Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur
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Todd Wilbur of Top Secrets cookbooks has a show on CMT (on Thursdays) that I taped a week or so ago on Domino's pizzas. What a fun show it is! I have most of his books, at least those that were published 5 or 6 years ago, my kids and grandkids gave them to me for presents with instructions to please make certain dishes for them.

Not bad recipes, either. Some I still make once in a while. Anyway, the pizza show really sounded good, so Sunday I made the his 'knock off' dough and it is resting for 2 days. Made the sauce yesterday and it is delicious!! Cheeses are all grated and I'm really looking forward to making this tonight.

Here's the recipe -

* Exported from MasterCook *

Domino's Large Cheese Pizza - Todd Wilbur's version
Dough:
16 ounces bottled water (room temperature)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon yeast (not rapid-rise yeast)
13 ounces bread flour
12 ounces high-gluten flour (such as Bouncer)
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Dissolve sugar and yeast in water. Combine flours and salt in a mixer using a paddle.

When yeast solution begins to foam, pour into flour along with oil. Use a dough hook to mix until all ingredients come together. Knead with dough hook for 5 minutes. Place dough in a plastic bag and then into your refrigerator for two days.
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1 cup cornmeal for tossing dough

When you are ready to make pizza, preheat a convection oven to 450 degrees (or conventional oven to 475 degrees).

Divide the dough in half. Form half of the dough into a dough ball on a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle cornmeal on a clean flat surface and begin to stretch out the dough using your hands until you have stretched it enough to fit on a 14-inch pizza screen. Lay the dough onto the screen, and stretch it to form a perfect circle to the edge of the screen.

Sauce
1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
2 1/2 cups Hunt's or Contadina tomato puree
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Make the sauce by pureeing the crushed tomatoes in a blender until smooth, then combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat, when mixture begins to bubble reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool, then chill in a covered container until you make your pizza.

6 cups shredded mozzarella-provolone cheese blend ( My note: Use 3 to 1 - Mozz to Provolone, for each pizza 9 oz. Mozz/3 oz. Provolone)

Spoon a thin layer of sauce over the pizza dough leaving about a 1-inch margin at the edge.

Sprinkle about 3 cups of the shredded cheese blend over the sauce. Don't worry if some falls onto the edge of the dough.

Bake pizza for 8 to 9 minutes or until cheese and crust begins to brown.

Garlic Oil Spread (for crust)
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley (crushed)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

While the pizza bakes, make the garlic oil spread by melting margarine in microwave oven or in a small saucepan over low heat. Use a mortar and pestle (or your fingers and a small bowl) to crush the dried parsley into smaller bits. Remove melted margarine from the heat and add Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic and salt.

When pizza is done, remove it from the oven and brush crust with garlic oil spread. Use a pizza wheel to cut pizza into 8 slices. Repeat process for 2nd large pizza.

Makes 2 large pizzas.

Description:
"Makes 2 14-inch pizzas."
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Wilbur's NOTES : To create a dough that is most like the stuff you get at Domnino's you should let it rise for 48 hours in your refrigerator. If you don't want to wait that long, at least let the dough rise overnight. If you can't find high-gluten flour, use 25 ounces of bread flour. And if you want the absolute best clone bake the pizza on a 14-inch perforated pan or pizza screen. This recipe makes two plain cheese pizzas, but feel free to add the toppings of your choice before baking.

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I do not have "bouncer" so used 25 oz. of King Arthur hi-gluten flour. I'm also using butter, no margarine.

Other than that, I'm following the recipe as written - we don't eat Domino's pizza, (at least for a hundred years, so don't know what flavors we're looking for, but we'll know if we like this anyway.

Might get a Domino's on the road to taste compare.
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  Re: Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur by cjs (Todd Wilbur of Top S...)
This is too cool! I've been asked to do pizza for a snack Saturday before the oyster roast, since YS's fiancée doesn't eat oysters. I may do one of these for comparison! Although, I know, Tracie (I know, weird, right, Jean?), is looking forward to a Truffle Pizza, her FAVORITE!
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#13
  Re: Re: Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur by Gourmet_Mom (This is too cool! I...)
Well, a wrench was thrown into my plans for pizza making last night...by the name of "Hank" - Don's new dog. Evidently, Hank had 'accidents' all over his pen while Don was at work and the house smelled awful, so he wouldn't let us come over there to cook. Had to do the pizza in the trailer oven, which is a pretty sad excuse for an oven. But, we did it, after a fashion.

The flavors are great - that sauce is just wonderful and if makes me mad that it is so good, I really can't mess with it to make it mine!!



The oven just couldn't handle cooking the crust properly, but we could at least get the idea. I'll try the 2nd one at Tracie's and see if her oven can do better.
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  Re: Re: Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur by cjs (Well, a wrench was t...)
Looks like a good one, Jean. I hope to get to play a little while I'm off, great picture.
Daphne
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  Re: Re: Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur by Gourmet_Mom (Looks like a good on...)
Looks Fantastic Jean. And if I remember right, it looks a lot like a domino's pizza. But better!
Erin
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#16
  Re: Re: Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur by esgunn (Looks Fantastic Jean...)
Um, where is the recipe for this??
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#17
  Re: Re: Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur by farnfam (Um, where is the rec...)
Um...up at the top. I gave Trace a spoonful of the sauce to try when I was putting the pizza together and she said - That's it!! So, guess he nailed that part of it anyway.

I'll do this again, but I'll use 2 cups of cheese - geez, 3 cups is just too much, even for me.
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  Re: Re: Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur by cjs (Um...up at the top. ...)
Saw the KFC and Cinnabon episodes. Still need to catch up on the others.
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  Re: Re: Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur by labradors (Saw the KFC and Cinn...)
I used part of this to make pizzas tonight and they were great. I just used the crust seasoning part. Even my youngest, pickiest daughter ate the crusts! Pretty good. Not a huge fan of Domino's, but they are okay in a pinch. The one addition I did love when they redid their recipe was the seasoned crust part.
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#20
  Re: Re: Domino's Pizza a la Todd Wilbur by luvnit (I used part of this ...)
I'm not sure I'm with you, Laura - has Domino's changed their crust method lately? and what seasoning? All this one has is sugar and salt, which is usual in crust.
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