Visiting my sister in the Denver area this past weekend, I had the joy of experiencing Beau Jo's "Mountain Pies" and it was...
(these are tears of joy).
I, for one, wanted to at least see if I could replicate such a pie, and found this video posted in beaujo's youtube channel:
. Unfortunately the video is accelerated so quickly it's hard to see what's going on, but I've been able to pick out the main points:
1) "pitcher" (~8 -12 cups?) of unidentified type of flour.
2) ~1/2 c of yellow powder - I'm assuming yeast
3) ~3-4c of oil
4) ~4c of amber colored liquid... some sort of molasses/honey-something? All I now is that it has to be the sugar element to the crust.
5) ~6c of water
6) kneading hook in industrial-sized mixer
7) throw in a bucket to rise
) assembly & baking
I'm pretty terrible at estimating proportions, so I'd appreciate others with a discerning eye to give a crack at decoding this vid.
According to a number of blogs/videos around the web, they use whole-milk motz, and some of their pies cook twice with a final layer of motz on top.
(For those interested in seeing the whole Man v. Food spot, it can be found here:
Thanks for your consideration!