‘Tis the season for warm comfort foods. And, whether you want to entertain the kids or host a date night at your place, the winter weather makes it the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and stay in for a homemade pizza night. So, we were thrilled when Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards shared their Executive Chef Ian Rynecki’s beloved pizza recipe! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Pippin Pizza Dough

*This recipe is by weight, which will yield the best results for your dough. Yields 2 pizza doughs.


  • 153 grams all-purpose flour
  • 153 grams 00 (doppio zero) flour
  • 200 grams lukewarm tap water
  • 8 grams salt
  • 4 grams of olive oil
  • 2 grams of instant yeast


In a bowl, thoroughly blend both of the flours, yeast and salt. Then, add the water and, with your hands, mix thoroughly.

Transfer to a bowl rubbed with EVOO, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rise at room temperature for 24 hours, or until it has more than doubled.

Flour a work surface and scrape out the dough. Divide it into 9 oz portions and shape them.

Mold the dough into a neat circular mound. The mounds should be slightly sticky, so add more flour as needed when rolling out. Allow the dough to double at room temperature.

Once doubled in size, roll out using your hands to a 14-inch round. Cook on a pizza stone in a 450-degree oven with your favorite toppings.

Photo Courtesy of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Pippin Quick Red Sauce

Yields about 1 QT of sauce.


  • 4 cups San Marzano tomato (crushed or whole peeled)
  • 8 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly diced
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


In a small saucepan, sauté the garlic for 30 seconds over medium heat.

Stir in the tomatoes, salt, sugar, basil and oregano. Then, bring to a simmer.

Turn down the heat and let the sauce reduce for about 30 minutes.

Blend using an immersion blender until smooth. ~

Photo by Elisa Bricker, Courtesy of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards


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