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Cooking and Baking Classes for June 2016

Rolled Pineapple Tarts

Sunday June 5th  2 pm to 5 pm

I’m doing two types of Rolled Tarts now  only because I have a nice recipe. You will learn two types of Rolled Tarts.  Please look at the photos.

You will learn;

  1. Two types of Pastries
  2. Two types of Rolled Tarts
  3. Pineapple Jam

This is a fully hands on class.  Please expect to do some work.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Sunday June 12th 2 pm to 5 pm

Zaku Zaku Croquant Puff with Salted Egg Crème

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I was asked to do this class for a student who had tasted this in Japan.  I made it and he loved it and all but I didn’t think much of it. So I decided to take it to different heights.

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So here it is.  Come learn to prepare Zaku Zaku Croquant Puff and the Salted Egg Crème.

 

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

 

Puff Pastry

Saturday June 18th  2 to 5 pm

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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Sausage Rolls

  1. Puff Pastry
  2. Sausage Rolls – the real ones
  3. Tuna Foldovers
  4. Old Fashioned Sardine Rolls

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

 

Nasi Dagang Class

Wednesday June 22nd 2.30 to 5.30

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

Please email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book a place or whatsapp 0166827465.  Classes are held in 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

 

 

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December 2015 Cooking and Baking Classes

This month will be a very heavy month with work for my big my KK Restaurant project.  Next week I have my young chefs coming in for training.  A Motley Crew of Cooks who I handpicked from many candidates.   So this month after nearly 9 years of Christmas classes, I can only hold two or three sessions.

The first will be my Fruit Cake Class which I will hold twice and a Roast Turkey Class just a week or so before Christmas.

 

Sunday December 6th  and  Wednesday 16th  10 to 1 pm

Fruit Cakes and Fruit Cakes 1

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Learn to bake these old fashion cakes from scratch.  You will learn to bake;

  1. Dundee Cake
  2. Old English Rich Fruit Cake

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

 

Sunday December 6th  and Wednesday 16th 2.30 to 5.30 pm

Fruit Cakes and Fruit Cakes 2

Learn to bake these other old fashion fruit cakes.  You will learn to bake;

  1. Sri Lankan Fruit Cake
  2. Rich Chunky Fruit Cake

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

Saturday  December 19th 10 to 1.30 pm

Christmas Turkey Class

Learn to Roast a perfectly Moist Turkey and learn to prepare a nice little Christmas Lunch or Dinner complete with Christmas Pudding/ You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Roast Turkey
  2. Turkey Stuffing
  3. Green Bean Casserole
  4. Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes
  5. Christmas Pudding
  6. Brandy Butter Sauce

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Price Per Person: $145 (Class will commence once there are 6 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 follow my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

Baking and Cooking Classes for May 2015

It has been a blissful holiday.  What was meant to be eight days ended up being 14 days of bliss with a wonderful trip to Darwin thrown in. And I regret now for not  travelling to Darwin sooner, the only other state I have not visited besides Tasmania.  Darwin is just wonderful.  The markets, the people, the food, the peacefulness, the wonderful sunsets, the beaches and not forgetting the shocking AUD12 four pieces of Putumayam with chicken, brown sugar and veg!

So hence, class starts late this month.

Saturday May 16th 2.30 to 5.30

Indian Vegetarian Class

Learn to prepare an Indian Vegetarian Meal which is as wholesome and easy.  You will learn to prepare;

  1. Green Beriani
  2. Chick Pea Masala
  3. Vegetable Bharatha

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

 

Sunday May 17th 2.30 to 5.30

Eggplant Wonders – Cooking with Brinjals

Brinjals or Eggplants are one of the more versatile vegetables around and it is widely used in almost every food culture.  You will learn;

  1. Eggplant Sambal
  2. Eggplant Dip
  3. Eggplant Fritters

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

Saturday May 23rd 2.30 to 5.30

Raw Vegan Desserts

I had some nice raw vegan desserts in Bali and Darwin certainly set the standards to the variety of these kinds of desserts.  You will learn to make;

  1. Nutty Chocolate Brownie
  2. Raw Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

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

Sunday May 24th 2.30 to 5.30

Nasi Lemak Kukus Class

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An all time favorite.  You will learn to prepare;

  1. Nasi Lemak Kukus
  2. Spicy Fried Chicken
  3. Sambal
  4. Sotong Sambal

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

Saturday May 30th 10 to 1 pm

Friands – Little teacakes with a bit more class

I had Friands in Australia a few times many years ago.  I had it this time and it was so much  better that I went for  class. Friands are like little cupcake size cakes, suitable for little teaparties and even for kids to take to school.. and adults as well to take to work for a snack.  You will learn;

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  1. Coffee and Walnut Friands
  2. Lemon and Cranberry Friands
  3. Glace Icing

Price Per Person: $85

Sunday May 31st 10 to 1 pm

Pineapple Tarts for Raya

Learn to make traditional pineapple tarts.

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  1. Old Fashioned Opened Tarts
  2. Rolled Tarts
  3. Pineapple Jam

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

Please check my blog www.nicholaspillai@wordpress.com for updates.  Please call or whatsapp 0166827465 if you need any further clarification.

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

April Baking and Cooking Classes 2015

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Saturday April 4th 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: $100 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Ways with Eggs

Saturday April 4th 2.30 to 5.00

A simple class that is often requested and I always seem to ignore. This changed when I did a few private classes and realized many didn’t know how to do these eggs properly.  Eggs are Easy and Eggs can be eaten for Breakfast, Lunch and Tea and Dinner if you wish!

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You will learn;

  1. Scrambled Eggs
  2. Omelet – A Breakfast Omelet
  3. Baked Eggs – Seems to be a craze as a One-Bowl-Wonder!
  4. Poached Eggs – the hardest to do

This is a fully hands on session.  Each student will have their own set of eggs to work with.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Soup Days

Sunday April 5th 2.30 to 5.30 pm

There are days when I just crave English style soups and broths.  Here are my favorite easy soups.

  1. Scotch Broth
  2. Potato and Leek Soup
  3. Old Style English Watercress Soup

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

Five Layered Strawberry Cake

Saturday April 11th 10 to 1 pm

This was a challenge. My friend gave me a photo of a very In Fashion now cake and I did it.  You will learn to make;

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  1. Strawberry Cake – using fresh strawberries
  2. Cream Cheese Topping – This is not so easy as I found out Twice… once because I was texting and the other, I was trying to multitask. Full concentration is needed.
  3. Assembling the cake

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

 

Chicken Chicken Chicken 2

Sunday April 12th 10 to 1 pm

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

  1. Korean Fried Chicken
  2. Kam Heong Chicken
  3. Nam Yee Chicken

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

 

Puff Pastry Class

Sunday April 12th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make puff pastry from scratch.  You will learn;

  1. Puff Pastry
  2. Apple Strudel
  3. Spinach and Cheese Puffs
  4. Spicy Tuna Puffs

Price Per Person: $100 (class will commence once there are six students)  Max 6 students in a class.

 

Ways with Fish

Saturday April 18th 10 to 1 pm

I’m fussy when it comes to fish, here are some of the fishy stuff that I like.

  1. Fish and Chips
  2. Rich Fish Pie
  3. Indian Style Fried Fish

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

 

Tiramisu oh Tiramisu

Saturday April 18th 2.30 to 5.30

Tiramisu is always an expensive favorite and we often feel we never get enough of it when we leave a restaurant.  Let’s change that.  Learn to make;

  1. Traditional Tiramisu
  2. Mixed Berry Tiramisu

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

Chicken Curry Bread

Sunday April 19th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make a Malaysian only favorite.  People still line up for it each day.  You will learn;

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  1. Bread Dough – Specially for Chicken Curry Bread
  2. Chicken Curry

Price Per Person: $75 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

English Tea Delights

Sunday April 19th 2.30 to 5.30

A day of all things English. These are ideal for breakfast or tea, or be like me… anytime of the day!

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You will learn;

  1. English Muffins
  2. Crumpets
  3. Pancakes

This is a fully hands on session.

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

 

 

Pao and Siew Pao Class

Saturday April 25th 10 to 1 pm

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: $95 Class will commence once there are 6 students

 

French Macarons

Saturday April 25th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make the little morsels that everyone seems to either hate or love.  You will learn the fundamentals of making;

  1. French Macarons
  2. Chilly Cheese Filling
  3. Salty Green Tea Butter Icing Filling

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

Japanese Bread

Sunday April 26th 10 to 1 pm

This will always be my most favorite bread class.  Hard work but it always pays off in the end.  You will learn;

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  1. Japanese Soft Bread
  2. Cheese and Onion Scrolls
  3. Bread Loaf
  4. Sausage Bread

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

 

Old Fashioned Butter Cake

Sunday April 26th 2.30 to 5.30

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)

 

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.

September 2014 Cooking and Baking Classes

Nasi Ulam Class
Monday September 1st 10 to 1 pm

Learn to prepare Nasi Ulam and some of its accompaniments. You will learn to make;

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1. Nasi Ulam
2. Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spicy Fried Chicken)
3. Brinjal Paceri
4. Fresh Sambal Belacan

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

Jelly Mooncake Class
Monday September 1st 2.30 to 5.30

Jelly Mooncakes are not too bad. After turning my nose up to it all these years, thinking it was quite blasphemous, I have changed. You will learn;

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1. Coconut Layered Agar Agar Mooncake
2. Yam and Double Egg yolk Agar Agar Mooncake

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

Nasi Lemak Kukus
Saturday September 6th 10 to 1 pm

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. Crispy Fried Fish

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

Pineapple Tarts
Sunday September 7th 2.30 to 5.30

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)

Indian Sweets 1
Saturday September 13th 10 to 1 pm

I learnt quite a few basic Indian Sweets when I was in Bangalore. These are the first three you will learn;

1. Mysore Pak
2. Jelebi – New Thinner Style
3. Rava Ladoo
Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Chicken Curry Bread and a Margarita Pizza
Saturday September 13th 2.30 to 5.30

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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.
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

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Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students). This is a fully hands on class

No Coconut Curry Class
Sunday September 14th 2.30 to 5.30

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

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

Beriani for Diwali Class
Tuesday September 16th 10 to 1 pm
Learn to make two types of Beriani. You will learn to make;

1. Hyderabadi Mutton Beriani Dum
2. Chicken Malabari Beriani

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

Eggless Cakes
Tuesday September 16th 2.30 to 5.30

I used to think Eggless cakes were a pain in the neck, so now I have created some easy ones that will always come out without much fear. You will learn to make;

1. Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes
2. Date and Walnut Cake
3. Dulce de Leche Topping

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

Children’s Holiday Class
Pizza and Calzone Class
Thursday September 18th 2.30 to 4.30

Class for children aged 8 to 14. Your kids will learn to make Pizza and Calzone along with two toppings.
They will learn:

1. Pizza Dough
2. Calzone
3. Creamy Chicken and Mushroom
4. Uncooked Tomato Topping

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

Old Fashioned Butter Cake and Butter Icing Class
Saturday September 20th 10 to1 pm

You will learn to make the Old Fashioned Butter Cake by hand and then do basic decoration with Old Fashioned Butter Icing. Each person will get a butter cake fully iced to take home.

This is a hands on class.

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

Malay Curries
Saturday September 20th 2.30 to 5.30

My favorite Malay curries, something I have not tackled as a class but often serve it to my customers.
1. Ayam Masak Merah
2. Ayam Kerutuk
3. Mutton Rendang

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

Butterless Cakes – Kasutera Cake Day
Sunday September 21st 2.30 to 5.30

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. Matcha Kasutera Cake
Both have no butter or oil.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 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 http://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.

February Cooking Class Schedule

Bak Kwa and Chicken Floss Class
Saturday February 2nd 10 to 1
LAST CLASS FOR THE YEAR

CLASS IS FULL

Learn to make Chicken Bak Kwa and Chicken Floss (Bak Hu)for Chinese New Year. Make your own this year when you realize how easy and cheap it is to make these delicacies from scratch. Trust me, I learnt and I was quite surprised.

Some parts of the class will be held outdoors so please wear something comfortable in case it gets hot.

Please bring two small containers to take your foods home.

Price Per Person: $90.

(Class will commence once there are six students)

Pineapple Tarts
Sunday February 3rd 10 to 1
LAST CLASS FOR THE YEAR

CLASS IS FULL

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
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)

Puff Pastry Class
Sunday February 3rd 2.30 to 5.30

2 MORE PLACES

After two wonderful classes the last few weeks, I thought why not? So we’re doing it again.
You will learn to make:

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

1. Puff Pastry
2. Sausage Rolls – The real one
3. Creamy Chicken with Three Mushroom Filling

Price Per Person: $95

(Class will commence once there are 6 students)
This is a hands on class, please bring your containers to take your pies and sausage rolls home. PLEASE DRESS COMFORTABLY.

Cream Puff and Chouros Class Saturday

16th February 2.30 – 5.30

CLASS IS FULL

Learn to make Cream Puffs and Chouros together with 2 simple toppings to go with it.

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This is a fully hands on Class.

Price Per Person: $90

(Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Coconut Free Curry Class 2
Saturday February 16th 10  to 1

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

Price Per Person: $100

(Class will commence once there are six students)
Please bring three containers to take your curries 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 http://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.

November Cooking Classes

Curries without Coconut Milk

CLASS IS FULL
Saturday November 3rd 2.30 to 5.30

An afternoon of Coconutless Curries. This is ideal for Diwali Open Houses as it will not get bad. Some are healthier some are not so healthy, but it is a good balance. The curry paste you will learn for this can be stored in the freezer for later use. You will learn:

1. Chicken Varuvel
2. Chicken Kurma
3. Fish Curry

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

Eggless Bakes
Sunday November 4th 10 to 1 pm

It’s absolutely shocking to hear kids not being able to eat basic ingredients like eggs. So let’s try to make these tea times favorites so the whole family can enjoy.
Learn to make
1. Eggless Pound Cake
2. Rich Eggless Chocolate Brownie
3. Eggless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is hands on class. Class will commence once there are 6 students.
Price Per Person: $95

Lemon Desserts
Wednesday November 7th 10 to 1
Saturday November 10th 2.30 to 5.30

Lemon Slice

I seem to have this sudden liking for sweetish sour desserts, so I thought of my few new lemon desserts that I like. You will learn;

Lemon Meringue Cupcake

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: $95

Red Velvet Cake

CLASS IS FULL
Sunday November 25th 10 to 1 pm

The much requested Red Velvet Class is here for the last time this year. You will learn;

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

This is a hands on session: Class will commence once there are 6 students
Price Per Person: $85

Christmas Roasting Class for non Turkey Lovers

All Classes are FULL
Thursday November 29th 10 to 1 pm

1. Lemon Rosemary Leg of Lamb
2. Roast Chicken
3. Stuffing
4. Roasted Vegetable Salad
5. Spicy Baby Potatoes
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.

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 http://www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

All Classes MUST be paid in advance