Hi, My name is Connor Thompson. I am an eighteen year old freshmen at North Carolina State University. I am planning on majoring in Chemical Engineering with a possible minor in Business Administation and Economics. I have wanted for the past few years to get involved in the energy field. One of the reasons I have chose Chem E for my major is that I love Chemistry. I enjoy math as well, so I figured Chem E was the right fit.

School can always be a little tedious, so my favorite break is spring break. This is because my family always goes snow skiing for spring break. Ever since I was nine, my family would take a trip somewhere cold to ski. Aside from the skiing, it was always a great family time. We would always play cards at the dinner table or go out and eat at places that were no where close to what we were used to. We have been to many different ski resorts and at everyone of them we did something interesting and different than the last.


How To Make Pizza

  1. Make the base: Put the flour into a large bowl, then stir in the yeast and salt. Make a well, pour in 200ml warm water and the olive oil and bring together with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins until smooth. Cover with a tea towel and set aside. You can leave the dough to rise if you like, but it's not essential for a thin crust.
  2. Make the sauce: Mix the passata, basil and crushed garlic together, then season to taste. Leave to stand at room temperature while you get on with shaping the base.
  3. Roll out the dough: If you've let the dough rise, give it a quick knead, then split into two balls. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into large rounds, about 25cm across, using a rolling pin. The dough needs to be very thin as it will rise in the oven. Lift the rounds onto two floured baking sheets.
  4. Top and bake: Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C /gas 8. Put another baking sheet or an upturned baking tray in the oven on the top shelf. Smooth sauce over bases with the back of a spoon. Scatter with cheese and tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil and season. Put one pizza, still on its baking sheet, on top of the preheated sheet or tray. Bake for 8-10 mins until crisp. Serve with a little more olive oil, and basil leaves if using.

Course Number Expected Grade
E115 P
MA341 A
HI 207 P
PE 256 A+
EC 205 A+
PY 205 B+
E101 A

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