Archive | August, 2016

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 – FULL

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

               October 8th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm <—New Date!

   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 – 1 more seat left!

   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 – FULL

                 September 15th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

   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 – FULL

                   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 – FULL

    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

 

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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