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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 l