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May 2018 Cooking and Baking Classes

Messy Cake Class

Tuesday May 1st 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make Messy Cake.  This is a cake where timing is precise. A more Molten Cake will be baked on the day.

Ideal for Vegetarians!

Eggless and Molten!

Each student will get to take their own cake home.

You will learn;

  1. EGGLESS Chocolate Molten Mud Cake
  2. Milk Chocolate Topping
  3. Assembling the cake

Price Per Person: RM150 (Class will commence once there are 3 students)

Everything will be provided.

 

Pineapple Tart Class

Tuesday May 1st 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make 2 types of pineapple tarts and pineapple jam.  You will learn;

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  1. Traditional Open Tarts
  2. Rolled Pineapple Tart or Pineapple Short Cake
  3. Pineapple Jam

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Price Per Person: RM130 (Class will commence once there are 4 students)

 

Cream Puff and Churros

Sunday May 6th 2 to 5 pm

Learn to make Cream Puffs and Churros.  You will learn;

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  1. Choux Paste
  2. Creme Anglaise
  3. Chocolate Elairs
  4. Churros

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Price Per Person: RM140 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

QUICHE QUICHE QUICHE

Saturday May 12th  10 to 1 pm

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

  1. Lightly Spiced Creamy Chicken Quiche
  2. Spinach, Tomato and Capsicum Quiche
  3. Crustless Vegetable Quiche
  4. Short Crust Pastry

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

 

Puff Pastry Class

Sunday May 13th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make your own Puff Pastry along with Sausage Rolls and Chicken Pie.

You will learn to make:

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

Price Per Person: RM140  (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.

 

Kuih Kuih 2

Sunday May 20th 11 to 2 pm

Second Class in the series.  You will learn to make;

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  1. Woo Tau Ko (Yam Cake)
  2. Teem Cheong
  3. Chilly Sauce
  4. Kuih Serimuka
  5. Onde Onde

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Price Per Person: RM140 (Class will commence once there are 3 students)

 More Classes will be added.

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your place.

Please check Cooking with Nicholas on Facebook to get more updates.

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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.

 

 

July 2015 Cooking and Baking Classes

Sunday July 5th 10 to 1 pm Thosai and Idly Class Learn to make Indian Breakfast delights. You will learn to make;

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

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

Sunday July 5th 2.30 to 5.30

Curry Bread

One of my favorite bread classes. This time we will make Chicken Curry Bread with a different curry.   Since it is Hari Raya and all I decided on a Chicken Rendang. You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Bread – Bread just for Curry Bread
  2. Chicken Rendang

Price Per Person: $85 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Saturday July 11th 10 to 12.30

Muffin Class

Double Cheese Muffin

Learn to make some quick and easy muffins. Once again, Muffins are not Cupcakes, and Cupcakes are not Muffins. You will learn to make;

  1. Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping
  2. Double Cheese Savory Muffins
  3. Cranberry and Apple Muffins

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

Saturday July 11th 2.30 to 5.30

Hawker Favorites Lor Mai Fun

These are some of my favorite Hawker foods.

  1. Lor Mai Fun
  2. Lor Bak – Chicken
  3. Pandan Kuih Kosui

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

Sunday July 12th 10 to 1 pm

Chequered Cake

I made this Chequered cake for a private class last month.  And forgot to take a photo. 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. Orange Butter Cream

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

Sunday July 12th 2.30 to 5.30

French Macarons

Learn to make these little morsels that everyone seems to either hate or love.  You will learn the fundamentals of making; 20150425_161118

  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)

Friday July 17th 10 to 12.30

Buttercake and Butter Icing Class

20150426_160239 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. 20150426_160252 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. Each person takes home their own decorated buttercake.

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

Friday July 17th 2.30 to 5.30

Puff Pastry Class

20150614_172209 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

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Saturday July 18th 2.30 to 5.30

Cupcakes

These new cupcakes leave a very different taste to the palate.  Almost never done here, so why not try it.  We often have left over Rosemary and Olive Oil around the house.  Peanut Butter is always there are well and that just leave the Chestnuts which you can buy fully peeled from MBG outlets. So you will learn to bake;

  1. Rosemary and Olive Oil Cupcakes with a Chestnut Puree
  2. Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes

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

Sunday July 19th 2.30 to 5 pm

Crumble Base Delights

Crumble is an easy and fast pastry where it can be quickly prepared without much skill needed, and it’s uses are numerous.  You will learn to prepare;

  1. Crumble Pastry
  2. Nutella Crumble Slice
  3. Jackfruit and Apple Crumble
  4. Crumble Cake

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

Saturday July 25th 2.30 to 5.30

Malaysian Noodle Soup Class

This was part of my Local Café class which I did last year.

  1. Fish Head Bee Hoon
  2. Prawn Mee
  3. Chilly Sambal
  4. 2 types of Stock

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

Sunday July 26th 2.30 to 5.30

Cheesecake Class

chocolate peanut butter marbled cheesecake Learn to prepare two easy cheesecakes without fuss and mess.  You will learn;

  1. Marbled Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cheese Cake
  2. Apple Dump Cheesecake

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.