Monthly Archives: December 2013

January Cooking Classes

Happy New Year! A new year with new beginnings and already we are inundated with prices going up.  Well life goes on. No point delving into something we cannot control.

This month I’m doing a few more cooking classes rather then baking all because it is Chinese New Year.  So I hope to see everyone this month. And for those who dropped by and gave me wonderful Christmas goodies.. they were so nice no one had a chance to taste it THANK YOU.  It is always nice to receive gifts like that out of the blue.  And also when my cake tasted so much better when they baked it made it even more special.  So here goes..

Saturday 4th January 10 – 1 pm

Cookies for Chinese New Year

  1. Almond Biscotti
  2. Dried Prawn Cookies
  3. Cashewnut Cookies

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

MONDAY 14th January 10 to 1 pm (NEW CLASS)

Pineapple Tarts

Learn to make two types of pineapple tarts and of course the quintessential PINEAPPLE JAM!

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  1. Old fashioned Open Pineapple Tarts
  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)

Sunday 5th January 10 to 1 pm

Friday 17th January 10 am to 1.30 – Holiday Class

Homemade Bak Kwa and Bak Hu ( Chicken Floss)

Homemade Bak Kwa and Bak Hu ( Chicken Floss)

 Bak Kwa

Learn to make Chicken Bak Kwa

You will learn to make this favorite from scratch.  This is a fully hands on session.

Price Per Person: $75 (Class will commence once there are 8 students)

Saturday 11th January 10 to 1 pm

Indonesian Layered Cake

You will learn to make three types of layer cake.

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  1. Indonesian Layer Cake
  2. Almond Layer Cake
  3. Chocolate Layer Cake

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 8 students)

 Saturday 11th January 2.30 to 5.30

A Simple Reunion Dinner

  1. Nonya Yee Sang
  2. Buttered Prawns
  3. Lemon Chicken
  4. Tofu with Fatt Choy and Mushrooms

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Saturday 18th  January 10 am to 1 pm

Tofu Dishes for Chinese New Year

A class where all dishes will be made with different kinds of Tofu

  1. Crispy Tofu Balls
  2. Three Tofu Curry
  3. Tempe Tofu Medley (Something Eda created)

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Saturday 18th January 2.30 to 5.30

Roast Chicken Class

Roasted Chickens make a party easy and fuss free. On a usually hot Chinese New Year’s day surprise everyone by serving them roasted chicken and two Asian type accompaniments.
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You will learn;

  1. Two Types of Roasted Chicken
  2. Pomelo Salad
  3. An Arrowroot Dish – Ngaku

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Sunday 19th January 10 to 1 pm

Carrot Cake and Italian Butter Cream Class

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Learn to make one of my favorite cakes

Carrot and Cranberry Cake with Italian Butter Cream and  Coconut

You will learn:

  1. Nutty Carrot and Cranberry cake
  2. Italian Butter Cream

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

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 www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

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December Cooking and Baking Classes

It’s Christmas Time and it is always a fun time when I get to teach all my favorite foods and foods that have always been a part of my life.  Hope to see you all…

Christmas Cake Class 1

Saturday December 7th 10 am to 1 pm

 

It’s my favorite time of year when we make our Christmas Cake. You will learn to make two types of fruit cakes.

  1. Rich Rich Fruit Cake
  2. Semolina Fruit Cake

This is a semi hands on class where students will participate in making and baking the cake together.

Price Per Person: $95  Class will commence once there are six students.

 

Christmas Cake Class 2

Saturday December 7th  2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make English Classics that are oldies but goodies and seldom heard off around here.

  1. Dundee Cake
  2. Classic English Christmas Cake

Price Per Person: $95  (Class will commence once there are six students.

 

Pineapple Tarts for Christmas

Sunday December 8th  10am to 1 pm

What is life without pineapple tarts especially during Christmas.   Learn to make two types of pineapple tarts and of course the quintessential PINEAPPLE JAM!

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  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)

 

A Nutty Cookie Class

Sunday December 8th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make 3 types of Nutty Cookies

You will learn to make;

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  1. Almond Biscotti
  2. Walnut Cookies
  3. Hazelnut Swirls

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 8 students)

 

Sri Lankan Love Cake

Wednesday December 11th 10 to 1 pm

After years and years, I am finally holding this Love Cake Class.  This is a traditional cake made when gentlemen came a courting.  Learn to make this cake from scratch.  This cake takes a bit of precision and care when being prepared.

This is a hands on session where you will be making this cake in groups.

Price Per Person: $65. Class will commence once there are 6 students.

 

Vegetarian Christmas Wonders

Wednesday December 11th  2.30 to 5.30

As I have not been eating meat now for 9 months and still counting, I thought I should include this class just for those celebrating Christmas or any other celebration and can never have anything interesting.  So here goes, you will learn:

  1. Cheese and Spinach Roulade
  2. Choux Pastry filled with Mushrooms and Port
  3. Apple and Fruit Mince Strudel
  4. Caramelised Cheese and Onion Tartlets
  5. Home Made Fruit Mince for the Strudel

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Christmas Turkey Class

Saturday December 14th 10 to 1 pm

It’s the yearly Turkey Class; learn to make my moist turkey and all the trimmings and accompaniments that go with it.

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  1. Roast turkey with
  2. Chestnut stuffing
  3. Turkey gravy
  4. Refreshing Tomato and Grape Salad
  5. German Potato Salad
  6. Christmas pudding
  7. Butter custard sauce

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Price Per Person: $135. Class will commence once there are eight students.

 

 Christmas Roasting Lamb and Chicken Class

Saturday December 14th 2.30 to 5.30

FRIDAY NIGHT CLASS December 13th 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm – 3 Places Left.

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  1. Lemon Rosemary Leg of Lamb
  2. Roast Chicken
  3. Stuffing
  4. Two Cheese Potato Pancakes– A Dish with many uses.
  5. Whole Baked Carrots
  6. Christmas Pudding
  7. Brandy Butter Sauce

Price Per Person: $145 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

This is a hands on class, We prepare and cook the meal together and then have a nice meal.

Christmas Delights

Sunday December 15th 10 am to 1 pm

You will learn to make some Christmas favorites that seem to be rather expensive at all major hotels.  This is a fully Hands on session where you will be working in groups.  You will learn to make:

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  1. Christmas Stollen
  2. Marzipan for Stollen Filling
  3. Fruit Mince Tart Filling from scratch
  4. Christmas Fruit Mince Tart
  5. Shortbread

Christmas Fruit Mince

Shortbread

These are ideal homemade Christmas gifts.

Price Per Person: $95  Class will commence once there are eight students.

Yule Log

Sunday December 15th 2.30 to 5 pm

Decorate your OWN Christmas Yule Log and take it home.  You will learn to prepare

  1. Traditional Sponge for Swiss Roll
  2. Cherry Filling
  3. Chocolate Icing to decorate the cake

This is a Fully Hands on session, so please dress comfortably.

Price Per Person: $95.  Class will commence once there are eight students.

Boxes will be provided to take your cakes 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 www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com