Category Archives: Nicholas Pillai

Cooking with Nicholas July 2019 Classes

Carrotcake Class

Saturday July 13th 2.30 to 5 pm

 Learn to bake and assemble this all time favorite.  I’m not doing the usual cheese topping.  You will learn;

 

  1. A Nutty Carrot Cake
  2. Butter Cream
  3. Assembling

Each person will take home their own cake.

Price Per Person: RM150

 

Lamb Shank Class

Sunday July 14th 2.30 to 5.30

 A good meal for lunch or dinner when the whole family is together.  You will learn;

 

  1. Fried Lamb Shank
  2. Rich Lamb Shank Stew
  3. Roasted Garlic Mashed potatoes
  4. Roasted Vegetables

Price Per Person: RM160

Each Person takes home 2 Lamb Shank

 

Swirly Curry Puff and Crispy Hawker Curry Puff
Sunday July 20th 10.30 to 1 pm

 

Learn to prepare these teatime hawker delights. You will learn;

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  1. Swirly Pastry (Karipap Putar)
    2. Crispy Curry Puff
    3. Chicken and Potato Filling

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Price Per Person: RM130

 

Nasi Ulam

Sunday July 21st  2.30 to 5.30

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.

 

One Sambal – Three Dishes

Saturday July 27th 2.30 to 5.30

The versatility of the simple sambal is often over looked.  Sambals can be kept and used with many types of foods. For this class you will learn;

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  1. Basic Sambal
  2. Fried Noodles – Malacca’s Mee Bodoh with the fried Egg
  3. Nasi Goreng
  4. Baked Fish

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Price Per Person: RM150

This is a hands on Class.

Please bring containers

 

Moon Cake

Sunday July 28th 11 am to 2 pm

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This year let’s make Bamboo Charcoal Moon Cakes, you will learn;

  1. Baked Bamboo Charcoal Moon Cake
  2. Traditional Moon Cake
  3. Superior Mixed Nuts
  4. Lotus Paste with different fillings
  5. Salted Egg Filling
  6. Lotus Paste recipe will be provided and explained as this takes too long.
Charcoal Baked Moon Cake

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Price Per Person: RM180

Please bring large air tight containers.

 

Pang Susi

Tuesday July 30th 2.30 to 5.30

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

Price Per Person: RM120

Please bring containers

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

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your place.

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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

Baking and Cooking Classes for May 2019

Nasi Beriani Class

Saturday May 11th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to prepare a complete Beriani Meal

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  1. Vegetable Beriani
  2. Oven Roasted Spicy Chicken Pieces
  3. Broccoli and Cauliflower Dhall
  4. Pickle

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Price Per Person: RM150

 

Puff Pastry Class

Saturday May 11th 2.30 to 5.30

I’ve been postponing this class a few times so here goes.

Learn to prepare Puff Pastry from scratch.  You will be taught;

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  1. The art of preparing Puff Pastry
  2. Spinach and Cheese Puffs
  3. Tuna Puffs
  4. Sausage Rolls

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Price Per Person: RM150

This is a fully hands on session.

 

Swirly Curry Puff and Crispy Hawker Curry Puff

Sunday May 12th 2.30 to 5 pm

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Learn to prepare these teatime hawker delights.  You will learn;

  1. Swirly Pastry (Karipap Putar)
  2. Crispy Curry Puff
  3. Chicken and Potato Filling

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Price Per Person: RM130

This is a fully hands on class

 

Moist Eggless Chocolate Cake

Saturday May 18th 11 to 1 pm

Learn to prepare this moist chocolate eggless cake complete with a Chocolate Ganache Topping.

You need to book this class ONE WEEK in advance so that cakes can be prepared.

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Each person will take a cake home.

You will learn;

  1. Moist Eggless Chocolate Cake
  2. Water Ganache
  3. Assembling the cakeMessy Cake 3

 

Price Per Person: RM150

Each person takes home a whole cake. This is a hands on class.

 

Satay and Ayam Panggang Class

Saturday May 25th 2.30 to 5.30  pm

I’ve always been doing this as a private class but never in a group setting.  So here goes, you will learn;

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  1. Chicken Satay
  2. BBQ Chicken Wings
  3. Peanut Sauce
  4. Dipping Sauce for Chicken Wings

Price Per Person: RM150

This is a fully hands on and an outdoor class. Be prepared to BBQ the meats on the day.

 

Please whatsapp me at 0166827465 to book your place.

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

 

 

July 2018 Baking and Cooking Classes

This month has been a month full of Private Classes so hence the lateness in posting.

CHEQUERED CAKE

Saturday July 21st 11 to 2 pm
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An old English style tea cake which is always a favorite. You will learn to make;
1. Orange Cake
2. Mocha Butter Cake
3. Butter Cream
4. Chocolate Butter Icing
Please bring a high container to take home your piece of cake. This is a fully hands on class.

Price Per Person: RM140

 

Kek Lapis Durian

Sunday July 22nd 2 to 5 pm

A Durian Lovers Class!

Learn the fundamentals of making a Durian Layer Cake. We will be using fresh durian. With the sudden glut of Durians, I thought why not have some fun with it.

This is a fully hands on session from mixing the cake to baking it layer by layer.

We will be using Musang King Flesh.

Class will commence once there are 3 students.

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Price Per Person: RM150

Please book by Friday afternoon so I can get Durian flesh

A Mutton Class

Saturday July 28th 11 to 2 pm.

Learn to make two Mutton Curry Dishes.  One Malay and one Indian style.  You will learn;

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Mutton Rendang Tok

  1. Mutton Rendang Tok
  2. Mutton Mysore

Price Per Person: RM140

 

Please whatsapp me at 0166827465 to book your place. Classes are held at 70 Road 14/24 PJ.

Watch out for next months MOONCAKE CLASSES!

June 2018 Baking and Cooking Classes

Quick and Healthy Salmon Class

Saturday 2nd June 10 to 12 pm

Learn to prepare some quick meals.  You will learn;

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  1. Pan Fried Salmon
  2. Citrus Baked Salmon
  3. Curried Vegetable Salad
  4. Raw Sambal

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Price Per Person: RM150

 

Beriani Class

Saturday June 2nd 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make two types of Beriani.  You will learn to make;

  1. Hyderabadi Mutton Beriani Dum
  2. Chicken Malabari Beriani

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Price Per Person: $140

 

Banana Butterscotch Cake with Salty Butter Scotch Sauce

Sunday 3rd  June 2.30 to 5.30 pm

A Big cake with a Long Name with an equally Big Taste. You will learn;

Banana Caramel Cake

  1. Rich Banana Cake
  2. Butterscotch Frosting
  3. Salty Butter Scotch Sauce
  4. Assembling the cake

Each person will get a large piece to take home.

Price Per Person: RM120

 

Thosai and Idly – An Indian Breakfast

Saturday June 9th 10 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: RM125

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

 

Dim Sum Class

Saturday 9th June 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to prepare simple Dim Sum Dishes. You will learn;

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  1. Chicken Siu Mai
  2. Chicken Feet
  3. Woo Kok

Price Per Person: RM140

 

Nasi Kerabu Class

Sunday 10th 10 to 1 pm

I accidentally canceled this class last week thinking I didn’t have enough people. I am so sorry for those concerned.  So here goes.

I’ve had Nasi Dagang during the Ramadhan period and everything seems to be less. Less Flavor, Less Ingredients Less Quantity and Not really nice. So I’m doing a class. You will learn;

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  1. Nasi Kerabu
  2.  Oven Roasted Ayam Percik
  3. Sambal Kelapa with Shredded Fish
  4. Kuah Tumis

Price Per Person: RM140

 

Taiwanese Sponge Cakes

School Holiday Cooking Class

Wednesday June 13th 11 to 1 pm

Learn to make Taiwanese Fluffy Sponge Cake. You will learn;

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  1. Orange Sponge
  2. Cheese Sponge

Price Per Person: RM130

 

Nasi Lemak Class

Holiday Class

Friday June 15th 2 to 5 pm

Learn to prepare Malaysia’s National Food. Nasi Lemak. You will learn;

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  1. Nasi Lemak
  2. Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spicy Fried Chicken)
  3. Sambal
  4. Sotong Sambal
  5. Crispy Fried Fish

Price Per Person: RM150

 

Kuih Class 3

Sunday June 24th  11 to 2 pm

  1. Pulut Panggang
  2. Pulut Panggang Filling
  3. Pulut Tai Tai
  4. Kaya

Price Per Person: RM140

 

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Saturday June 30th  10 to 1 pm

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

  1. Silken Chicken
  2. Heong Fun
  3. Chilly Sauce
  4. Ginger Garlic Oil
  5. Sweet Soy

Price Per Person: $130

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your classes.  Please check my facebook Cooking with Nicholas for updates or newer classes.

Classes are held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya

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;

rainbowcake

  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

 

November and December 2017 Baking and Cooking Classes

I cannot believe how fast the year has gone by.   Soon it will be another new year.  This year I started the year doing a new recipe every month and well I have managed to do that.  I wonder what I will do next year?

I was told today to make sure my phone number was visible, so starting this month, I will put my phone number before I start the schedule so as my readers and students can whatsapp me.  My number is 0166827465.

 

Saturday 4th November 10 to 1 pm

Bread Saturday

Learn to make some easy breads

 

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  2. Challah or Egg Bread
  3. Raisin Bread

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Price Per Person: RM135

 

Saturday 4th November 2.30  to 5.30 pm

Mutton Curry Pies  and More

Pies have always been my favorite thing.  You will learn,

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  1. Creamy Mutton Curry Pie
  2. Apple Pie
  3. Short Crust Pastry for pies
  4. Potato Topping

Price Per Person: $145

 

Sunday 5th November 10 to1 pm

Kek Lapis

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This cake cost RM200 for a tray.  It is a lot of work, but truly well worth it.  You will learn;

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  1. Original Kek Lapis (Specook)
  2. Lapis Prune

 

Price Per Person: RM150 (4 persons required for this class to go on)

 

Saturday 11th November 10 to 1 pm

Nasi Dagang with Kerutuk Kambing

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My good friend sent me a kilo of Beras Dagang from Kota Bahru, so we will be learning to prepare;

  1. Nasi Dagang
  2. Kurutuk Kambing
  3. Gulai Ikan Tongkol
  4. Sayur Loteh

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Price Per Person: RM145

 

Saturday 11th November 2.30 to 5.30

Nasi Lemak

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Learn to prepare this Nations favorite dish. You will learn;

 

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

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Price Per Person: RM140

 

Sunday 12th November 10 to 1 pm

Pineapple Tarts

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

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Rolled Pineapple Tarts

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

Please look at the photos to see the kind of tarts you will me preparing.

Price Per Person: $125

 

PANDAN BUTTER CAKE WITH GULA MELAKA BUTTER CREAM TOPPED WITH A COCONUT BUTTER SCOTCH

Sunday 12th November 2.30 to 5.30 

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This took me some time to perfect.  Results were well worth it.  You will learn;

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  1. Pandan Butter Cake
  2. Gula Melaka Butter Cream
  3. Coconut Butterscotch
  4. Assembling the cake

Price Per Person: RM145

 

Saturday 18th November 10 to 1

Puff Pastry

Learn to make Puff Pastry from scratch.  It is quite easy once you get the hang of it.  You will learn;

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  1. Puff Pastry
  2. Sausage Rolls – the real ones
  3. Cheese and Spinach Foldoers
  4. Old Fashioned Sardine Rolls

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Price Per Person: $140

 

Saturday 18th November 2.30 to 5.30

High Tea Class

I’ve always like a good English High Tea with the little bitsy pieces of sandwiches and warm scones, and something fried and then that piece of cake or pie.

You will learn;

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  1. Boxing Chicken
  2. Watercress Sandwiches
  3. Cucumber Sandwiches
  4. Devonshire Scones
  5. Baked Mutton Curry Puffs

Price Per Person: $140

 

 

Fruit Cakes

Sunday 19th November 10 to 1 pm

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Christmas is near, get those fruits and start soaking it.  You will learn;

  1. English Traditional Fruit Cake
  2. Chunky Fruit Cake

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Price Per Person: RM150

Sujee Cake and Love Cake

Thursday 23rd November 2 to 5 pm

December 11th 2.30 to 5.30 _ Selangor Public Holiday Class.

 

This Sujee Cake Recipe is more than 100 years old.  This was my parents wedding cake and the person who made the cake passed on a few years ago well into her 90s and this recipe belonged to her mother.

This Love Cake is slightly less heavy then the ones you find in Sri Lanka which is full of sugar that no one eats it at weddings.  I learnt mine from the famous Mrs Foenander.

You will learn;

  1. Old Fashioned Sujee Cake – Semolina Cake
  2. Love Cake

 

Price Per Person: RM145

 

Yule Log

December 3rd 2.30 to 5 pm

Learn to Decorate your own Yule log and take it home.

You will learn;

  1. Chocolate Sponge Cake
  2. Butter Cream Filling
  3. Chocolate Butter Icing

Each student will have their own cake to decorate and take home

Price Per Person: RM150

 

Christmas Treats

December 9th 10 to 1 pm

Christmas Goodies are usually pricy. Why not learn to make some of them. You will learn;

  1. Stollen with Marzipan
  2. Fruit Minced Pies – Pastry and Fruit Mince Filling from scratch

Price Per Person: RM140

 

Vegetarian Christmas

December 9th 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 on Bruschetta
  2. Choux Pastry filled with Mushrooms and Port
  3. Apple and Fruit Mince Strudel

Price Per Person: $140 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

 

Christmas Dinner Favorites

December 10th 10 to 1.30

Christmas delights are always different than other festivities here in Malaysia.  These were foods we had for Christmas. You will learn,

  1. Eurasian Chicken Pie
  2. Eurasian Oxtail Soup
  3. Eurasian Saffron Rice

Price Per Person: RM140

 

Roasted Lamb Class

December 10th 2.30 to 5.30

This Christmas, show off to everyone your new found skills.  Learn to prepare;

roasted lamb

  1. Roasted Leg of Lamb
  2. Fresh Mint Sauce
  3. Roasted Vegetables
  4. Christmas Pudding
  5. Brandy Butter Sauce

 

Price Per Person: $165

 

Roast Turkey Class

December 16th 2.30 to 5.30

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 Whole Turkey
  2. Chestnut stuffing
  3. Turkey gravy
  4. Dauphinoise Potatoes
  5. Christmas Pudding
  6. Butter custard sauce

Price Per Person: $175.

 

Please whatsapp me at 0166827465.  All classes need to be booked in advanced.

Classes are held at 70 Road 14/24 PJ.