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November and December 2019 Cooking and Baking Classes

Soft Bread Class

Sunday November 3rd 2 to 5 pm

The Art of Soft Bread. You will learn to make this all time favorite, soft fluffy bread.

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You will learn to prepare different bread variations. You will learn;

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1. Soft Bread Dough
2. Mini Bread Loaves
3. Sausage Bread
4. Cinnamon Rolls

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Price Per Person: RM150

 

Indian Sweets

November 9th 10 to 2pm

This is another class where you will be learning more Indian Sweets. You will learn,
  1. Halva
  2. Boondi Ladoo
  3. Palkova

Price Per Person: RM180

This is a fully hands on session. Photos will be uploaded later.

Kerala Fish Curry and South Indian Prawn Curry

Sunday November 10th 2.30 to 5.30

Although many Malaysian Indians are of South Indian extract, but food over there is still very different.  I’ve done this class a few times and it is always a favorite. You will learn;

  1. Kerala Fish Curry
  2. South Indian Prawn Curry

Bookings need to be made early so I can get the seafood in time and not have to freeze it.

Price Per Person: RM160

 

French Baguette

Saturday November 16th 2 to 5 pm

Bake two types of French Bread from scratch. You will learn;

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  1. Original French Bread/ Bahn Mi / French Baguette
  2. Easy French Bread

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Price Per Person: $140

This is a fully hands on class. (class will commence once there are 4 students)

 

 

Fruit Cake 2

Sunday November 17 th 11.30 to 2.30

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

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  1. Dundee Cake
  2. Rich Chunky Fruit Cake

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Price Per Person: $160

Alcohol will be used in the preparation of this cake.

Christmas Delights

Saturday November 23rd 11 to 2 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:

Christmas Fruit Mince

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

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These are ideal homemade Christmas gifts.

Price Per Person: $160.  (Class will commence once there are four students)

Alcohol is used in the preparation of the fruit mince.

 

CLASS IS POSTPONED

Roasted Turkey Meal

Sunday November 24th 11 to 3 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
  2. Chestnut stuffing
  3. Turkey gravy
  4. Creamy Potatoes
  5. Refreshing Tomato and Grape Salad
  6. Christmas Pudding
  7. Butter Custard Sauce

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Price Per Person: $185. Class will commence once there five students.

We will all sit down together and have an early Christmas Meal.

 

 

April 2017 Cooking and Baking Classes

Saturday April 8th  10 to 1

Rainbow Cake

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We will learn to make a big rainbow cake and cut it into slices instead of what we always see in photos.  You will learn to make;

  1. White Cake
  2. Swiss Buttercream
  3. Assembling your cake

Price Per Person: $130 (Class will commence once there are 4 students)

This class involves a bit of work.

 

Saturday April 8th 2.30 to 5.30

Chicken Curry Class

 Learn to prepare 3 types of Chicken Curries and it’s coconut milk free.

  1. Chicken Paretal
  2. Devil Chicken Curry
  3. Chicken Kurma

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

Sunday April 9th 10 to 1 pm

Cake Lapis – Indonesian Layer Cake or Speckoek

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Learn the art of preparing the Indonesian Layer Cake.  You will learn;

  1. Indonesian Layer Cake
  2. Almond Layer Cake

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

 

Sunday April 9th  2 pm to 5.30 pm

Monday May 1st 2pm to 5.30 pm

New Class for the Month!

New  Eggless Macarons

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I’ve finally done it. Eggless Macarons.  We cannot call it French anymore.  Be one of the first people to learn this.  You will learn;

  1. Eggless Macarons
  2. Strawberry Chocolate Filling
  3. Passion Fruit Cheese Filling

Price Per Person: RM150 (Class will commence once there are 3 students)

Please note the time. This class may take a little longer as the process is slightly longer than normal macarons.

 

Saturday April 15th  2.30 to 5.30

Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding Complete Meal

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  1. Roast Beef
  2. Yorkshire Pudding
  3. Stir Fried Lemon Potatoes
  4. Broccoli with Caramelized Onions and Nuts
  5. Rich Bread and Butter Pudding

Price Per Person: $165 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Sunday April 16th 2.30 to 5.30

Drip Cake

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Each person will get their own cake to decorate and to take home.

You will learn to coat the cake and learn to drip chocolate dripping over your cake.

Please bring your favorite kinds of toppings that you might like to place on your cake, that way you can take home a cake everyone will enjoy.

Cake is around 7 inches wide and about 8 inches high

You will learn;

  1. Black Chocolate Cake
  2. Butter Cream
  3. Pouring Chocolate

Price Per Person: $180 (Class will commence once there are 4 students)

Students attending the class will have to book and pay in full by the 13th of March as I need to prepare your cakes.

 

Saturday April 22nd         2.30 to 5 pm

Salted Egg and Century Egg Cheesecake

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This was a chance tasting and I was hooked.  And it is not even difficult.  The Topping was one of a kind as well, so you will be learning;

 

  1. Salted Egg Cheesecake
  2. Century Egg Cheesecake (Pei Tan)
  3. Spicy Savory Topping
  4. New Easy Base

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Price Per Person: $150 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Sunday April 23rd  11 to 2 pm

Pineapple Tarts

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 6 students)

 

Monday April 24th 11 to 2 pm – Public Holiday Class

Tea Time Delights

Learn to make Hum Ching Peng and Siew Pao.

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You will learn;

  1. Siew Pao Pastry
    2. Siew Pao Filling
    3. Hum Ching Peng
    4. Glutinous Rice Hum Ching Peng

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Price Per Person: $125 (Class will commence once there are 3 or 4 students)

 

Saturday April 29th 2.30 to 5.30

Chocolate Indulgence

A class for all Chocoholics. Learn to make easy favorite Chocolate Delights.  You will learn to make

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  1. Chocolate Marbled Brownie
  2. Chocolate Truffle Tart
  3. Chocolate Muffins

Price Per Person: $130  (Class will commence once there are 4 students). Please bring three containers to take home your goodies.

 

Sunday 30th  2.30 to 5 pm

Bready Sunday

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Pang Susi – Savory Meat Buns

Learn this age old recipe which has always been a tea time favorite with the Eurasians and Cristang people.

You will learn;

  1. Pang Susi
  2. Chicken Filling
  3. Spicy Tuna and Sweet Potato Filling

Price Per Person: RM95 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Monday May 1st  10 to 1 pm

Hainanese Chicken Rice 10 to 1 pm

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A favorite everywhere, any time…

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

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

 

Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com

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

 

All classes are to be paid for in advance before a seat is confirmed.

For more information, do refer to my blog, http://www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

 

 

 

May Cooking and Baking Classes 2014

Old Fashioned Butter Cake and Butter Icing Class

Thursday May 1st 10 to 12 pm (Public Holiday Class)

Let’s make Old Fashioned Butter Cake and Butter Icing

You will also learn to do some basic decoration like spreading icing, piping the sides and covering borders on your own cake.

This is a hands on session. The old fashion way to make this is by using a spoon.  So we will be doing it the traditional way.

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

 

French Baguette Class

Thursday May 1st  1 to 4.30pm

Learn to make two types of French Bread.  The last class was just wonderful.

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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The last class was just wonderful.

This is a fully hands on class.

 

  1. French Baguette (Bahn Min – Vietnamese)
  2. American Baguette

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

 

 

 Nasi Dagang Class

Saturday May 3rd  10 to 1 pm

Learn to make Nasi Dagang and its accompaniments.

You will learn to prepare;

  1. Nasi Dagang
  2. Ayam Percik
  3. Sayur Loteh – A wonderful spicy sweet salad
  4. Gulai Ikan Tongkol

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

 

Pao Pao Class

Saturday May 3rd  2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make Steamed Pao and Siew Pao. Learn to make the two different Paos from scratch.

You will learn to make;

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  1. Steam Pao
  2. Siew Pao
  3. Vegetarian Char Siew Filling

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

 

 

 

Cheesecake Class

Sunday May 4th 10 to 1 pm

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The much awaited cheesecake class is here, learn to make;

  1. Coffee Cheese Cake
  2. Baked Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake
  3. Peanut Butter Chocolate  Cheesecake

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

 

Nasi Lemak Kukus

Sunday May 4th 2.30 to 5.30

 Learn to make real Nasi Lemak Kukus along with all its accompaniments.  You will learn:

  1. Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) – steamed not boiled
  2. Chicken Rendang
  3. Sambal
  4. Sotong Sambal
  5. Crispy Fried Fish

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

 

 Cream Puff and Churros

Sunday May 11th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make Cream Puffs and Churros.  You will learn;

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  1. Choux Paste
  2. Lemon Filling
  3. Chocolate Elairs
  4. Churros

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

 

Mille Crepe

Sunday May 11th 2.30 to 5.30

The art of Mille Crepe – Learn to make Mille Crepe from scratch. You will learn to make the crepes, the mille feuille (Cream) and assemble the crepe and take your share home.

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Price Per Person: $95

Class will commence once there are 6 students.  This is a hands on session so please dress comfortably and bring a container.

 

Chocolate Indulgence 2

Tuesday May 13th 10 to 1 pm

A class for all Chocoholics. Learn to make easy favorite Chocolate Delights.  You will learn to make

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  1. Chocolate Marbled Brownie
  2. Chocolate Truffle Tart
  3. Chocolate Muffins

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 8 students). Please bring three containers to take home your goodies.

 

 

Pavlova and Meringue

Tuesday May 13th 2.30 to 5.30

 

Learn to make Pavlova and Meringue.  You will learn to make;

 

  1. Pavlova
  2. Meringue Roulade
  3. Decorating you Pavlova and Meringue Roulade

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

 

Noodle Class

Saturday May 17th 10 to 1 pm

Let’s learn to make some hawker favorites.  You will learn

  1. Mamak Mee – Original Penang Style
  2. Hokkien Mee
  3. Char Koay Teow

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

Please bring three containers to take your foods home and please dress comfortably.

 

Yeast Free Bread

Saturday May 17th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make your own cultured rising agent.  This can be kept in the fridge for a long long time and reused from time to time.  You will learn;

  1. Yeast Free Rising Agent
  2. Honey Loaf or Rolls
  3. Rustic Bread
  4. Charcoal Seed

Each person will get their yeast free culture to take home to practice.

Class has to be booked at least two weeks in advance and fully paid so that each person can get their raising culture on the day.

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

 

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding Class

Sunday May 18th 2.30 to 5.30

 

You will learn to prepare Roast Beef and a few accompaniments. You will learn to prepare;

  1. Roast Beef
  2. Yorkshire Pudding
  3. Broccoli with Caramelized Onions and Pinenuts

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

 

Tea Time Favorites 3

Saturday May 24th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make more tea time favorites.  You will learn to make;

  1. Chicken and Mushroom Quiche
  2. Apple Pie
  3. Fruit Tartlets
  4. Pastry

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

Beef Beef Beef

Saturday May 24th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make three of my favorite beef dishes;

  1. Oxtail Soup
  2. Beef Stroganoff
  3. Beef Pie
  4. Pastry

Price Per Person: $120 – Class will commence once there are six students

 

Hum Ching Peng and Yau Char Kway

Sunday May 25th 2 to 5.30

I have been practicing these recipes for a while now and putting on a lot of weight in the process because of all the tasting. I used to pay AUD2 for a Yau Char Kway in Australia more than 10 years ago and it was FROZEN!

I am doing this because they do not sell this where I live anymore and the nearest would be Paramount which I find always leaves an after taste and a bad throat.  And they seem to only sell it in the morning when I am least interested to eat it.

Believe it or not Yau Char Kway tastes wonderful with Indian Coconut Chutney and Heavenly with Melted Chocolate… just saying!

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  1. Yau Char Kway (Youtiau)
  2. Hum Ching Peng
  3. Pulut Hum Ching Peng

 

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

Please note the time.

 

 

 

Tea Time Favorites

Saturday May 31st 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make these easy treats that we like so much and often never get enough when we eat it at restaurants. You will learn to make

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  1. Spring Rolls
  2. Spring Roll Filling
  3. Pie Tee
  4. Pie Tee Filling
  5. Chilly Sauce

This class is suitable for Vegetarians.

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

 

 

Another Tea Time Favorite

Sunday June 1st 2.30 to 5.30

Today is tea time favorite day.  You will learn to make;

  1. Chicken Curry
  2. Pulut Kuning
  3. Roti Jala

Price Per Person: $90 (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.