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Whole wheat pizza dough with molasses

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AuKauKat's picture
AuKauKat

Whole wheat pizza dough with molasses

I enjoy recreating recipes from my favorite restaurants, and I just found out that one of my favorite pizza place (which has the best crust ever) uses molasses and whole wheat flour to make their pizza dough. I've only made basic pizza doughs so am not an expert in that area, so am wondering if anyone out there knows of a recipe or has a suggestion of how I can go about trying to recreate that dough?


Thanks!

xaipete's picture
xaipete

You could try the dough in the pizza primer and just replace the sugar with molasses, which isn't as sweet, and half the white flour with whole wheat. You might have to adjust the water up a little, but it should work and give you a good start on your recreation.


--Pamela

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AuKauKat

That sounds great...I'll definitely try that the next time I make pizza dough! 


Forgive my ignorance :) One question I have...Mellow Mushroom (the restaurant)'s dough does have a sweetness to it.  If I replace the sugar with molasses, won't the dough lose some of its sweetness?


Thanks!

xaipete's picture
xaipete

I suppose you could up the molasses a little or even do a combo of molasses & honey or sugar.


--Pamela

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DanOMite

hmmm well they claim spring water is part of the secret ingredients...i love their pizza too....i would probably say their dough is 50/50 at best....maybe even 70/30 by that i mean the amonut of white flour vs whole wheat...and it probably is white wheat hence the milder sweeter flavor...i would go easy on the molasses and sweeteners though...i've made pizza dough with honey and it was far too sweet for my taste...the contrast was just too drastic...

give it a whirl though and let us know how it goes...and stay mellow :)

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SulaBlue

Is a super, super-thin flakey crisp crust like PapaJohn's - but with more flavor. I get the impression from the almost Ritz-cracker like consistency that it's some sort of laminated pastry-dough type of crust? Event the crust texture from Pizza Hut's thin-n-crispy would be great. I just hate doughy pizza crust. Obviously I'm not from NYC. If I can fold it, BLECH!