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October 2017 Cooking and Baking Classes

 

 

Saturday October 7th 10 to 1 pm

Nasi Tomato

Tomato Rice has always been difficult because for as long as I’ve done it , it always doesn’t cook so well. Now it does!

  1. Nasi Tomato
  2. Mutton Kurma
  3. Achar Jelatah

Price Per Person: RM135

Saturday October 7th 2.30 to 5.30

Sujee Cake and Love Cake

This Sujee Cake Recipe is more than 100 years old.  This was my parents wedding cake and the person who made the cake passed on a few years ago well into her 90s and this recipe belonged to her mother.

This Love Cake is slightly less heavy then the ones you find in Sri Lanka which is full of sugar that no one eats it at wedding.  I learnt mine from the famous Mrs Foenander.

You will learn;

  1. Old Fashioned Sujee Cake – Semolina Cake
  2. Love Cake

Price Per Person: RM140

 

Sunday October 8th 10 to 1 pm

Indian Style Chicken Class

I haven’t had this class in a while, because the last time I was quite flustered.  I learnt this in India and when it is not my recipe and I am teaching it, it can get difficult.  So now I’ve refined it and let’s do it again.  You will learn;

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Malai Tikka

  1. Chicken Tandoori
  2. Chicken Malai Tikka
  3. Chicken Lollipop

Price Per Person: RM145

 

Sunday October 8th 2.30 to 5.30

Smoked Mutton Class

The wafting aroma of Smoked Mutton when you open it at the table for your family and friends will leave everyone in awe.  Always does at class anyhow.  You will learn;

  1. Smoked Mutton
  2. Oven Baked Naan Bread
  3. Smoked Brinjal

Price Per Person: $130 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Saturday 14th 10 to 1 pm

Mutton Beriani Dum and Fish Beriani

I learnt this in India and Malaysianised the cooking method simply because I found it difficult for myself and also for my students.  So now you will learn no hassle Beriani Dum and Fish Beriani.

 

  1. Mutton Beriani Dum
  2. Fish Beriani – Boneless
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Fish Beriani

Price Per Person: RM140

 

Saturday 14th 2.30 to 5.30 pm

Mutton Mania.  

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. Making stuff with Mutton Keema

Price Per Person: $140 (class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Sunday 15th 10 to 1 pm

Butterless Cakes – Kasutera Cake and Japanese Ogura Cake

As much as I love buttery cakes, these are butter free.

  1. Nagasaki Castella Cake – a cake from the Portuguese that entered into Japan hundreds of years ago
  2. Japanese Ogura Cake

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Price Per Person: RM140

 

Sunday 15th 2.30 to 5.30 pm

Prawn Mee 

Learn the art of preparing Penang Prawn Mee

You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Two Prawn Broths require for the preparation of the soup
  2. Chilly Paste
  3. Prawn Soup
  4. Other Accompaniments

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

 

French Macarons

Holiday Class

Wednesday 18th 2 to 5

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. Cheesy Sambal Filling
  3. Cranberry Ganache

Price Per Person: $150 (Class will commence once there are 3 students)

 

Mutton Curry Bread

OCTOBER 21st 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make Mutton Curry Bread.

You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Bread
  2. Mutton Curry
  3. Assembling and baking the Mutton Curry Bread

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Price Per Person: RM140

Fruit Cakes Again

October 22nd 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make;

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  1. Sri Lankan Fruit Cake (Semolina Fruit Cake)
  2. Dundee Cake

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Price Per Person: RM150

 

Chocolate Indulgence

Saturday 28th 2.30 to 5.30

Let’s make some Decadent Chocolate Flavors, you will learn to make;

 

  1. Rich Chocolate Brownies
  2. Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Chocolate Lava Cake

Price Per Person: $135

This is a hands on class.

Vegetarian Class

Sunday October 29th 10 to 1

I was once a vegetarian.  These were some of my favorite foods

  1. Angel Hair Kerabu
  2. Home Made Cheese Crackers
  3. Carrot and Chickpea Salad
  4. Vegetable Cutlets

Price Per Person: $140

 

Salted Egg Cream Puffs

Sunday October 29th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make Salted Egg Cream Puffs with Almond Topping

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Learn to make;

  1. Choux Paste
  2. Salted Egg Filling
  3. Almond Topping

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Price Per Person: RM135

 

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your classes.

Classes are held at 70 Jalan 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

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November Cooking Classes

 

A Nutty Cookie Class

Saturday November 9th 10 to 1 pm     

Learn to make 3 types of Nutty Cookies

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You will learn to make;

  1. Almond Biscotti
  2. Walnut Cookies
  3. Hazelnut Swirls

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 8 students)

Mille Crepe

Saturday November 9th 2.30 to 5.30

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The art of Mille Crepe – Learn to make 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: $95

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

Muffins Galore

Sunday November 10th 10 am to 1

Easy Peasy Muffins

Learn to make my favorite Banana Crumb Muffins, you will also learn;

  1. Banana Crumb Muffin
  2. Cranberry and Orange Muffins
  3. Carrot Nut Muffin
  4. Zucchini and Onion Muffins

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

Beef Steak and its Accompaniments

Sunday November 10th 2.30 to 5.30

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Learn to prepare a western meal. You will learn,

  1. Chicken Liver Pate
  2. Bruschetta with Vegetable and Cheese Topping
  3. Beef Fillet with gravy
  4. Roasted Vegetable Salad
  5. Spicy Potatoes

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 8 students)

Cakes – My Favorite Carrot Cake

Saturday November 16th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make one of  my favorite cakes

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Carrot and Cranberry Cake with Italian Butter Cream and  Coconut Topping

You will learn:

  1. Nutty Carrot and Cranberry cake
  2. Italian Butter Cream
  3. Coconut Topping

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

Lamb Chop Class

Sunday November 17th 10 to 1 pm

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Learn to prepare a western meal. You will learn

  1. Chicken Liver Pate
  2. Minestrone Soup
  3. Lamb Chops
  4. Pan Fried Egg Plants
  5. Pan Seared Cherry Tomatoes
  6. Mashed Potatoes

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 8 students)

Baking with Green Tea

Sunday November 17th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make Tea Time Favorites. You will learn;

  1. Green Tea Sponge roll with Green Tea Filling
  2. Green Tea Chiffon Cake with a Green Tea Butter Cream
  3. Green Tea Sable Cookies

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

Children’s Pizza and  Mac and Cheese Class

Wednesday November 20th 10 to 1 

Kids will learn to make Pizza and Mac and Cheese.

  1. Learn to make Pizza Dough
  2. Topping
  3. Macaroni and Cheese..

These are ideal snacks for school next year.

Price Per Child: $85 (Class will commence once there are 6 children)

Christmas Cake Class 1

Saturday November 23rd 10 to 1pm

Wednesday November 27th 2.30 to 5.30

 

It’s my favorite time of year when we make our Christmas Cake. You will learn to make two types of fruit cakes.

  1. Rich Rich Fruit Cake
  2. Semolina Fruit Cake

This is a semi hands on class where students will participate in making and baking the cake together.

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

A Rustic Christmas Roasting Class – Cooking with Lamb

Sunday November 24th 10 to 1 pm

This year’s recipes are all new, so why not come and try it all.

  1. Leg of Lamb Stuffed with Savory Rice
  2. Two Cheese Potato Pancakes– A Dish with many uses.
  3. Whole Baked Carrots
  4. Christmas Pudding
  5. Brandy Butter Custard

Price Per Person: $125 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Christmas Cake Class 2

Sunday November 24th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make English Classics that are oldies but goodies and seldom heard off around here.

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Dundee Cake – Courtesy of World Receipes.blogspot.com

  1. Dundee Cake
  2. Classic English Christmas Cake

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

 

December 2012 Cooking Classes

Non Turkey Lovers Class
Sunday December 2nd 2.30 to 5.30

CLASS IS FULL

1. Lemon Rosemary Leg of Lamb
2. Roast Chicken
3. Stuffing
4. Roasted Vegetable Salad
5. Spicy Baby Potatoes
6. Christmas Pudding
7. Brandy Butter Sauce

Price Per Person: $145 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)
This is a hands on class, We prepare and cook the meal together and then have a nice meal.

Christmas Delights
Saturday December 1st 2.30 – FULL

Sunday December 16th 10 – 1 place left

You will learn to make some Christmas favorites that seem to be rather expensive at all major hotels. This is a fully Hands on session where you will be working in groups. You will learn to make:

1. Stollen
2. Marzipan for Stollen Filling
3. Fruit Mince Tart Filling


4. Christmas Fruit Mince Tart


5. Shortbread

These are ideal homemade Christmas gifts.

Price Per Person: $90 Class will commence once there are eight students.

Fruit Cake Class
Thursday December 6th 10 to 1 pm
Saturday December 8th 10 to 1 pm – CLASS IS FULL

It’s my favorite time of year when we make our Christmas Cake. You will learn to make two types of fruit cakes.

1. Rich Rich Fruit Cake
2. Semolina Fruit Cake

This is a semi hands on class where students will participate in making and baking the cake together.

Price Per Person: $85 Class will commence once there are six students.

Sri Lankan Love Cake Class
Saturday December 8th 2.30 to 4.30

After years and years, I am finally holding this Love Cake Class. This is a traditional cake made when gentlemen came a courting. Learn to make this cake from scratch. This cake takes a bit of precision and care when being prepared.

This is a hands on session where you will be making this cake in groups.

Price Per Person: $65. Class will commence once there are 6 students.

Yule Log
December 1st 10 – 1pm – CLASS IS FULL
December 9th 2.30 to 5.30 –

2 places left
December 15th 10 to 1 pm

Decorate your own Christmas Yule Log and take it home. You will learn to prepare


1. Traditional Sponge for Swiss Roll
2. Cherry Filling
3. Chocolate Icing to decorate the cake

This is a Fully Hands on session, so please dress comfortably.

Price Per Person: $90. Class will commence once there are eight students.

Turkey Class
Saturday December 15th 2.30 to 5.30
Sunday December 16th 2.30 to 5.30

It’s the yearly Turkey Class, learn to make my moist turkey and all the trimmings and accompaniments that go with it.

1. Roast turkey with chestnut stuffing and turkey gravy


2. Waldorf salad
3. Sautéed Rosemary Tomatoes
4. Scalloped potatoes


5. Christmas pudding
6. Butter custard sauce

Price Per Person: $135. Class will commence once there are eight 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 http://www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

All Classes have to be paid in advance.

November Baking Classes

Let’s make Pies

Wednesday November 16th 10 to 1 pm

Saturday November 19th 10 to 1 pm

Let’s get together and make pies..

We’ll make

  1.  Short Crust pastry
  2. Chicken Pie
  3. Shepherds Pie
  4. Apple Pie
  5. Chicken Filling
  6. Vegetarian Mushroom Filling

Price Per Person: $125 – This is  hands on session where each person makes their own pastry and assembles their pies.

Class will commence once there are 6 people

Rich Fruit Cake Class

Wednesday November 23rd 10 to 1 pm

Sunday November 27th 10 to 1 pm

It’s my favorite time of year when we make our Christmas Cake. You will learn to make two types of fruit cakes.

  1. Rich Rich Fruit Cake
  2. Semolina Fruit Cake – Sri Lankan Fruit Cake

This is a semi hands on class where students will participate in making and baking the cake together.

Price Per Person: $85

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 nicholas_pillai@yahoo.com to book and to make any enquiries.  Please check my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com