Monthly Archives: January 2013

February Cooking Class Schedule

Bak Kwa and Chicken Floss Class
Saturday February 2nd 10 to 1
LAST CLASS FOR THE YEAR

CLASS IS FULL

Learn to make Chicken Bak Kwa and Chicken Floss (Bak Hu)for Chinese New Year. Make your own this year when you realize how easy and cheap it is to make these delicacies from scratch. Trust me, I learnt and I was quite surprised.

Some parts of the class will be held outdoors so please wear something comfortable in case it gets hot.

Please bring two small containers to take your foods home.

Price Per Person: $90.

(Class will commence once there are six students)

Pineapple Tarts
Sunday February 3rd 10 to 1
LAST CLASS FOR THE YEAR

CLASS IS FULL

What is life without pineapple tarts. Learn to make two types of pineapple tarts.
You will learn two types of pastries and the jam of course.

1. Old fashion pineapple tart
2. Rolled Pineapple Tart
3. Pineapple Jam
This is a hands on class, please bring containers to take home your cookies

Price Per Person: $90

(Class will commence once there are six students)

Puff Pastry Class
Sunday February 3rd 2.30 to 5.30

2 MORE PLACES

After two wonderful classes the last few weeks, I thought why not? So we’re doing it again.
You will learn to make:

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

1. Puff Pastry
2. Sausage Rolls – The real one
3. Creamy Chicken with Three Mushroom Filling

Price Per Person: $95

(Class will commence once there are 6 students)
This is a hands on class, please bring your containers to take your pies and sausage rolls home. PLEASE DRESS COMFORTABLY.

Cream Puff and Chouros Class Saturday

16th February 2.30 – 5.30

CLASS IS FULL

Learn to make Cream Puffs and Chouros together with 2 simple toppings to go with it.

cream puff2

This is a fully hands on Class.

Price Per Person: $90

(Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Coconut Free Curry Class 2
Saturday February 16th 10  to 1

1. Chicken Devil Curry
2. Dry Mutton Curry
3. A Hearty Vegetable Dhall Curry

Price Per Person: $100

(Class will commence once there are six students)
Please bring three containers to take your curries home.

Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya. Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries. Please check my blog http://www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

Fees are to be paid once you make a booking, if a class is canceled you will be refunded. If fees are not paid, your name will be not be placed on the list.

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Pass the Butter…Please…

This is interesting . .. . I’ve always been an advocate of Butter in my classes, and sometimes I get told that Margarine is better and all, but I have always stuck to my guns. So here goes Ladies and Gentlemen… I found this article on one of my students Facebook.

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings….

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end…gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!

Amul Butter

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary heart disease …

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers quality of breast milk

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here’s the most disturbing fact… HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC… and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

January 2013 Cooking Classes

Bak Kwa and Chicken Floss Class

Saturday, January 26th 2.30 – CLASS IS FULL

Sun, Jan 13, 2013: 10am – 1pm – CLASS IS FULL

Sat, Jan 19, 2013: 10am – 1pm

Sun, Jan 27, 2013: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Learn to make Chicken Bak Kwa and Chicken Floss (Bak Hu)for Chinese New Year. Make your own this year when you realize how easy and cheap it is to make these delicacies from scratch. Trust me, I learnt and I was quite surprised.

Homemade Bak Kwa and Bak Hu ( Chicken Floss)

Homemade Bak Kwa and Bak Hu ( Chicken Floss)

Some parts of the class will be held outdoors so please wear something comfortable in case it gets hot.

Please bring two small containers to take your foods home.

Price Per Person: $90. (Class will commence once there are six students)

Pineapple Tarts

Saturday January 26th 10 to 1 pm NEW CLASS

Saturday January 12th 10 to 1 pm

CLASS IS FULL

Saturday January 12th 2.30 to 5.30 – CLASS IS FULL

Thursday January 24th 10 to 1 pm – Class is FULL

What is life without pineapple tarts. Learn to make two types of pineapple tarts.
You will learn two types of pastries and the jam of course.

1. Old fashion Pineapple Tarts

Old Fashion Pineapple Tarts

Old Fashion Pineapple Tarts

2. Rolled Pineapple Tarts
3. Pineapple Jam

This is a hands on class, please bring containers to take home your cookies

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are six students)

Coconut Free Curry Class 2
CLASS IS FULL

Sunday 13th January 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

1. Chicken Devil Curry
2. Dry Mutton Curry
3. A Hearty Vegetable Dhall Curry

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are six students)

Please bring three containers to take your curries home.

Puff Pastry Class – BOTH CLASSES ARE FULL

Sunday 20th 2.30 to 5.30

Thursday 24th 2.30 to 5.30– Public Holiday Class

I have been putting off this class for a long time so today after almost 5 years I am holding it again with a new no fail recipe I have taught in my private classes.
You will learn to make:
1. Puff Pastry
2. Sausage Rolls – The real one
3. Creamy Chicken with Three Mushroom Filling

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

This is a hands on class, please bring your containers to take your pies and sausage rolls home.

Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya. Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries. Please check my blog http://www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

Fees are to be paid once you make a booking, if a class is canceled you will be refunded. If fees are not paid, your name will be not be placed on the list.