Category Archives: Chocolate Indulgence class with Nicholas Pillai

August 2017 Baking and Cooking Classes

Chocolate Dessert Class

Saturday August 12th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make;

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  1. Chocolate Tart
  2. Chocolate Lava Cake
  3. Chocolate Mousse

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Price Per Person: $135 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Lemon Desserts

Saturday August 12th 2.30 to 5.30

I like sweetish sourish desserts, so you will learn;

Lemon Slice

Lemon Slice

  1. Lemon Meringue Cupcake – Totally Butter Free Cupcake
  2. Lemon Slice
  3. Lemon Short Bread

This is a fully hands on class.  Class will commence once there are 6 students.

Price Per Person: $135

 

Pineapple Tarts

Sunday August 13th 2.30 to 5.30

A favorite of every festive or any time in Malaysia.

Learn to make two types of pineapple tarts.

You will learn two types of pastries and the jam of course.

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  1. Old Fashion Pineapple Tart – Opened Tarts
  2. Rolled Pineapple Tart
  3. Pineapple Jam

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

Price Per Person: $120 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Saturday August 19th 2.30 to 5.30

A favorite everywhere, any time…

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  1. Chicken Rice (Heong Fun)
  2. Silken Chicken
  3. Ginger Gravy
  4. Chilly Sauce
  5. Chicken Stock

Price Per Person: $125 (Class will commence once there are 4 students)

 

Indian Style Chicken Class

Sunday August 20th 10 to 1pm

 

I haven’t had this class in a while, because the last time I was quite flustered.  I learnt this in India and when it is not my recipe and I am teaching it, it can get difficult.  So now I’ve refined it and let’s do it again.  You will learn;

  1. Chicken Tandoori
  2. Chicken Malai Tikka
  3. Chicken Lollipop

Price Per Person: RM145 (Class will commence once there are 4 students)

 

 

Fruit Cake

Sunday August 20th 2.30 to 5pm

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Fruitcakes can be made months in advance and nurtured with brandy every week till the big day arrives.  Learn to make;

  1. English Fruit Cake
  2. Rich Chunky Fruit Cake

Price Per Person: RM150 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 
Laksa Class

SUNDAY August 27th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to prepare quick and easy Laksa favorites.  You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Curry Laksa
  2. Assam Laksa

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Price Per Person: RM135 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

Children’s Bread Class – School Holiday Class

Tuesday August 29th 11 to 2 pm

  1. Bread
  2. Sausage Bread
  3. Chocolate Bread Rolls
  4. Mini Bread Loaves

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Price Per Person: RM120 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Retro Cakes – Cakes from the 80s

Wednesday August 30th 2 to 4.30 pm

Learn to bake two types of cakes from the 80s.  You will learn;

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  1. Coconut Cake
  2. Tangy Coconut Topping
  3. Butter Cheesecake
  4. Glazed Topping

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Price Per Person: RM140 (Class will commence once there are 4 students)

Please call or Whatsapp 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com

All Classes will be held at 70 Jalan 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

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March Cooking and Baking Classes


Sunday March 1st 10 to 1 pm

My Favorite Cakes

You will learn to make;

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  1. Lamingtons
  2. Swiss Roll
  3. Coconut Butter Cream Filling
  4. Coconut Frosting
  5. Chocolate Coating

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

Saturday March 7th 2.30 to 5.30pm

Panna Cotta Class

Learn to make the ever famous Panna Cotta. You will learn to make;

  1. Plain Panna Cotta
  2. Panna Cotta with Balsamic Berries
  3. Masala Tea Panna Cotta

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

Sunday March 8th 10 to 1 pm

Chicken Chicken Chicken and a Chutney

Let’s learn to prepare stuff I ate in Bangalore.  These are usually found in Indian Restaurants here and there.  We will learn to prepare;

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  1. Chicken Lollipop – Looks like Boxing Chicken with a difference.
  2. Chicken Tandoori – Grilled in the oven
  3. Chicken Malai Tikka
  4. Date Chutney

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

Saturday March 14th 10 to 1 pm

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Learn to make Hainanese Chicken Rice. You will learn to prepare;

  1. Silken Chicken
  2. Heong Fun
  3. Chilly Sauce
  4. Ginger Garlic Sauce

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

Sunday March 15th 2 to 5.30

Chicken, Chicken, Chicken  and a Dip 2

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Another class of Chicken Snacks.  You will learn my favorite;

  1. Korean Fried Chicken
  2. Chicken Croquettes
  3. Nam Yee Chicken
  4. A hot and sour dip

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

Tuesday March 17th 2 to 4.30

Meatloaf and its many uses.

Let us learn to make a good wholesome yummy meatloaf and then turn it into other favorite foods that can be eaten at home or even at school.

You will learn to prepare;

  1. Meatloaf
  2. Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables
  3. Meatloaf Shepherds Pie
  4. Meatloaf French Bread Pizzas

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students) This class is open to teenagers who are on school holidays.

Saturday 21st 2.30 to 5.30

Retro Desserts..

I remember well my mum learnt these desserts once or twice in the 80s but never made it.  So today we will learn to make;

  1. Bombe Alaska
  2. Baba au Rum or Rhum babas

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

Sunday 22nd 2 to 5.30

French Baguette Class

Learn to make two types of French Bread.

You will learn to bake from scratch the French Method with the crusty finish and the American Method which is slightly crusty.

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This is a fully hands on class.

  1. French Baguette (Banh Mi – Vietnamese)
  2. American Baguette

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

Saturday 28th 10 to 1 pm

Doughnuts Sweet and Savory

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I love eating Doughnuts but more so the one the Chinese Hawkers sell in the market just with sugar and nothing fancy.  We will learn to make different snacks using Doughnut Dough. You will learn to make;

  1. Doughnut Dough
  2. Doughnut Malaysia
  3. Chocolate Fondant Glaced
  4. Sausage Doughnuts

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

Sunday 29th 2.30 to 5.30

An Easter Lunch Menu

  1. Boneless Lamb Roast
  2. Potato Basil Fritata
  3. Green Bean Salad
  4. Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Price Per Person: $110 (Class will commence once there are 6 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

 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.

October Baking and Cooking Classes

Mutton Mania.  

Saturday 4th October 2.30 to 5.30

 It’s the month of Diwali, and Mutton is the “in meat” at most Indian households.  In fact Mutton these days is eaten by everyone.  There is no such thing as mutton smell if you buy good mutton and you use enough ingredients. And you do not need coconut milk at all!

You will learn;

  1. Mutton Vindaloo
  2. Mutton Kheema
  3. Mutton Kebabs – no stick needed

Price Per Person: $120 (class will commence once there are 6 students)

Butterless Cakes – Kasutera Cake and Green Tea Castella Cake

Sunday 5th October 10 am to 1pm

As much as I love buttery cakes, this very old cake from Japan seems to be the rage in a few hotels and top notch bakeries around town.  Let’s make the;

  1. Nagasaki Castella Cake – a cake from the Portuguese that entered into Japan hundreds of years ago
  2. Green Tea Castella Cake

Both have no butter or oil.  This is a hands on class.

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

Chicken Curry Bread and Pizza Margarita

Sunday 5th October 2.30 to 5.30

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One of my favorite classes by far.

I had Chicken Curry Bread (not chicken curried bread) one night when my brother brought it from Port Dickson.   And at $40 a pop, I think you deserve to learn it and that too after you wait an hour in line.

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That’s why you’re learning it today.  You will also learn to make my favorite kind of Pizza, so it is a class of east and west!

  1. Chicken Curry
  2. Bread Dough
  3. Pizza Dough
  4. Margarita Topping

Price per person:$100. Class will commence once there are 6 students.

Malay Curries

Monday 6th October 2.30 to 5.30

I am sorry I canceled this class last month thinking I didn’t have enough students. So here goes.

My favorite Malay curries, something I have not tackled as a class but often serve it to my catering customers.

  1. Ayam Masak Merah
  2. Ayam Kerutuk
  3. Mutton Rendang

Price Per Person: $120 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Green Beriani and Roasted Mutton Leg Class

Saturday 11th October 2.30 to 5.30

Green Beriani was a first for me when I was in India but it was really tasty and I ate it just like that.  So let’s do a complete meal for this class.

You will learn;

  1. Green Beriani
  2. Roasted Mutton Leg Pieces
  3. Dhal Tarka

Price Per Person: $110 (class will commence once there are 6 students)

Pineapple Tart Class

Sunday 12th October 10am to 1 pm

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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 – Opened 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: $95 (Class will commence once there are six students)

Tempura and Donburi

Saturday 18th October 2.30 to 5.30

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Learn the art of making Vegetable Tempura as well as Chicken Donburi. I learnt to make many Japanese recipes (the ones I like) but never got around doing it, because I thought it was a little too fiddly.  But it really isn’t.  This is a hands on class.  You will learn to make;

  1. Tempura Batter
  2. Tempura Sauce
  3. Chicken Katsu
  4. Donburi

Each student will have a portion of donburi to take home.

Price Per Person: $110. (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Green Tea Day – Cake, Cookies and Donuts

Sunday 19th October 2.30 to 5.30

 You will learn to make 3 easy recipes using green tea.  You will learn to make;

  1. Green Tea and White Chocolate Cookies
  2. Green Tea Donuts
  3. Green Tea Steamed Cake

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

Learn to make Pasta from Scratch

Saturday 25th October 10 to 1 pm

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Learn to make Pasta from scratch.  You will learn to make;

  1. Pasta Dough
  2. Lasagna
  3. Aglio ed Olio

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

 

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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

                                                       

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.