We've all done a lot of tinkering with Malnati's dough but the one that I'm sticking with is from Reply #50 in this thread. I can't do better. http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,10161.msg89174.html#msg89174
I made some pizzas following this formula yesterday that were the finest I've done and I think the slight improvement that I got out of it was due to the management of the dough. The dough was made 24 hrs. before use with, despite using IDY, some really warm water. Not exactly sure but probably around 110*. First the yeast went into the KA mixer bowl followed by the water. Quick whisk to mix them up. Added the oil then the flour. Mixed on "mix" speed of KA Artisan with dough hook for 2:15.
I nuked three cups of water in a glass measuring cup to boiling then put the mass of dough into the mic along with the hot water for 1hr 45min. The entire mass went into a ziplock bag then into the fridge, back bottom where it's coldest. Pulled dough out 2 hours before use but let sit for only about 20 mins. before portioning. I heated up some water again then placed the dough balls into the microwave with that hot water just like the initial rise. Small area with high humidity was perfect. Very strong yeasty/beer fragrance to this, a great indicator to me that, based on previous experience, it should taste right on.
I've included pics of the dough balls just after portioning when they were still cool. In the pic, the upper left dough ball is 285g for a 12" thin but the low center and upper right balls are each 340g for 9" deep dish pies. This is the closest looking to the Malnati's dough balls from the video (no longer available) that I've been able to produce. No pics of the finished pies but they were delicious!
Here's the entire formulation:
Flour (100%): 574.55 g | 20.27 oz | 1.27 lbs
Water (45.88%): 263.6 g | 9.3 oz | 0.58 lbs
IDY (0.5%): 2.87 g | 0.1 oz | 0.01 lbs | 0.95 tsp | 0.32 tbsp
Olive Oil (3.8%): 21.83 g | 0.77 oz | 0.05 lbs | 4.85 tsp | 1.62 tbsp
Corn Oil (19.12%): 109.85 g | 3.87 oz | 0.24 lbs | 8.14 tbsp | 0.51 cups
Total (169.3%): 972.7 g | 34.31 oz | 2.14 lbs | TF = 0.1213
Any questions, just ask.