Homemade Mountain Pie Pizza
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vegetable oil (divided into 2 tbsp and 2 tbsp)
manchego or mozzarella cheese, shredded
spaghetti sauce (normally 32 oz)
black olives, drained
red bell pepper, canned, drained
broccoli, steamed, with water patted out
pepperoni, chicken, or meat of choice
In a large mixing bowl combine yeast, sugar, salt, and basil.
Add hot water and milk. Let sit for a few minutes.
Add 2 tbsp oil and combine. It will look soapy.
Stir in the flour until a thick dough forms. You may need to add water or flour to adjust for the right texture.
Knead the dough a few minutes on a floured surface until it is smooth.
Roll out the dough until 1/4" thick (it should be about 20" in diameter)
Use the remaining 2 tbsp oil to oil a springform pan. Lay the dough in the springform pan and up the edges. Fold it over a little along the top of the pan so that it will not fall in (see the picture)
Cover the dough and pan with a damp towel and place in a warm place to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Farenheit
Add the toppings (all the sauce, then all the spices, then 8oz cheese, then the broccoli, olives, and red bell peppers, then the other 8oz cheese, then the meat)
Bake for 45 minutes or until the crust along the upper edge is golden brown. You might want to check it at 30 minutes to make sure, as ovens vary.
When you take it out, I suggest you check to see how liquidy it is and maybe pour out some of the liquid before removing from the springform pan. This will help when you cut the pizza.
Let the pizza cool about 10 minutes, then remove from the springform pan. The crust should serve as a perfect barrier for all the toppings to stay in. It looks soooo amazing when you cut it! ENJOY!
Last Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015