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Dough for Pita, Pizza, or Empanadas

We like the Trader Joes Sprouted Whole-Grain Pizza Crust for this homemade pizza, but I wanted to make my own for a Greek meza (photos below) with Yannis, Merche, John, & Elsa. Mom made homemade bread all the time, but I've never made a yeast dough. Judi says it's easy; Nick makes dough for their pizzas all the time. Natalie did a science fair experiment and found that adding sugar, honey, or maple syrup to the wet yeast made it rise more.  Judi says her favorite dough is whole wheat flour with a little maple syrup.

So that's what I tried here, while mostly following the recipe for Roberta's Pizza Dough, which is surprisingly similar to this greek pita recipe. We made pizza the greek way with red onion, capers, oregano, and kalamata olives, and Yannis brought feta. We also had a meza of stewed okra in tomato sauce, greek fava hummus, and stuffed eggplant, which we ate with pita made from the dough. I used the leftovers to make empanadas with the leftovers (see pho…