I used the expanded dough calculating tool at http://www.pizzamaking.com/expanded_calculator.html
to come up with a test MM dough formulation using the Homemaid Molasses, as follows:MM Clone Dough Formulation Using Homemaid Molasses
|KASL or Power Flour (100%):|
Spring Water (52%):
Vegetable (Soybean) Oil (2.55%):
Homemaid Molasses (18%):
|312.33 g | 11.02 oz | 0.69 lbs|
162.41 g | 5.73 oz | 0.36 lbs
2.19 g | 0.08 oz | 0 lbs | 0.73 tsp | 0.24 tbsp
5.62 g | 0.2 oz | 0.01 lbs | 1.01 tsp | 0.34 tbsp
7.96 g | 0.28 oz | 0.02 lbs | 1.75 tsp | 0.58 tbsp
56.22 g | 1.98 oz | 0.12 lbs
546.73 g | 19.28 oz | 1.21 lbs | TF = N/A
Note: Dough is for a single 14" pizza; bowl residue compensation = 1.5%
You will note several things in the above MM clone dough formulation.
First, you have a choice of using either KASL or the Power flour. I think the Power flour may fit the MM Nutrition Facts better than the KASL, for the reasons as previously noted, but the differences aren't so great as to compel the use of the Power flour.
Second, I increased the hydration to 52%. The reason for doing this is was to compensate for the lower water content of the Homemaid Molasses and to achieve a total water content for the MM clone dough of around 40%.
Third, I did not specify volume measurements for the Homemaid Molasses since that information is not provided in the Homemaid Molasses specs (tablespoon measurements are usually reserved for retail molasses products, whereas commercial molasses products specify numbers per 100 grams). Maybe sometime you can weigh out say, 1/4 cup of the Homemaid Molasses, and divide that weight by 4 to get a rough conversion to tablespoons by weight. I would expect 20-21 grams per tablespoon. That number would also allow me to get sugars, carbohydrates, sodium and the like on a per tablespoon basis.
Fourth, in making the MM clone dough with the Homemaid Molasses, you might want to hold back on some of that molasses (that is, not mix all of it into the formula water) until you see that you are able to match the color with the MM dough sample that you now have in the freezer. You should defrost that dough ball to do the color comparison. Once you are done with it, you can refreeze it. If it takes more or less than the 56.22 grams of the Homemaid Molasses to get the colors matched, you might note the weight of the Homemaid Molasses that actually achieved that match. That would allow us to recalculate the amount of the Homemaid Molasses to use the next time, if the results warrant a next time.
Fifth, depending on what you achieve in terms of sweetness, we may want to tweak the amount of salt used in the MM clone dough. The amount now indicated (1.8%) is based on the MM Nutrition Facts and takes into account the sodium inherently included in flour and also in the Homemaid Molasses.
For the above MM clone dough formulation, I calculated an "adjusted" hydration that takes the water content of the Homemaid Molasses into account of 55.6%. The "effective" hydration that also takes the soybean oil into account is 58.2%.
If there are any further developments related to the Homemaid Molasses, I will let you know.