The amount of sauce I was using probably was the wrong amount. When you have time to think all this over in your next iteration for a formula, I would appreciate if you could post how much sauce you think Biz and I should use, or for anyone that is interested in trying the formulas you set-forth.

Norma,

Based on what I have seen in the videos where Spoodle-like portioners are used, I believe that the portioners have a 6-ounce capacity and that only a single portioner is used for all MM pizzas, irrespective of size. For example, where portioners were shown in the videos, I did not see several of them with different bowl capacities.

To come up with some recommended values of pizza sauce for the different pizza sizes, I relied on the article that I previously found at

http://www.nbcdfw.com/the-scene/food-drink/Mellow-Mushrooms-House-Special-Recipe.html (see Reply 21 at

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,3940.msg149709.html#msg149709). In that article, instructions are given to make a 10" pizza using 12 ounces of dough, which is the correct amount of dough for a 10" pizza, 3 ounces of pizza sauce, and 4 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese. The 3 ounces of sauce would seem to fit what is shown in the earlier referenced video at

where about a half of the capacity of the portioner is used to make a 10" pizza. If the 3 ounces of pizza sauce is correct for the 10" size pizza, then the amounts of sauce that would be needed for a 14" pizza and a 16" pizza are as follows (if we assume that the amounts of sauce are intended to be proportional based on the surface areas of the pizzas):

14": 3 x 49/25 = 5.88 ounces, or rounded out to 6 ounces (by volume)

16": 3 x 64/25 = 7.68 ounces, or rounded out to 8 ounces (by volume)

I believe that in pizzerias the amount of sauce is held constant on a given pizza irrespective of what else goes onto the pizza. If I am wrong here, then the above values would change. But I believe that they would hold for a basic cheese pizza.

The same calculations can be done for the shredded mozzarella cheese. If 4 ounces of shredde mozzarella cheese is correct for a 10" pizza, then the corresponding amounts for 14" and 16" pizzas, with all else being equal, would be:

14": 4 x 49/25 = 7.84 ounces, or rounded out to 8 ounces (presumably by weight)

16": 4 x 64/25 = 10.24 ounces, or rounded out to 10 ounces (presumably by weight)

I don't know what the rules are for amounts of cheese based on what else is on the pizza. However, for the 10" pepperoni pizza I tried in Florida, it seemed that there wasn't a great deal of cheese on the pizza. So, the above numbers may be on the high side. The MM pizzas that I have seen in videos also seem to be light on the cheese.

For number of pepperoni slices, I would suggest the following number of slices be used for the different pizza sizes:

10": 11 pepperoni slices

14": 11 x 49/25 = 21.56 slices, or rounded out to 22 pepperoni slices

16": 11 x 64/25 = 40.96 slices, or rounded out to 41 pepperoni slices

I don't know what brand of pepperoni slices MM uses, but I read an item recently that said that a particular MM store was going with Boars Head meats. A Boars Head pepperoni would be a good choice from what I have read.

I can't vouch for the accuracy of the above numbers. They are my best estimates based on what I have read and seen in the videos. One might be able to get actual values, or information to calculate better values, by buying basic baked MM pizzas, like a plain pizza or a pepperoni pizza, and weighing them.

Peter