Tag Archives: Cooking Classes with Nicholas PIllai

2018 January and February Cooking and Baking Class

Savory Cookies

Saturday 13th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make savory cookies.  These are cookies with minute amounts of sugar or almost none.

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  1. Curry Laksa Cookies
  2. Cheese and Garlic Cookies
  3. Bak Kwa Cookies

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This is a fully hands on class, please be prepared to work.

Price Per Person: $140

 

Cookies Again !!

Saturday 13th  2.30 to 5 pm

Learn to prepare these cookies with ginger infusion.

  1. Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Shortbread – Rustic
  2. Ginger Cookies
  3. Learn to make your own ginger powder

Price Per Person: $100

 

Salted Egg Cookies, Salted Egg Prawns  and Salted Lava Cake 

Sunday 14th 10 to 1 pm

Let’s get down and salty.. learn to prepare some salted egg favorites.  You will learn;

  1. Salted Egg Cookies
  2. Lava Cake with Salted Egg Filling
  3. Prawn with Salted Egg

Price Per Person: $150

Prawn and Vegetable Cracker Class

Sunday 14th  2.30 to 5.30

February 1st 2.30 to 5.30

Crackers seem to be rather expensive these days and not necessarily nice. Make your own from scratch.  You will be learning;

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  1. Prawn Crackers
  2. Vegetable Crackers – Sweet Potato with added flavors for a different kind of cracker

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

Price Per Person: $130

 

Pineapple Tart Class

Saturday 20th  10 to 1 pm

A favorite of every festive 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

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

Price Per Person: $130 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

Boiled Fruit Cake

January 21st 2 to 5 pm

Learn to make Boiled Fruit Cake from Scratch.

Please note, Boiled Fruit Cake is baked after the boiling process.

This whole 1.7 kilo cake only contains 3 Tablespoons of Sugar.

Alcohol will be used unless otherwise stated.

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Price per person: RM85

Pasta Class 

Saturday 27th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to prepare three types of Pasta Dishes. You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Pasta Carbonara – The Proper Way
  2. Nonya Style Aglio ed Olio
  3. Pasta Goreng

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Price Per Person: $140

 

Roast Chicken Class

Sunday 28th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to Prepare Roast Chicken, the easiest and least messy and all its accompaniments.  Each person will take home a thigh and drumtick.

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  1. Roasted Chicken
  2. Roasted Chicken Thigh and Drumstick
  3. Honey Glazed Carrots
  4. Old fashioned Duchess Potatoes
  5. Chicken Gravy

Price Per Person: $140

 

Bak Kwa Class

Wednesday January 31st 2 pm to 4 pm

Learn to make Bak Kwa

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We will be using chicken to make this delicacy. Please be prepared to work in front of the BBQ.

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

 

Nasi Lemak Class

Saturday  February 3rd 10 to 1 pm

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

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

Price Per Person: RM150

 

Laksa Class 1

Sunday February 4th 10 to 1pm

Learn to prepare 2 types of laksa rich in fish;

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  1. Johor Laksa
  2. Assam Laksa

Price Per Person: RM130

 

Portioned Cheesecake

Sunday February 4th 2.30 to 5.30

It is always easier to eat portioned size cake, especially cheesecake.  Here are three of my favorite cheesecakes.

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  1. Cheesecake Brulee
  2. Spiced up Pumpkin Cheesecake
  3. Apple Cheesecake with Salty Caramel Topping

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Price Per Person: RM150

 

Laksa Class 2

February 10th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make two types of Laksa;

 

  1. Nonya Laksa
  2. Curry Laksa

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Price Per Person: RM120

 

Mutton Curry Pies  and More

Saturday February 24th 2.30 to 5.30

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

 

More classes will be uploaded this week.

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your classes.

All classes are held in PJ section 14.

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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.