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July 2016 Cooking and Baking Classes

Churros

July 16th Saturday 2 pm to 5 pm

Let’s learn to make Churros.  This is a fully hands on session.  Please be prepared to work.  You will learn to prepare;

  1. Churros
  2. Chocolate Chilly Sauce
  3. Cinnamon Sugar

Price Per Person: $80 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Curry Puff

July 17th Sunday 2 pm to 5 pm

Learn to make Swirly Curry Puff and Crispy Curry Puffs.  This is a fully hands on class.

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You will learn;

  1. Crispy Curry Puff Pastry
  2. Curry Puff Pusing
  3. Curry Puff Filling

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

 

Moon Cake Class

July 23rd Saturday 2 pm to 5 pm

Learn to make Baked Mooncake and fillings.  You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Mooncake Pastry
  2. Durian Lotus Paste from scratch
  3. Two other variations with Lotus Paste

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This is a hands on session.

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

All bookings must be made in advance as I need to order the durian.

 

Nasi Lemak Kukus

24th July 2 to 5 pm 

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Learn to make Nasi Lemak Kukus from scratch.  You will learn;

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

Price Per Person: $100 (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

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August 2015 Baking and Cooking Classes

Spicy Nutty Rolls and Sinful Durian Rolls

August 8th 10 to 1 pm

We’ve always had Cinnamon Rolls and this and that rolls so why not something a little bit more local.  You will learn to make;

  1. Bread Dough
  2. Spicy Nutty Filling
  3. Durian Filling

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

Mooncake Class

Saturday August 8th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make Baked Mooncake and fillings.  You will learn to prepare;

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Little Mooncakes

  1. Mooncake Pastry
  2. Homemade Lotus Paste – 2 different fillings
  3. Durian Lotus Paste from scratch

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

Jelly Mooncake

Sunday August 9th 10 to 1 pm

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. Layered Agar Agar Mooncake
  2. “Salted Egg” and Yam Agar Agar Mooncake

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

 

Curry Puff Class

Sunday August 9th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make two types of our favorite curry puff.

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  1. Malay or Indian Crispy Curry puff Pastry
  2. Rolled Curry Puffs – Curry Puff Putar
  3. Vegetable Curry Filling

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

 Black Forest Cake

Saturday August 15th 10 to 1 pm

I’ve always loved a good old fashioned Black Forest Cake.  And yet wherever I tasted it before it never tasted good because of the lack of ingredients.   So you will learn to make;

  1. Chocolate Sponge
  2. Cherry Filling
  3. Cream Topping
  4. Assembling the cake.

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

 

Mutton Curry Bread

Saturday August 15th 2.30 to 5.30

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We’ve made Chicken Curry Bread, We’ve made Chicken Rendang Curry Bread and now let’s try Mutton Curry Bread.  Tender pieces of mutton curried to perfection inside the bread.  Just the gravy alone is truly divine.  And no such thing as mutton smell.

You will learn;

  1. Bread Dough – slightly tweaked to suit the mutton curry
  2. Mutton Curry

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

Watermelon Bread

Sunday August 16th 2.30 to 5.30

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A craze in Taiwan.  I will make it with real watermelon juice so there will be no added sugar.  While many may fuss about the coloring. Well use good colors and you won’t have to worry about anything.  You will learn;

  1. Bread Dough for watermelon
  2. Bread Dough for outside –skin and all
  3. Assembling the dough

Each person will get to take their own completed watermelon bread home.

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

Nasi Dagang Class

Saturday 22nd August 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make Nasi Dagang and its accompaniments.

You will learn to prepare;

  1. Nasi Dagang
  2. Ayam Percik
  3. Gulai Ikan Tongkol
  4. Sayur Loteh – A wonderful spicy sweet salad

Price Per Person : $110 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Colors of the Rainbow Leopard Print Cake

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Sunday 23rd August 2.30 to 5.30

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A photo was sent to me and I just had to do this cake and the results were fabulous. Even my photographer gasped when we cut the cake.  You will surely love it.  You will learn;

  1. Cake
  2. Buttercream
  3. Patterns and Coloring
  4. Basic Piping
  5. Assembling the cake

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 4 students)

3D old Fashioned Doll Cake Decorating Class

Saturday August 29th 10 to 1.30 pm

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I have been wanting to do this cake for a while now but cannot seem to find my photos.  It is the old fashion 3D doll cake about 25 to 30 cm in height.

Each person will decorate their own doll cake.

This class is opened to my students who have done the Buttercake and Butter icing class as well.

You will learn to assemble you cakes, mix colors and piping techniques.

Come with your creativity in mind.

Please bring your own turntable if you have one.  I will need once weeks’ notice of your attendance and all classes have to be paid upfront.

Price Per Person: $165 (Class will commence once there are 3 students, maximum 5 students in a class)

Borrowed Doll Cake Photo till I am able to take five gorgeous doll photos after class

Borrowed Doll Cake Photo till I am able to take five gorgeous doll photos after class

French Macaron Class

Sunday August 30th

2.30 to 5.30

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

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

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

 

Japanese Bread

Monday  31st August 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)

 

Puff Pastry

Monday 31st August 2.30 to 5.30

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

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

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

 

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.

 

 

August Cooking and Baking Classes 2014

Butterless Cakes – Kasutera Cake or Nagasaki Castella Cake 

Saturday August 2nd 10 to 1 pm

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

 

Thosai Idly Class

Saturday August 2nd 2.30 to 5.30pm

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

 

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

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

 

Chicken Curry Bread and a Margarita Pizza

Sunday August 3rd 10 to 1 pm

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I had Chicken Curry Bread (not chicken curried bread) one night when my brother brought it from Port Dickson.  I turned my nose to it.  But while watching my Korean Soapies, I got hungry so I decided to try it… and low and behold!!! 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

PS I will not be wrapping the Chicken Curry in Foil as shown, It will be something else with the chicken inside encased in foil.  So the chicken will not be cooking in the foil.

Picture is borrowed from herfrozenwings.blogspot.com till I do up a nice photo.

 

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

Indian Breakfast Class 2 – Vegetarian and Gluten Free

Sunday August 3rd 2.30 to 5.30

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

  1. Puttu
  2. Putumayam – String Hoppers
  3. Appam
  4. Green Chutney

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

Tea Time Favorites

Saturday August 9th 10 to 1pm

 

Learn to make tea time favorites.  You will learn to make;

  1. Chicken and Mushroom Quiche
  2. Apple Pie
  3. Fruit Tartlets
  4. Pastry

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

 

Rainbow Mille Crepe

Sunday August 10th 2.30 to 5.30

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Learn the art of Rainbow Mille Crepe.

Learn to make Rainbow Mille Crepe from scratch. You will learn to make the crepes, the mille feuille (Cream) and assemble the crepe and take your share home.

 

Price Per Person: $100

Class will commence once there are 6 students.  This is a hands on session so please dress comfortably and bring a container.

 

Mooncake Class 1

Saturday 16th August 10 to 1 pm

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A most asked for class all because the prices of mooncakes have gone up tremendously.

 

  1. Traditional Mooncake Skin
  2. Salted Egg Mooncake
  3. Fruit and Nut Moon Cake
  4. Lin Yoong Recipe will be provided and explained as it is too time consuming to do during class.

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

 

Mooncake Class 2 – Shanghai Mooncake

Sunday 17th August 10 to 1 pm

Another favorite this season, this fully hands on class will see you going home with several handmade mooncakes with different fillings. You will learn to prepare;

 

  1. Shanghai Mooncake Pastry
  2. Lotus Paste with Ginger and Cheese filling
  3. Coffee Lotus Paste
  4. Lin Yoong Recipe will be provided and explained as it is too time consuming to do during class.

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

 

Mooncake Class 3 – Teowchew Mooncake

Sunday 17th August 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make this flaky mooncake.  You will learn to make;

 

  1. Teowchew Pastry
  2. Yam and Egg Yolk filling
  3. Gold Ingot
  4. Lin Yoong Recipe will be provided and explained as it is too time consuming to do during class

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

 

Dishes of Fishes – A Kerala Fish Curry Class

Saturday 23rd August 2.30 to 5.30

 

The way curry is prepared in Bangalore is rather different then how we prepare it here.  While we tend to use a lot of ingredients in copious amounts, they don’t and yet their curries are tasty and sits well on the palate.  You will learn;

 

  1. Fish Molee – Influenced by travelers from Malaya
  2. Red Fish Curry – no coconut milk
  3. Fish Curry – could not think of the name as the dialect did translate too well, but a different style of course.

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

 

Jelly Mooncake

Sunday August 24th 2 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;

 

  1. Layered Agar Agar Mooncake
  2. Yam Agar Agar Mooncake

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

 

French Baguette Class

Saturday August 30th  2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make two types of French Bread.

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You will learn to bake from scratch the French Method with the crusty finish and the American Method which is slightly crusty.

This is a fully hands on class.

  1. French Baguette (Banh Mi – Vietnamese)
  2. American Baguette

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

 

 

Sour Dough Yeast Free Breads

Sunday August 31st  2.30 to 5.30

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Learn to make your own cultured rising agent.  This can be kept in the fridge for a long time and reused from time to time.  You will learn;

 

  1. Yeast Free Rising Agent
  2. Honey Loaf or Rolls
  3. Rustic Bread
  4. Charcoal Seed

 

Each person will get their yeast free culture to take home to practice. Class has to be booked at least two weeks in advance and fully paid so that each person can get their raising culture on the day.

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

Nasi Ulam Class

Monday September 1st 10 to 1 pm

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

 

  1. Nasi Ulam
  2. Ayam Goreng Berempah
  3. Brinjal Paceri
  4. Fresh Sambal Belacan

Price Per Person: $100 (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.

 

August Culinary Classes

This month is Cronut Month, we will be learning to make Cronut, a foodie phenomenon that has taken the world by storm over the last few months, and now I have the right recipe to teach it.  It’s known for its multi layers of melting pastry topped with many kinds of toppings. 

Cronut - Layers and layers of melting pastry...

Cronut – Layers and layers of melting pastry…

Hawker Curry Puffs
Sunday August 4th 10 am to 1 pm

Learn to make two types of our favorite curry puff.

1. Malay or Indian Crispy Curry puff Pastry
2. Rolled Curry Puffs
3. Chicken Curry Filling

Price Per Person: RM90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

French Macaron Class

CLASS IS FULL
August 9th Friday 2.30 to 5.30

 

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Learn to make this sweet favorite. You will learn to make;

1. French Macarons
2. Chocolate Black Sesame Salty Filling
3. Lemon Filling

Price Per Person: RM95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Moon Cake Class
Saturday August 10th 2.30 to 5.30

CLASS IS FULL

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A most asked for class all because the prices of mooncakes have gone up tremendously.

1. Traditional Mooncake Skin
2. A few flavors of Snowskin – Pandan, Charcoal and Strawberry
3. Salted Egg Mooncake
4. Fruit and Nut Moon Cake
5. Lin Yoong Recipe will be provided and explained as it is too time consuming to do during class.

Price Per Person: RM100

Lemon Desserts
Sunday August 11th 2.30 pm

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;

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: RM95

Let’s make Cronuts!
Saturday August 17th 10 am to 1 pm

Class is FULL

Sunday August 18th 10 am to 1 pm CLASS IS FULL

SUNDAY August 25th 10 am to 1 pm

NEW CLASS

BE THE FIRST IN MALAYSIA!

Cronuts Galore

Cronuts Galore

Learn to make Cronut and two toppings:
1. Learn to make Cronut Pastry
2. Marshmallow Topping
3. Apple Tea Cinnamon Topping

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

Let’s make Sweet Breads
Saturday August 17th 2.30 to 5.30

CLASS IS FULL

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1. Cinnamon Rolls
2. Potato Bread
3. Fruit Loaf

This is a fully hands on session.

Price Per Person: RM95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Nasi Lemak Kukus

SEPTEMBER 1st 10 am to 1 pm

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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. Sotong Sambal
5. Crispy Fried Fish

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

Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com
All Classes will be held at 70 Jalan 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

All classes are to be paid for in advance before a seat is confirmed.
For more information, do refer to my blog, http://www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com