The three sauces, (Classico crushed tomatoes, 6-in-1s, with Novemberís recipe for spices & herbs, and Steveís modified Novemberís recipe) where all tasted by my taste testers first plain. We did blind taste tests. It was interesting because all but one taste tester could tell the Classico crushed tomatoes with Novemberís #2 sauce recipe was sweeter in taste compared the other two sauces. Most of the taste testers concluded if the 3 sauces werenít tasted each in succession, they might not be able to tell they were different. Of course, Steveís sauce was a little finer because he had used the blender for his sauce. One interesting thing about the taste test was that people thought that Steveís modified Novemberís sauce was stronger in the herb & spice taste. That was interesting because Steveís sauce didnít contain as much spices & herbs as my two sauces did. I donít know if it was Steveís brands of spices & herbs he used that caused these taste differences, or if it was because Steveís sauce was in the refrigerator a lot longer than my two sauces. We kept mixing up the sauces and it was interesting to hear what the test testers said. Some of them got mixed-up after multiple tasting, even after drinking water between each taste test.
I didnít take any pictures of the three sauces, but they all looked identical in color.
I only used the Classico crushed tomatoes with Novemberís #2 recipe to dress one pizza. The pizza I used that sauce for was the bulk fermented pie I had posted about in Johnís (fazzari) thread at Reply 147 and the following posts. http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,16761.msg165927.html#msg165927
Even after the sauce was baked on the pizza, it could be tasted that the sauce was sweeter, by all our taste testers.
I also only used Steveís modified Novemberís sauce on one pizza. That was the Power Flour preferment Lehmann dough pizza, at Reply 1112 and the following posts http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,9908.msg165973.html#msg165973
Steveís sauce tasted better than the Classico crushed tomatoes with Novemberís recipe, when baked on a pizza. All of the taste testers agreed on that. We also noted a little more salt taste in the sauce on that pizza, even though the little extra salt taste couldnít be tasted when just tasting the sauce plain. Donít know what was going on with that.
I didnít have time to try the 6-in-1s sauce with Novemberís recipe baked on a pizza.
If I use the Classico crushed tomatoes again in Novemberís recipe, I would add less sugar. I am not to sure about the salt either, but would think I would add less salt too.
Now on to trying to duplicate Steveís sauce with the Classico crushed tomatoes. I donít know if I am going to be able to understand how to do that. Steve did bring me a big can of 6-in-1s.