September & October 2016 Class Schedule*

21 Aug

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Hi there!

August passed very fast for me. The exciting Rio Olympic games is about to be finished. I was supporting Japanese players and also Malaysian players every night and morning… I especially liked the swimming part! In the meantime, my daughter had a long school holiday and despite us planning to do things with her, our family fell sick one by one… from either fever or food poisoning during her entire holiday^^; So we ended up watching the Olympic games and doing some non-physical activities in and around our house. In any case, it was an interesting summer holiday for me and I am glad my family is well now. Nothing beats staying healthy!

I would like to post September & October 2016 class schedule today, as I will be going back to Japan in the middle of October to early November. Summer is ending and autumn is coming, and I would like to introduce a couple of new yummy autumn recipes. Let’s enjoy the apple fiesta in the next two months ^^*!

Here is the class schedule; and kindly refer to the Class Calendar, too.

 

<September & October 2016 Class Schedule>

1. Apple Tartin Pound Cake & Vanilla Kipferl – Basic Class –

An upside down apple cake with caramelised apple 

It’s a moist pound cake that tastes like apple pie!

Vanilla Kipferl is a melty vanilla biscuit

 

DATE:   September 24th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

               September 29th (Thurs.) 11:00am-2:30pm

               October 9th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

   FEE:    RM200 (RM159 for members)

 

2. Tart au Pomme (Apple Tart) & Kinako Madeleine – Premier Class –

 

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Apple tart with creme d’amande, apple comport, and fresh apple on top.

Glazed with caramelized sugar and apricot jam.

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Kinako madeleine

DATE:   September 25th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!

               October 1st (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm

   FEE:    RM210 (RM169 for members)

 

3. Valencia ~Sadaharu Aoki Style Entremet Cake & Gianduja Sable~ – Premier Class –

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Dacquoise, Chocolat Mousse, Chocolat Biscuit, Orange Mousse

with crunchy paillete feilletine

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Hazelnuts cookie sandwiched with praline chocolat

 

DATE:     September 10th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm

                 September 15th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!

   FEE:     RM210 (RM169 for members)

 

4. Foret Noir (Black Forest) Cake & Hazelnuts Praline Sable *Request* – Premier Class –

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Classic black forest cake layered with chocolate mousse, cherry and cream

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Hazelnuts cookie sandwiched with praline chocolat

DATE:       September 17th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!

                   October 6th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm     

    FEE:       RM210 (RM169  for members)

 

5. “Beard Papa Style” Japanese Cookie Choux & Caramel Finacier – Basic Class – *Request*

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Jumbo choux filled with melty Japanese creme patissiere

and crunchy biscuit on top.

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Caramel finacier with melty caramel on top

DATE&TIME:       September 21st (Wed.) 10:30am-2:00pm 

    FEE:                    RM200 (RM159  for members)

 

For registration, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!!!

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

Valencia ~Sadaharu Aoki Style Entremet Cake~ Class*

4 Aug

 

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Our new class in August: Entremet Valencia ~ Sadaharu Aoki Style ~. Originally from famous patissier Sadaharu Aoki’s Valencia, this entremet cake has been modified to Caramel Factory style, to enable you to create a high-end French style cake at your home^^.

It consists of 5 layers; Biscuit dacquoise (with a hint of hazelnuts), Crunchy praline feuilletine, Chocolat mousse, Biscuit chocolat, and Orange cremeux. It’s a delicious combination of chocolate x hazelnuts x fresh orange.

You will be making this cake in a pair with 7″x7″ (18cm square) mold, and will be bringing back 9cm x 18cm size each.

 

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Another menu for this class is Gianduja Sable. This is a soft type of cookie sandwiched with chocolat praline. We will pipe the cookie into round shape and bake.

So for this class, we will enjoy the great combination of chocolat * hazelnuts, together with orange!

Here is the class schedule;

 

DATE:     August 18th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                 August 27th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

   FEE:     RM210 (RM169 for members)

 

Sorry but currently both class is full. I will be scheduling another 2 classes in September, so kindly let me know if you are interested in!

Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you ^^*

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

 

 

Coffee Beans*

3 Aug

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Last weekend I had Coffee & Macaron Making Master Course, day 1. One of my students who was back on holiday from Australia (yes, my students are international ^^*!), has kindly bought me some coffee beans from where she lives – in Melbourne. The shop name is called Seven Seeds and seems to be handling various types of coffee beans / Specialty coffee beans. They roast themselves too!

 

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The packaging and the cards that were slipped together explained how much they care about the beans they carry and the passion to transfer their thoughts to consumers. I like that! The one I had was Seven Seeds Espresso Blend, and beans were from Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Colombia and Brazil. Taste like: Plum, Raspberry, Caramel (according to their notes).

 

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During the class, I shared beans that I got from from Jason BSC – Brazil Santos, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Kenya AA, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia Mandheling, and Guatemala Antigua. These are more commercial beans and it’s good to compare how different region beans taste differently. Each bean has different characteristics, and you can tell such characters the most when you actually brew them together. We also tasted above Specialty coffee in Hario hand-pouring, although the beans are suited for espresso based drink.

The coffee and cafe culture in Malaysia is expanding in the last couple of years, and I feel that we have more options and luxury to choose our coffee. We are lucky to see this with our eyes, and I hope that the industry will grow more in the future!

 

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And I wish to visit Australia Melbourne one day!

Thanks for your sharing ^^.

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

 

Coffee & Macaron Master Course*

24 Jul

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Hi there!

We are having our Coffee & Macaron Master Course this weekend! This two day course comes with a certificate of completion from Caramel Factory.

This class is for you to deepen your knowledge on coffee and macaron making, and hopefully give you more joy in visiting cafes and making coffee and macarons on your own^^.

You will be learning all about the history of coffee,  how coffee beans are harvested and roasted, and how different regions of coffee beans vary in size, flavour, etc. You will also be brewing coffee by Hario hand-dripper, as well as an espresso machine, syphon machine, mocha pot and other coffee making tools. It is a fairly comprehensive beginner’s guide to specialty coffee making!

 

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As for macaron making, you will be learning over 12 kinds of macarons in two sessions, by both Italian meringue and French meringue way. We’ll using high quality ingredients such as Belgium chocolate, French vanilla paste, Japanese green tea powder, and french fruits puree. Some of the flavours that I’ll be teaching are: Vanilla Rose macaron, Royal Milk Tea macaron, Passion Chocolate macaron, and many more!

For details of this class, kindly refer to my previous post; Coffee & Macaron Making Master Course.

Here is the class schedule (2 days course);

DAY 1:   July 31st (Sunday) 10:30am-5:00pm *30 minutes lunch break included

DAY 2:  August 7th (Sunday) 10:30am-5:00pm *30 minutes lunch break included

FEE:      Promotion RM990 (original price RM1,290) – 3 more seats left!

 

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If you are interested in joining the course, kindly email at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).  

I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

August 2016 Class Schedule*

19 Jul

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Hi there! I hope everyone has had a good Raya holidays. After a relaxing week, it’s back to work at the kitchen testing out some new recipes and refining old ones:) Today I would like to post our August 2016 class schedule.

It’s in the midst of summer in Japan ^^, so I am introducing a cooling desert called Valencia, which is one of the specialty of the renowned patisserie Sadaharu Aoki!

Here is the class schedule;

*Please refer to Class Calendar as well.

 

<August 2016>

1. Valencia ~Sadaharu Aoki Style Entremet Cake~ & Gianduja Sable – Premier Class –

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Dacquoise, Chocolat Mousse, Chocolat Biscuit, Orange Mousse

with crunchy paillete feilletine

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Hazelnuts cookie sandwiched with praline chocolat

DATE:     August 18th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                 August 27th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

   FEE:     RM210 (RM169 for members)

*I will be repeating this class on September weekend. Thanks!

 

2. Green Tea Strawberry Rollcake & Maccha Madeleine -Basic Class- *Request*

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Greentea roll cake with greentea ganache & strawberry

maccha finache

 

DATE & TIME:    August 25th (Thurs.)    11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

FEE:                       RM210.00 (RM159.00 for members)

*For details of this class, please refer to my post Japanese Maccha Rollcake.

 

 

 

3. Tart au Tiramisu & Chocolat Orange Finacier -Premier Class- *Request*

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DATE:      July 21st (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm

                  July 24th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!

                  August 20th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

    FEE:     RM210 (RM169 for members)

 

 

4. Bread class 1 ~ Japanese snow white bread & Ham and cheese roll ~

Japanese snow white bread

Snow White Bread

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Ham and Cheese Roll

(We will use Halal Chicken Ham)

DATE:       August 13th (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm – FULL

    FEE:      RM200 (RM159  for members)

 

5. Bread class 2 ~ Chocolate bagels & Japanese donuts ~

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Chocolate walnuts bagels

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kinako & chocolate coating

DATE:       August 13th (Sat.) 2:00pm-5:30pm

    FEE:       RM200 (RM159  for members)

 

 

<Coffee & Macaron Master Course>

Coffee & Macaron Course is an intensive 2-day course designed for students that are interested in mastering  the art of making macarons and coffee brewing (focusing on hand-dripping). For more details of this course kindly refer to my blog post; Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course!

 

 

As for the date and fee;

DAY 1:   July 31st (Sunday) 10:30am-5:00pm

DAY 2:  August 7th (Sunday) 10:30am-5:00pm

FEE:      Promotion RM990 (original price RM1,290) – 3 more seats left!

*It’s a full day course with 30 minutes lunch break. We will make various types of macarons (more than 12 kinds) over these 2 days. Each session will start with macaron making and you will learn about coffee in the 2nd half of the day tasting delicious macarons and coffee. It’s a fun class and I am looking forward to having good time with you!

 

For registration, kindly email at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). 

I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

Tart au Tiramisu*

11 Jul

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Selamat Hari Raya!

How was your Hari Raya holiday? I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend^^. As for me, I stayed around the town and played with my kids, went to some cafes and also did some baking. It was relaxing and refreshing holiday for me ^^*.

This is Tart au Tiramisu I’m teaching in July class.

 

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It consists of; Pate a sucre chocolat (chocolate tart), chocolat ganache with a hint of orange flavour, biscuit chocolat (chocolate sponge cake), and tiramisu mousse on top. It is a delicious tart especially for chocolate lovers…

 

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We will bake Orange chocolat finacier together in the class. Chocolate and orange is a good match!

We still have seats for below classes;

DATE:      July 21st (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm

                  July 24th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm 

    FEE:     RM210 (RM169 for members)

 

As for other July Class Schedule, kindly refer to the link attached.

For class registration, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

 

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you!

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

 

 

Chiffon Cakes*

27 Jun

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Tokyo Lemon Chiffon Cake  from June class!

 

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This lemon chiffon cake has a little bit of unique texture compared to my previous chiffon cakes. It has a hint of sour cream and adds freshness to the cake that goes well with sour lemon!

Here are some photos of the chiffon cakes I’ve baked in the class;

 

Kyoto Green Tea & White Chocolate Chiffon

 Caramel Banana Chiffon

Hokkaido Chiffon (Earl Grey Tea)

That means you have learnt Hokkaido, Kyoto and Tokyo style of chiffon cakes^^!

Chiffon cake is rather easy to bake cakes (only meringue part is difficult), so I hope you can bake them many times for your friends and family!

Cheers,

Tomoko

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