Hello my name is DaNelle and I used to be addicted to Papa John's Pizza. It's true my friends. Before I made the switch to real food, before I knew that fake food made with chemicals was contributing to my weight gain, before I even knew what a GMO (genetically modified organism) was, I was inhaling Papa John's pizza like it was my last meal...every weekend.
I learned that restaurants made their pizza with, well, everything I didn't want in my body (at least not every single weekend)...
Pizza Dough: Bleached, enriched wheat flour (niacin, iron (reduced),
thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), malted barley flour, clear
filtered water, sugar, soybean oil, salt, yeast, inactive dried yeast,
ascorbic acid, (added as dough conditioner), enzymes.
Pizza Sauce Mix: Fresh tomatoes, sunflower oil/extra virgin olive oil blend,
salt, oregano, spices (pepper), citric acid, sugar, garlic, basil, soybean
Cheese: Part-skim mozzarella cheese [pasteurized milk, salt, cultures,
enzymes], modified starch [derived from corn], sodium propionate (added as a
I knew I had to recreate it at home. Because I'm not a great cook and because I'm inherently lazy, I gave up after about the 3rd try. And because my husband isn't picky and doesn't care if he's eating a brick with sauce & cheese on it for dinner, we settled for less than mediocre pizza...for about 3 years. I came to the conclusion that the reason my pizza crust was dense and thick was from of the absence of white flour. Boy, was I wrong...