June 2015 Class Schedule*

19 May

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Hi there!

Today I would like to post our June Class Schedule!

Since Ramadan month is starting in the middle of June, I am happy to announce a Special Dessert Class, with 5 delightful items that are perfect to be introduced on your dessert table! We will also have some repeat classes and Coffee & Macaron course in the month of June!

Here is the class schedule;

1. Season Special Dessert Plate – Special Lesson – 

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Above photos are just samples but I am planning 2 types of pie, 2 types of cookie and a butter cake such as;

Passion Chocolat Pie

Cheesecake Pie

Apple Hazelnut Finacier

Passion Galette

Chocolat Sable

DATE:      June 7th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:30pm 

                   June 12th (Fri.) 11:00am-3:30pm

                   June 20th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:30pm 

FEE:          RM250 (RM195  for members)

2. Pistachio Pound & Chilled yogurt cake *Request* – Basic Class –

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For details of this class, kindly refer to Pistachio Pound Cake Class.

DATE:      June 10th (Wed.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

FEE:          RM200 (RM159  for members)

3. Mango Cheesecake & Cranberry Scone *Request* – Premier Class – 

Mango Rare cheesecake

Non-baked type of cheesecake with fresh mango!

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Cranberry and white chocolate scone

For details of this class, kindly refer to Mango Rare Cheesecake Class!

DATE & TIME:    June 17th (Wed.)  11:00am-3:00pm  

FEE:                       RM210.00 (RM169.00 for members)

4. Pound Cake au Marrons & Macaron d’amians *Repeat* – Basic Class –

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Marble pound cake rich in marron (chestnut) paste

and chestnuts

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Another type of “Macarons”

Traditional French style cookie

with almond powder and egg white

DATE:       June 24th (Wed.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

FEE:          RM200 (RM159  for members)

5. Saint Marc & Galette Nante *Repeat* – Premier Class – 

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Traditional French pastry with vanilla & chocolate mousse

sandwiched with fluffy almond cake.

Caramelised sugar on top.

 

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French style crispy sable

DATE:       June 28th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm

FEE:          RM210 (RM169  for members)

6. Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course: Master The Fine Art of Coffee Making and Macarons

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This 3 day course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge of coffee and macaron making, focusing on Japanese hand-dripped (pour over) style of coffee making. It is known as the best way of making coffee and all participants will learn hands-on the techniques of how most coffee is made in cafes in Japan and Korea, as well as a detailed history and the characteristics of beans from different regions around the world.

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

DAY 1:   June 6th (Sat.) 11:00am-4:30pm

*DAY 2 & DAY 3: TBA in July/August

To register for class, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). Thank you so much and am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Saint Marc & Galette Nante*

18 May

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Our new menu for the May Premier class is Saint Marc!

It’s a traditional French cake with two layers of mousse (vanilla & chocolate) sandwiched with biscuit joconde, and well caramelized on top. If you ask me how it tastes like, I’d say “Ice Cream!”.

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The traditional one doesn’t have any decoration on top. Some have apricot jam as the last coating, but mostly look simple. It’s not so a common cake in Japan, but if you visit French style patisserie you will find them ‘quietly’ sitting in the showcase.

Here is one of the Saint Marc I have tried in Tokyo – from Les Entremets de Kunitachi.

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It’s simple looking but is a delicious cake, so I am glad to be introducing to you!

Another menu for this class is Galette Nante, also a French style simple butter cookie.

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Here is the class schedule;

DATE:       May 16th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FINISHED

                   May 31st (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

*Will be repeated in June (weekend)

By the way, I will be posting June class schedule tomorrow! So please keep yourself posted!!!

Thanks for always visiting our blog^^!

FEE:          RM210 (RM169  for members)

Afternoon tea @ Cameron Highlands Resort

15 May

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During our trip to Cameron Highlands, we stayed in Cameron Highlands Resort, one of the YTL’s resorts. The hotel room was nice, the service was great, and the breakfast and tea at Jim Thompson’s tearoom was excellent!


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I enjoyed afternoon tea with my parents while my husband took care of the kids^^ (thank you…). One great thing about this hotel is that they had kid’s room, where kids could enjoy small slides and blocks whenever they want to.

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Jim Thompson’s napkin

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So this is the three-tier afternoon tea set, RM80++ for 2pax (including 2 choices of BOH Tea).

There were scones, a few kinds of sandwiches, madeleine, red velvet cake, eclair, cheesecake, strawberry tart, lavender macaron and strawberries. The quality was high and I especially liked their scones and eclair!

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And this was the breakfast I had. It was not a buffet type and you select from the menu and that made everything fresh and nice. I, of course, chose their pancakes and waffles over savory dish like omlette. I loved the waffle so much that I ordered it again next morning.

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Apple cinnamon pancakes

After I came back home, I baked some scones and enjoyed them over a cup of BOH Tea and Cameron Highland Strawberry jam!

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Thank you for visiting our blog!


Visiting BOH Plantation with my family*

12 May

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Hi there!

Every end of April to early May, we (Japanese) have a long holiday called “Golden Week”. This year, my parents came to Malaysia for the 4th? 5th? time during the “Golden Week” and we took them to Cameron Highlands! Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular tourist destination in Malaysia, and my mother also saw it in Japanese TV show and requested us to take her there. It was the second time for me to visit Cameron Highlands but last time was about… 9 years ago and I didn’t have much memory. So I was also looking forward to the trip!

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Cameron Valley

Despite of the rainy season, we were lucky to have shiny sun in the daytime and enjoyed the wonderful view of BOH TEA plantation! We visited three tea plantations – well, we wanted to go to the famous one in Sungai Palas BOH plantation, but kept on missing the location. I didn’t know there were so many. But it was all good in the end because the other plantations were just as good, or could be better (less touristy). The blue sky and green leaves were the great contrast!

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Kids also enjoyed checking out the grand view,

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Picking some flowers, plants and bugs…

And we all enjoyed many cups of nice BOH TEA looking over the tea plantation.

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I have always bought back BOH TEA for my friends and family in Japan for souvenir, but after visiting the farm and seeing how they make, the tea tastes much better!

I made “Hokkaido Cake”!

26 Apr

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I baked “Hokkaido Cake” the other day with my daughter!

Actually, Hokkaido Cake doesn’t exist in Japan but the cake is similar to our chiffon cake. So I used my “Hokkaido Chiffon Cake” recipe without the earl grey tea, and baked them in Japanese Sakura round cups (8 cups). The Hokkaido cake I tasted here before had non-dairy cream inside, but I made creme legere, which is creme patissiere and whipping cream combined. It tastes nicer!

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My daughter loved the cream and kept on licking the whisk and the bowl…

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This light creamy cake went very well with the coffee, too!

May 2015 class schedule*

20 Apr

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Hi there!

I would like to post May 2015 Class Schedule. In the month of May, I am introducing some traditional French pastries such as Saint Marc, Macaron d’amians and Sable Nante, as well as many repeat and requested classes from previous months ^^*. I also added one of our popular classes – Summer Orange Pound Cake class on April 30th (Thursday). It’s before the long weekend, and this cake is suited to share with your family and friends!

So here is the May class schedule!

*Please refer to our monthly Class Calendar as well.

 

1. Pound Cake au Marrons & Macaron d’amians – Basic Class –

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Marble pound cake rich in marron (chestnut) paste

and chestnuts.

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Another type of “Macarons”

Traditional French style cookie

with almond powder and egg white

DATE:       May 21st (Thurs.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

                   May 30th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

FEE:          RM200 (RM159  for members)

2. Saint Marc & Galette Nante – Premier Class – 

Saint Marc

Traditional French pastry with vanilla & chocolate mousse

sandwiched with fluffy almond cake.

Caramelised sugar on top.

 

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French style crispy sable

DATE:       May 16th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                   May 31st (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm

FEE:          RM210 (RM169  for members)

3. Green Tea Swirl Cheesecake & Lemons *Repeat* – Basic Class – 

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N.Y. style green tea swirl cheesecake!

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Fresh lemon butter cake with white chocolate coating

DATE:       May 23rd (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm —> might change to May 24th (Sun.) 

FEE:          RM200 (RM159  for members)

4. Passion Chocolat Mousse Layer Cake & Chocolat Florintin *Repeat* – Premier Class – DSC_0599

6 layers of chocolat genoise, chocolat mousse,

passion mousse and chocolat coating

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Almond florintin with crispy chocolate cookie crust

DATE:       May 17th (Sun.) 12:00pm-4:00pm – FULL

FEE:          RM210 (RM169  for members)

5. Summer Orange Pound Cake & Mascarpone Puff *Request* – Basic Class –

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DATE & TIME:    April 30th (Thurs.)   11:00am-2:30pm 

FEE:                    RM200.00 (RM159.00 for members)

6. Strawberry Fruits Rollcake & Madeleine *Request* – Basic Class – 

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DATE:        May 13th (Wed.) 11:00am-2:30pm           

FEE:          RM200 (RM159  for members) 

7. Japanese Cookie Cream Puff & Green Tea Strawberry Eclairs *Repeat* – Basic Class – 

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Japanese cream puff filled with milky cream and topped with crispy cookie

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Green tea cream eclair with strawberry

DATE:        May 9th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm     

FEE:           RM200 (RM159  for members)

8. Strawberry Short Cake & Pate de Fruits Raspberry *Request* – Basic Class –

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

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Pate de Fruits, a French style jelly, in raspberry flavor 

DATE:        May 10th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL 

    FEE:       RM200 (RM159 for members)

If you are interested in joining, please contact us by email: caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

Thank you so much and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!!!

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To my dear students,

Pistachio paste is finally here. I have also ordered Oval Savarin & Heart shape which we used for Tigret, 7″ square ring which we used for Passion Chocolat Mousse. So if you have ordered or interested in getting from me, please let me know! I am also placing order for Silicon Rollcake mold (it will take a few months), so if you are interested in, please let me know as well. Thanks!!!

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Passion Chocolat Mousse & Chocolat Florintin*

19 Apr

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Our New menu for the April premier class is Passion Chocolat Mousse and Florintin Chocolat. It’s a good class for chocolate lovers, hehe.

Passion Chocolat Mousse is consisted of; Crunchy chocolat feuilletine at the bottom, two layers of biscuit chocolat (chocolate cake), passion creme, two layers of chocolat mousse (with a hint of earl grey tea), and glacage chocolat. So total… 7 layers!?

It looks like the Opera cake, but it’s lighter and perhaps easier to eat because it is a  mousse base cake compared to butter cream base Opera cake.

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I have tried out many times to perfect this recipe… so I hope that this rather complicated cake will bring you to heaven… ^^.

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We will bake Chocolat Florintin together. Bottom is pate sucre chocolat (chocolate tart crust) and top is crispy almond nougat.

It goes very well with coffee!

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