Norma, I happened to be up at Knoebles this morning and walked by the side entrance to Cesaris just before the park opened and noticed a big flour bag in the trash can... they use Arezzios High Gluten, Bromated, Enriched, Malted flour... and My wife happened to ask the girl at the counter as the shop was opening if she'd sell us some of their prepared pizza sauce and the girl said, 'absolutely' and sold my wife three 12 oz cups of the stuff - for a buck a piece. I've got it sitting in my fridge right now - I have to go find some flour that is near to this style and try to duplicate! I am pretty sure they are stretching some low hydration doughs (I'm thinking 58% or so from how the guys stretch it), but definitely a thicker TF... I'll throw some different mozz's on it to see how that tastes on a few pies - I'm gonna give it a try and I'll let you know!
the sauce tastes heavily seasoned (Italian seasoning blend?), heavily salted, and interestingly sweet (honey? brown sugar?... can't put my finger on the sweet)...
Hoping to get up to Roots again soon!
I never hear of the Arezzios High-Gluten flour, but I think it is sold by Sysco. http://www.syscocentralpa.com/ordereze/Files/Sysco_Italian_Book.pdf
I sure don't know what protein the Arezzios High-Gluten flour is, but would think a flour like All Trumps, Kyrol, Pillsbury Balancer and maybe other higher protein flours might be a good start. What kind of flours do you have access to? I would believe their dough is also a lower hydration dough, something like what I tried on the boardwalk thread.
That sounds great that you got some of the prepared pizza sauce. That is a tough call on the sauce brand. So many different pizza sauces taste so different, but when ingredients are added they can almost taste the same. Maybe you want to save one of the cups and freeze it to compare it if you add different ingredients how yours will taste then. It could be Italian seasoning, maybe even different brands of oregano's, or other ingredients. I found different oreganoís have different tastes. The sweetness could come from many things to. I even forget how their sauce tastes since I haven't been to Cesari's Pizza for awhile.
Hope to see you at Root's again soon too!
Let us all know how your efforts turn out and best of luck.