Archive | September, 2016

Tart au Pomme & Kinako Madeleine Class*

26 Sep

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The Premier class for this month is Tart au Pomme (Apple Tart)!

It consists of; pate sucre, creme d’amande, apple compote, and fresh apples. It has a hint of cinnamon, lemon and vanilla inside the apple compote and you can enjoy two kinds of apples for this tart!

Placing apples nicely will be the key to make this tart looks nice^^*.

 

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Another recipe for this class is Kinako Madeleine. Kinako is a “roasted soybean” powder and it adds a nice flavour to the madeleine. This petit gateau is all time favourite for the French people, just like the Malay bahulu ^^.

We have another class on October 1st (Saturday).

DATE:   September 25th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm – Finished

               October 1st (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!

   FEE:    RM210 (RM169 for members)

 

To register, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Tomoko

 

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Apple Tatin Cake & Vanilla Kipferl Class*

16 Sep

 

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After celebrating mid-autumn festival, my mind is fully shifted to autumn desserts- ^^, yum yum… We will be baking many apple desserts this month!

This is Apple Tatin Cake, an upside down cake with caramelized apple on top and pound cake at the bottom. We will bake in 7″ pound cake mold.

 

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The cake tastes nice both just baked and cooled down, with rich amount of almond powder. It goes very well with coffee, too!

Another recipe we bake in this class is Vailla Kipferla traditional (Christmas season) cookie baked in Germany and Australia. It has a shape of crescent moon^^…

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This cookie melts in your mouth!

 

Here is the schedule for this class;

 

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)

 

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

Thanks and I will be looking forward to hearing from you!!!

 

Mid-Autumn Festival

16 Sep

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Hope you are enjoying this long weekend!

Yesterday was Mid-autumn festival (中秋節) and we could see a beautiful full moon. Just a couple days ago the moon still looked small, so I was quite surprised to see that it really became full moon in 2-3 days. Kids enjoyed walking the neighbourhood with lanterns on their hands. They liked it so much that we did this a few times this week ^^.

 

 

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In Japan, we also have similar tradition in the middle of September called Otsukimi“(お月見), Tsuki means moon and Mi means see. For us we celebrate looking at the beautiful full moon having rice ball mochi. We don’t walk with lantern but it’s interesting that we have same moon celebration around the same time.

 

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Following Chinese tradition, I bought several types of mooncake this year. My personal favorite is lian yong (lotus paste) mooncake (I like lian yong pau too!), and I got both baked type and snow skin type. Both with single egg yolk, as double egg yolk was already sold out for this brand when I got them. For me, single egg yolk is enough anyway ^^*.

 

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My mother-in-law gave me this black sesame flavor mooncake and it was good, too! Together she gave me the round one from Ipoh. It’s nice to try those seasonal & traditional desserts.

Hope I get to try some next year again!!!

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