Back to the Marcello's thing.
I just had lunch over there again after the owner's girlfriend came into our store for some repairs. I chatted with her a little about their Rotoflex oven. Turns out they don't bake on steel decks. I asked if it was outfitted with Fibrament decks since I heard that they also make decks for the Rotoflex ovens. She told me that they bake on some sort of composite hearth deck at 550°F but she didn't know what the composite deck is made of.
She also asked me if I'd put oil in my dough. I said that I have made it with and without oil.
Anyway, I took some pics and this time I had a whole hour for lunch and enough time to check the slices out a bit closer. First off, the cornicione was very - no, make that extremely - light and very puffy. It also had some weight to it which struck me as odd given the lightness when I bit into it.
Secondly, I took a closer look at their sauce. I did not detect any added spices, taste-wise or visually. Nothing. The sauce struck me as a very deeply red, fresh-tasting heavy tomato puree, for the lack of better words. I also didn't taste any sugar or excessive salt. Just plain fresh tomato.
The bottom of the crust showed signs of a healthy charring without being burnt. The crust itself was very thin with a huge puffy rim. It was foldable and the tip showed some flop.
The cheese was distributed sparingly but still covered the slices nicely with some red spots showing through. Just the right amount.
Also, I bought two doughballs this time. When I picked them up from the counter I was a little surprised by their weight. I have a feeling that they gave me two doughballs for an 18 or perhaps 20" pie. Tonight I'll check them out and take some pic with my digital cam instead of my cell phone since I'm still at work. Good thing is, though, that it's cold here and I have the dough sitting outside. Hopefully it won't be overproofed by the time I get home...
Some pics of the Marcello's slices:
I didn't mean to say "very bright" when it comes to their sauce. My bad. I should have said a very deeply red, almost like the color of a fire truck, kind of color. I corrected it.