My husband was watching an episode of Man versus Food on Food Network where he visited Beau Jo's in Boulder, Colorado. There they serve Mountain Pie Pizza. It looked so delicious we were both the the point of drooling. I HAD to try making it myself. We live in Mexico at a high elevation so you may need to adjust the amount of yeast or rise time if you live at a lower elevation. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did. IT WAS AWESOME!
1In a large mixing bowl combine yeast, sugar, salt, and basil.
2Add hot water and milk. Let sit for a few minutes.
3Add 2 tbsp oil and combine. It will look soapy.
4Stir in the flour until a thick dough forms. You may need to add water or flour to adjust for the right texture.
5Knead the dough a few minutes on a floured surface until it is smooth.
6Roll out the dough until 1/4" thick (it should be about 20" in diameter)
7Use 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)
8Cover the dough and pan with a damp towel and place in a warm place to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
9Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Farenheit
10Add 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)
11Bake 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.
12When 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.
13Let 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!