Archive | August, 2014

Bread class*

21 Aug

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Have you ever tried Japanese Roll Bread (ロールパン) ?

This is a traditional bread in Japan, and just like the loaf, we grow up eating this bread^^. It’s a simple and nice bread to eat on its own but you can also make them into sandwiches by putting ham, boiled egg, tuna, and many other things. As a Malaysian, you can also sandwich butter and kaya! In fact, I tried it the other day and it tasted good~!   

So in September class, I would like to introduce you this Japanese Roll Bread (6pcs) together with Apple Strudel Bun (7″ roll size).

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This is Apple Strudel Bun. Unlike my other breads I introduced you in the past, this bread is butter-rich and it’s almost like a pastry. The photo is one of the trial ones I made before, so it will look slightly different during the class. We will roll in apple together with cinnamon and raisins, and will put almond slice on top! Yum yum…

Both are very nice recipes so I hope to contribute on your future breakfast! hehe…

Thanks to you, our two classes are currently full. But I am definitely going to repeat this class either this month (weekday) or in October. So for those of you who are interested in, please contact me still!

DATE & TIME:     September 14th (Sun.)       1:00pm-4:00pm – FULL 

                             September 18th (Thurs.)    11:00am-2:00pm – FULL

FEE:                     RM180.00 (RM149.00 for members) 

Cheers,

Tomoko

We made a fun video! Vol.1

17 Aug

 

 

September 2014 Class Schedule*

15 Aug

green tea layer cake

Hi there!

Time flies and it’s already middle of August! The last few weeks have been rather gratifying for me because my daughter is having a summer holiday and she is around, together with my son. My daughter likes to follow me to the shop because she gets to “taste” my macarons and also likes to help me baking. Even at 3.5 years old she’s an enthusiastic student, and very focused! I always have to look for something she can do at the shop… which delays my work but it’s okay. I enjoy spending these moments with my kids!

By the way, month of September is a beginning of Autumn season. In Japan, we have a saying “Autumn is a season with good appetite (食欲の秋).” This is because many foods and fruits will be around this season such as; apple, pear, persimmon and chestnuts. It’s a great season to visit Japan and enjoy seasonal foods!

So in the month of September, I would like to introduce you cakes with apple and pear. And pear, chestnuts in the coming months! I would also like to teach you various kinds of genoise (sponge cake) in the next coming months, so that you can practice decorating cakes!

Here are the class details. *Please also refer to the Class Calendar.

1.  Green Tea Layer Cake et Poire & Sable au Chocolat – Premier Class –

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Moist genoise cake decorated with green tea*white chocolate cream,

sandwiched with comported pear and tropical fruits jelly.

Sable au Chocolat

Rich chocolate sable with a hint of cinnamon spice.

*Different recipe from Vanilla viennois. 

DATE & TIME:    September 13th (Sat.)    11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                           September 28th (Sun.)   1:00pm-5:00pm – FULL

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

2. Popular Bread Class!

    Japanese Roll Bread & Apple Strudel Bun – Basic Class – 

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Soft Japanese roll bun!

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 Apple bread with cinnamon, raisin and raisin

*Both recipes are different!

DATE & TIME:     September 14th (Sun.)    1:00pm-4:00pm – FULL 

                             September 18th (Thurs.) 11:00am-2:00pm – FULL

FEE:                     RM180.00 (RM149.00 for members) 

3. Apple Caramel Pound Cake & Pecan nuts Chocolate Cheesecake *Request Lesson* – Basic Class – 

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Moist caramel marble pound cake with caramelized apple.

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Oreo crust and chocolate cheesecake. Simple and delicious recipe!

DATE & TIME:     September 4th (Thurs.)    11:00am-2:30pm 

                             September 27th (Sat.)      11:00am-2:30pm

FEE:                     RM180.00 (RM149.00 for members)

4. Tiramisu & Swirl Sable *Request Lesson* – Premier Class – 

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3 layer Tiramisu with Genoise sponge cake.

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 Simple swirly buttercookie

DATE & TIME:     September 20th (Sat.)    11:00am-3:00pm  – 1 more seat left!

                             September 24th (Wed.)  11:00am-3:00pm

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

5. Paris Brest & Eclair au Chocolat *Request Lesson* – Premier Class – 

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Popular choux pastry in a ring form with hazelnuts praline cream inside!

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Eclair with chocolate custard cream.

DATE & TIME:     September 16th (Tue.)    11:00am-3:00pm  *National Holiday* – FULL

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

We also have a Specialty Coffee class;

6. Specialty Coffee & Macaron Framboise Class – Special Class –        

*Limited to Coffee & Macaron Master Course graduates only*  

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This is a class designed for “3 Day Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course” graduates to enhance their knowledge on coffee making and macaron making. Students who want to further learn about coffee and macaron making, please come and join our unique class!

For students who are newly interested in joining the 3 Day Course, we have class in August (you will be entitled to join the Specialty Coffee class as well^^). Please check the class details below!

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cupping

Here are the class details.

<Coffee Comparison>

– Learn “Cupping”: Using different kind of coffee beans from commercial beans to specialty coffee beans (COE beans) which I brought back from Japan, you will learn how to do the “coffee cupping”, which is a way to observe the coffee aromas and tastes.

– Pour over coffee: You will practice hand-dripping coffee again. (Beans: Specialty coffee beans/ COE coffee beans, Kaldi brand coffee beans, Brazil Santos, etc.) Let’s try out classmate’s coffee!

<Macaron>

We will bake lovely raspberry tower macarons in French meringue method (6cm size x 6pcs).

DATE & TIME:    August 3rd (Sun.) 11:00am-4:00pm – Finished                               

                           September 7th (Sun.) 11:00am-4:00pm

FEE:                    RM195.-

 

To register for classes, please email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Carrot Cake * Banana Cake

2 Aug

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Hi there!

I finished all our American Sweets Special Class! Thanks for those students who joined my class ^^. It might’ve been a long and tiring class for you but hope you enjoyed~! I am planning to have the next Season Special class around October or November!

By the way, all the three recipes you learned in this class was quite simple and easy to make. You can also change the fruits or some ingredients in the recipe and create a different cake. The other day I baked Banana Cake with my daughter using Carrot Cake recipe. We used 2 bananas (about 150 gram) instead of the carrot (100 gram) and reduced icing sugar to 40 gram (from original 60 gram) as banana was quite sweet and ripen. I took out cranberry and cinnamon from the recipe and only added walnuts. No icing decoration. It tasted great!

Please try it out~^^*!

 

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