clone turned out good in some ways, and bad in some ways. The good news was it was it looked like the same color as a real MM’s dough ball, and had about the same color as a MM’s baked pie in the crumb. Picture 362jpg. is the saved crust crumb (that was frozen) from a real MM’s pie compared to my crumb. The dough ball handled well, and could be stretched, twirled and tossed. It could have been tossed for a long while, and I don’t think it would have ever tore even if I had tossed it many more times than I did. That darn Steve wouldn’t stopped taking a video of me, after I had finished tossing the dough. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rN5-mp-6ig
The bad things about the MM’s attempt with the Homemaid molasses. was the hydration was too low in my opinion, because now the crumb was too tight and bready. I have no idea what MM's is using in their dough besides molasses, but this crust and crumb didn’t have any sweetness, even though I did used 11% Domino Homemaid molasses in the formula. It leads me to believe that MM’s must be using some kind of “unrefined sugar” in their dough. I could be wrong, and maybe they did find a “fancy molasses” that I don’t know about. I would have thought that 11% Homemaid molasses would have given at least a little sweetness in the crust and crumb, but it didn’t.
There are so many variables that go into making a PIZZA. The hydration of the dough, flour, yeast and many more.. Amounts of any kind of yeast in a pizza can make a big difference. Most recipes posted on the web, use too much yeast in their recipes. What I have found out so far, is either bulk fermenting the dough or cold fermenting the dough will give a better flavor in the crust. I am still experimenting to find different flavors in the crust of pies. In my opinion pizza is all about the best flavor you can achieve in a crust. I still am on the journey about flavors in the crust. Even differences in temperatures in you home or times of the year can influence how much yeast to use. If you want a pizza to develop flavors in the crust, there are many ways to go about achieving this.
Adventure in Pizza Making
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