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Baking and Cooking Classes for May 2019

Nasi Beriani Class

Saturday May 11th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to prepare a complete Beriani Meal


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


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;


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



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


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

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


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.

Messy cake 1

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;


  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.




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.


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


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;



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


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.


  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: $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.

Boiled Fruit Cake.jpg

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;


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

carbonara 2

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.


  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


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;


  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.


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


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


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,


  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.

September 2016 Cooking and Baking Classes

Nutty Old Fashioned Carrot Cake

Saturday September 10th 10 to 1 pm

You will learn: Learn to make one of my favorite cakes


Carrot and Cranberry Cake with Italian Butter Cream and  Coconut

  1. Nutty Carrot and Cranberry cake
  2. Italian Butter Cream
  3. Assemble the cake as in the photo


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


Portioned Cheesecakes

September 11th  Sunday 2.30 to 5.30

Portioned Cheesecakes are easier to handle then a whole cheesecake.  You will learn to prepare;

  1. Mini Cheesecake Brulee
  2. Pumpkin Cheesecake
  3. Mini Salty Sweet Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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


Kluang Moon Cake

September 12th Monday 10.30  to  2 pm

You will learn;

plain kluang mooncake

  1. Kluang Moon Cake Pastry
  2. Kluang Moon Cake Pandan Pastry
  3. Home Made Lotus Paste
  4. Different Filling Using Lotus

pandan Kluang Mooncake

Price Per Person: $125 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

This is a fully hands on class


 Children’s Holiday Class

September 14th  Wednesday 10 to 12.30 pm

Let’s Make Chocolate Cup Cakes and Decorate them

It’s been a while since I had a class for non grown ups.  We will be baking and decorating

  1. Chocolate Cupcakes
  2. Chocolate Ganache
  3. Chocolate Cream
  4. Chocolate Icing

Price Per Non Grown Up: $95 (Class will commence once there are 5 Non Grown Ups)

Each person will get 8 cupcakes to take home


French Macarons

September 16th Friday 10 to 1 pm

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


  1. French Macarons
  2. Cheesy Sambal Filling
  3. Salty Green Tea Filling

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 3 students)


Japanese Kasutera Cake

September 16th   Friday 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 Castella Cake

Both have no butter or oil.

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


Murukus and Sweet Spicy Cornflake Class

September 17th Saturday 2 to 4.30 pm

A lot of people have been grumbling about the prices of Murukku some paid RM80 a tin and some pain RM100 a tin. So I think you should learn it.


  1. Butter Murukku
  2. Potato Murukku
  3. Cornflake Mix


This is a fully hands on session.  Please bring 3 containers.

Price Per Person: $100


 Hawker Favorites

September 18th Sunday 2 to 5 pm

These are some of my favorite Hawker foods.


  1. Lor Mai Fun
  2. Lor Bak – Chicken
  3. Woo Tau Koh (Yam Kuih)

Lor Mai Fun

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


Eggless Cakes

September 24th Saturday 11 to 1.30


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



Vegetarian Beriani Class

September 25th Sunday 2 to 4.30 pm

Let’s do two Beriani’s this Diwali.  You will learn;


  1. Green Beriani
  2. Mutton Beriani

Price Per Person: $90

Class will commence once there are 5 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.