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October 2016 Cooking and Baking Classes

 

Japanese Bread

Sunday October 2nd 2 to 5 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: $110 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Fruit Cakes for Diwali

Monday October 3rd 2.30 to 5 pm

 

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

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Chunky Fruit Cake

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

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

Chequered Cake

Sunday October 9th   10.30 to 1.30

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I made this Chequered cake for a private class a few months ago.  It is fun and easy and somehow it makes everyone excited when you cut it.  So we will bake and decorate;

  1. Orange Cake
  2. Rich Chocolate Butter Cake
  3. Chocolate Butter Cream
  4. Chocolate Orange Butter Cream

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

Pineapple Tart Class

Saturday October 15th 10 to 1 pm

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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

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

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

 

Murukus and Sweet Spicy Cornflake Class

Saturday October 15th 2.30 to 4.30 pm

A lot of people have been grumbling about the prices of Murukku. So I think we should learn it.

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

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

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

 

Puff Pastry Class

October 16th 2.30 to 5.30 pm

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

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  1. Puff Pastry
  2. Sausage Rolls – The real thing
  3. Spinach and Cheese Puffs
  4. Spicy Tuna Puffs

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Price Per Person: $120 (class will commence once there are six students)  Class will commence once there are 5 students. Maximum 6 students per class.

 

Curry Curry for Diwali!

Saturday 22nd 2.30 to 5 pm

  1. Kerala Fish Curry
  2. South Indian Prawn Curry
  3. Mutton Devil Curry

Price Per Person: $150 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Class has to be booked and fully paid up by the 17th as I need to order the fish and prawns.

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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

 

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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.

 

 

March 2016 Cooking and Baking Classes

Sunday March 6th 2 pm 

Tuesday March 15th 2 pm

Zaku Zaku Croquant Puff with Salted Egg Crème

I was asked to do this class for an Overseas 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.  First class in PJ.  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)

 

Saturday March 12th 2 pm

Vegetarian Meals

 This is part Malay part Indian, part Chinese and probably part Eurasian style of food.  Something I am quite used to eating each day.  You will learn;

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  1. Spicy Pumpkin
  2. Gado Gado
  3. Stuffed Chee Cheong Fun

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

 

Thursday 17th March 11 am

Kid’s Pizza Class

Let’s make different pizza variations;

  1. Pizza Pinweels
  2. Calzone
  3. Pizza Pizza
  4. Pizza Dough
  5. Pizza Sauce

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

Sunday 20th March 2 pm

Breakfast and Eggs

  1. Asparagus Fritata (Spinach will be used if no Asparagus)
  2. Scrambled Eggs
  3. Omelet with a lightly spiced Vegetable Filling
  4. French Toast

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

 

Sunday 27th March 2 pm

Fish Curry Bread

 

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I’ve done, Chicken Curry Bread, Chicken Rendang Bread and Mutton Curry Bread.  This time, let’s do a Fish Curry Bread.

This will probably be more difficult than the meats.

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students) Each student will get one Fish Curry Bread to take 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 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.

January 2016 Cooking and Baking Classes

Saturday January 16th 10 to 1pm

School Recess Food

Nutrition is always an issue for school going kids.  Learn to make some easy fridgeable foods for school recess that withstands the heat and still looks good. This is even good for breakfast and also during breaks.

  1. Granola Bars
  2. Chicken and Cheese Muffins
  3. Mini Bread Fritatas

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

 

Saturday January 16th 2.30 to 5.30

Bak Kwa Class

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Learn to make Chicken Bak Kwa for Chinese New Year.

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

Please bring a container to take your Bak Kwa home.

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

 

Sunday January 17th 10 to 1 pm

Sweet and Fruity Bread Class and other old tea treats.

I like Fruity Breads, but not so much the sweet part, but at times it is nice.  You will learn to make to make a European Sweet and Fruity Bread, an two old fashioned tea favorites all using dried fruits.

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  1. Kugelhopf – only because I want to show off my new mould
  2. Florentines – the days when sugar was loved
  3. Eccles Cakes – Fruitiness Encased in Puff Pastry.

Price Per Person: $110 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Sunday January 17th 2.30 to 5.30

Sweet Little Teatime Treats

Sometime I just like nice pretty little things for Tea.  Learn to make;

Japanese Crepe

  1. Japanese Crepes
  2. Cream Puffs
  3. Butter Tarts

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

 

Saturday January 23rd 11 to 1 pm  

Heart Stopping Roti Jala Desserts

Roti Jala or Net Pancake is not only good with curries but also as a dessert.  Today you will learn two desserts using Roti Jala.

  1. Roti Jala Recipe
  2. Roti Jala with Durian – Serawa Durian
  3. Roti Jala with Sticky Rice and Mango

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

 

Please like my Facebook page, Cooking with Nicholas

 

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

                                                                

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.

 

 

 

 

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)

Please like my Facebook page, Cooking with Nicholas

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

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.

 

 

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)

Please like my Facebook page, Cooking with Nicholas

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.