Category Archives: Nicholas Pillai Skype Cooking Classes

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.

 

 

September 2019 Baking and Cooking Classes

Soft Bread Class

Sunday 22nd  11 to 2

Learn to bake Soft Japanese Bread and its many products from scratch.

 

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  1. Bread Dough
  2. Loaves
  3. Sausage Bread
  4. Sugar Buns

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 Price Per Person: RM150

This is a fully hands on session. Please be prepared to work.

 

Prawn Mee (Penang Hokkien Mee)

Saturday 21st 1 pm to 4 pm

Prawn Mee has a rich history that dates back a long time ago. It is a painstaking job to prepare the broths and in the best situation, to leave it over night before cooking it to be served.


I have a few students who now sell this overseas. You will learn;

 

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1. Two Prawn Broths require for the preparation of the soup
2. Chilly Paste

3. Preparation of the broths
4. Other Accompaniments

 

Price per person – RM150

 

Fish Beriani – Complete Meal

Saturday September 28th 2.30 to 5.30

Something for Diwali.

Learn to prepare this seldom found Beriani.  The art of fish Beriani is different from Meat Berianis. You will learn;

  1. Fish Beriani

  2. Mung Dhal with Egg – I love my Beriani with eggs so this is just for that

  3. Bagara Baingan – This Brinjal Curry is cooked with peanuts and sesame and has a nice nutty flavor to it.

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Price Per Person: RM160

Each person will take home a slice of fish so booking early with full payment needs to be done.

 

Red Velvet Cake – A good rustic cake.

Sunday September 29th 11 am to 2 pm

The much requested Red Velvet Class is here one more time.  I’ve not had this class for a while now.  You will learn;

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  1. Red Velvet Cake
  2. Chocolate Filling
  3. Cheese Topping

This is a hands on session.  Please bring a high container to take your piece of cake home.

This is a real old style cake, not the spongy ones you get outside.

Please book and confirm early as I need to prepare the cakes you will be decorating that day.

Price Per Person: RM130

Please whatsapp me at 0166827465 to book your place.

Classes are held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

Cooking with Nicholas August 2019 Classes

Thosai and Idly – An Indian Breakfast

Saturday August 17th 11 to 1 pm

Learn to make Indian Breakfast delights. You will learn to make;

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  1. Idly
  2. Thosai
  3. Masala Thosai
  4. Potato Masala
  5. Coconut Chutney

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PRICE PER PERSON: RM140

This is a hands on class.  Be prepared to work.

Please bring containers

Chocolate Indulgence
Sunday August 25th 2.30 to 5 pm

One of my top three classes featured on the now defunct Groupon. You will learn;

 

1. Chocolate Tart
2. Chocolate Mousse
3. Chocolte Buttons

Price Per Person: RM150

Please whastapp me on 0166827465 to book your class

This is a hands on class

 

Nasi Ulam
Saturday August 31st 2.30 to 5.30

I had to cancel the last class because everyone who wanted to come booked at the last minute and I hadn’t prepared anything. So please book early.

Nasi Ulam is a very healthy meal on its own. Then we add the other good stuff. You will learn;

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1. Nasi Ulam
2. Roasted Ayam Percik
3. Sambal Kelapa
4. Kuah Tumis

Price Per Person: RM150

This is a hands on class. Please bring your containers.

 

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your places.

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

Baking and Cooking Classes for June 2019

French Macaron Class

Thursday June 6th 2 to 5 pm (Holiday Class)

You will learn to make:


1. French Macarons
2. Chocolate Black Sesame Filling
3. Strawberry Cheese

Price Per Person: $150

Class will commence once there are 4 students

Nasi Lemak Class

Saturday June 8th 2.30 to 5.30

You can never get enough of it.  You will learn;

  1. Nasi Lemak
  2. Chicken Rendang
  3. Sambal
  4. Sotong Sambal

Price Per Person: RM150

Old Style Butter Cakes

Sunday June 9th 11 to 1 pm

These Butter Cakes never go out of style. You will learn;

  1. Old Style Orange Butter Cake
  2. Triple Chocolate Butter Cake

Price Per Person: RM120

This is a hand s on class.

Beriani Meal

Saturday 15th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to prepare a complete Beriani Meal

  1. Vegetable Beriani
  2. Oven Roasted Spicy Chicken Pieces
  3. Dhall (Lentil) Curry
  4. Pickle

Price Per Person: RM150

 

Pasta Class

Sunday 16th 2.30 to 5 pm

Learn to make Pasta from scratch.  You will also learn to make a good Rich Vegetable Lasagna and Fettuccini Carbonara

This is a Vegetarian Class but there will be use of Eggs

Price Per Person: $120

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

 

Roasted Leg of Lamb – Complete Meal

Saturday 22nd 2 pm to 5 pm

Learn to roast a Leg of Lamb along with its accompaniments for a complete meal.

You will learn;

  1. Roasting a Leg of Lamb
  2. Yorkshire Pudding – goes well with lamb
  3. Roasted Capsicum
  4. Spicy Sweet Potatoes
  5. Fresh Mint Sauce

Price Per Person: RM175

(Class will commence once there are 4 students)

If you wish to take home a whole leg of lamb Price Per Person is RM250

August Cooking and Baking Classes

Baked Moon Cake Class

Sunday 12th August 11 to 2 pm

Learn to make Baked Moon Cakes’  You will learn;

  1. Pastry Dough
  2. Fruit and Nut – The Nuttiest Filling you will ever taste
  3. Variations of Lotus Paste
  4. Lotus Paste Recipe will be provided and explained in detail.

Price Per Person: RM150

This is a fully hands on session. I must have at least 5 students in class.

 

Jelly Moon Cake

Sunday 19th August 11 to 2 pm

Learn to prepare Jelly Moon Cakes.  These are two of my favorites.

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  1. Yam and Salted Egg Jelly Moon Cake
  2. Chocolate Oreo Moon Cake

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Price Per Person: RM 130

This is a fully hands on session.

 

Tea Time Treats -Creme Brulee and Coconut Tarts

Sunday August 26th 11 to 2 pm

Learn to make two easy treats. You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Creme Brulee
  2. Coconut Tart

Price Per Person: RM125

This is a hands on session.

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your place.

Classes are held at 70 Jalan 14/24 PJ.

Do check my facebook page, Cooking with Nicholas for more updates.

 

 

 

April 2018 Cooking and Baking Class

I started the month with a Kuih Class. Kuih (Pronouced Kway) are local sweet or savory delights Malaysians and Singaporeans have for breakfast or tea.  Kuih is a delicacy that goes back to hundreds of years where it was deftly prepared by Nonya Ladies.  Now almost every race had their own variation of Nonya Kuih.  There are not many good Kuih Sellers around, so it is something we need to preserve.

So from this month onwards I will hold a Kuih Class every month featuring different Kuihs from the Nonya People as well as Malay Kuih.  This years  endeavor is called……. My Kuih Quest!

Soft Bread Class

Saturday April 14th 10 to 1 pm

You will learn to make Japanese Soft Bread along with variations of;

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  1. Bread Loaves
  2. Cheese and Onion Scrolls
  3. Ikan Bilis Sambal Filling
  4. Sausage Bread

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Price per person: RM140 (Class will commence once there are five students)

Roasting Class – Let’s do a Leg of Lamb

Saturday April 14th 2.30 to 5.30

Let’s roast a leg of lamb and prepare its accompaniments complete with dessert . You will learn:

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  1. Roasted Leg of Lamb
  2. Roasted Spicy Pumpkin
  3. Salade Nicoise
  4. Old Fashioned Bread and Butter Pudding

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Price Per Person: RM 150 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Let’s make Pies!

Sunday April 15th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make Short Crust Pastry and pies galore. You will take home all the different pies. You will learn:

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  1. Short Crust Pastry
  2. Potato Topping
  3. Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Filling
  4. Apple Pie

Price Per Person: $135 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

 

Baked Cheesecake Class

Saturday April 21st 10 to 1 pm

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

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  1. Baked Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake
  2. Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

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

 

Crème Brulee and Tart Class

Saturday April 21st  2.30 to 5.30 pm

Learn to make this favorite dessert of many. You will learn

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  1. Sweet Paste
  2. Vanilla Crème Brulee
  3. Fruit Tartlets

Price Per Person: $125 Class will commence once there are 6 students

Tea Time Favorites

Sunday  April 22nd  10 to 1pm

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

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

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Price Per Person: RM100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Indian Cooking Class

Sunday April 22nd  2.30 to 5.30

 Learn to make a Northern Indian Meal. You will learn to make

  1. Vegetable Beriani
  2. Smoked Mutton Curry
  3. Palak Paneer
  4. Learn to make Paneer from scratch

Price Per Person: $150 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

More Classes will be added later in the week.

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your classes.  Classes are held in PJ section 14. Please refer to my FB page Cooking with Nicholas for weekly updates.

March Baking and Cooking Classes

French Baguette – French Bread

March 10th 10 to 1.30

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: $130

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

 

Old Fashion Butter Cake and Butter Icing Class

March 10th 3 to 5 pm

An oldie but a goodie, learn to make Butter Cake and decorate your own cake with butter icing.  You will be taught to decorate with basic icing nozzles.

 

 

Each student will get their own cake to decorate.

  1. Butter Cake
  2. Butter Icing
  3. Spreading Butter Icing
  4. Piping the sides
  5. Stars and Blobs

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

Students who wish to attend this class will have to pay their fees in full by the 8th as I need to bake a cake for each student to practice on.

 

Japanese Bread – Soft Bread

March 11th 10 to 1 pm

My favorite bread because I get to make stuff with it.  You will learn;

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  1. Soft Bread
  2. Polo Bun
  3. Coconut Rolls
  4. Bread Loaves

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

 

Pang Susi

March 11th 2.30 to 5 pm

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

You will learn;

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  1. Pang Susi Bread Dough
  2. Chicken Filling- non spicy
  3. Spicy Tuna and Sweet Potato Filling

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Price Per Person: RM100  (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Rainbow Cake

Saturday March 17th 10 to 1 pm

Everyone ooohs and aaahhs when you cut a rainbow cake. The colors always make everyone excited.  Let’s learn how to make this cake.

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You will learn;

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  1. White Cake
  2. Swiss Butter Cream
  3. Assembling the Rainbow Cake

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

Please bring a square container to take a big piece of cake home.

 

Salted Egg Cheesecake

Saturday March 17th 2.30 to 5.30

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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

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

Chocolate Indulgence

Sunday March 18 th 10 am 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

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Price Per Person: $140

(Class will commence once there are 5 students).

Please bring three containers to take home your goodies.

 

Pasta Class  – Make Pasta from Scratch

Sunday March 18th 2.30 to 5.30

Let’s make Pasta.  We will make the pasta from scratch and finish off preparing two family favorites.  These are foods that can be prepared and packed for school or for work. You will learn;

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  1. Pasta from scratch
  2. Double Mushroom Creamy Sauce
  3. Vegetable Lasagna

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Price Per Person: $140

Class can only commence once there are 5 or  6 students as we need the volume to prepare the pasta dishes.

French Macaron Class

Saturday March 24th 10 to 1 pm

Let’s make Macarons.

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You will learn to make:

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  1. Macarons
  2. Chocolate Black Sesame Filling
  3. Sour Lemon Cheese Filling

Price Per Person: $150

Class will commence once there are 3 students

Easter Class

Sunday 25th 10 to 1 pm

 

Learn to make Easter Goodies. You will learn to prepare;

  1. Hot Crossed Buns
  2. Almond Cake – Gluten Free

Price Per Person: $120 Class will commence once there are 3 students.

Curry without Coconut Milk 2

 

Sunday March 25th 2.30 to 5 pm

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

Price Per Person: $150

(Class will commence once there are 5 students)

Please bring three containers to take your curries home.

Please whastapp 0166827465 to book your place.  Please book early.

Classes are held at PJ section 14