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January 2017 Class Schedule*

22 Dec

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Another one more week and it’s New Year! Then Chinese New Year is coming. Looks like we are going to be busy planning the schedule ahead and baking for these festive period…!

Today I am posting January 2017 class schedule. My macaron class is finally back with new recipe. It’s specially designed for CNY and Valentine’s day. I will also be conducting pistachio and strawberry related classes next month. Hope that I can share joy of baking and bring some happiness to your family and friends^^…

Here is the January 2017 class schedule;

1. Love Rose Macaron: CNY & Valentine Special! – Season Special Class –

 

Big and small heart shape macarons

with framboise and rose flavour buttercream

*Macarons are made by Swiss Meringue (New recipe)!

DATE:     January 15th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                  January 21st (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm

                  January 26th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm

FEE:         RM250 (RM195 for members)

 

2. Choux de Noel & Tea Snowball Cookie *Request* – Basic Class –

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Strawberry tart with pistachio creme d’amande!

For details of this class, kindly refer to my previous blog Strawberry Tart.

DATE:       January 22nd (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm

FEE:          RM200 (RM159 for members)

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

Thank you and have a great 2016 year end holidays!!

Cheers,

Tomoko

December 2016 Class Schedule*

24 Nov

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Today I would like to post December 2016 class schedule. Thanks for waiting!

Christmas season is coming and I am excited to introduce some Christmas style cakes and cookies to you! “Pistachio x Red berries” is my theme for this year’s Christmas. We will make this combination into Choux wreath and Entremet layer cake. I will also be repeating some popular classes from the past such as Strawberry Short Cake and Raspberry Cheesecake. Of course, gingerbread cookie too. I myself cannot go through Christmas without baking those items!

Here is the class schedule;  *Kindly refer to Class Calendar as well.

1. Choux de Noel ~Earl Grey Tea x Pistachio~ & Tea Snowball Cookie – Basic Class –

Wreath style Cookie Choux (Earl grey tea flavour)

with Earl grey tea creme patissiere & pistachio chantilly

DATE:       December 3rd (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL   

                    December 18th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

    FEE:       RM200 (RM159  for members)

 

2. Entremet de Noel ~Framboise x Pistachio~ & Sable au Citron – Premier Class –

Entremet layer cake with pistachio dacquoise, pistachio pain de gene,

raspberry mousse & vanilla mousse

DATE:      December 10th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL    

                 December 15th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm

                  December 23rd (Fri.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!

    FEE:       RM210 (RM169  for members)

 

3. Strawberry Short Cake & Pate de Fruits Framboise *Repeat* – Basic Class –

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Japanese style Strawberry Short Cake

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

DATE:        December 17th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

    FEE:       RM200 (RM159  for members)

 

4. Raspberry Cheesecake & Ginger bread cookie *Repeat* – Premier Class – 

Non-baked type of layer cheesecake with sable, biscuit joconde,

and raspberry coulis in between

DATE:       December 20th (Tue.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

    FEE:       RM210 (RM169  for members)

 

5. Caramel Nuts Tarte & Sable Mandian – Premier Class – *Request*

Caramel Walnuts Tart

Sable Mandian, using cassonade sugar and various nuts!

DATE:        December 7th (Wed.) 11:00am-3:00pm 

    FEE:       RM210 (RM169  for members)

 

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

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

Cookie Choux*

19 Apr

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Cookie Choux I made for my children last weekend^^*. Kids loved it!

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“Beard Papa Style” Japanese Cookie Choux*

30 Mar

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Our new menu for April 2016 will be “Beard papa style” Japanese Cookie Choux!

Some of you (who have taken many of my cream puff classes^^) might be wondering whether it will be the same as what you’ve learnt before, but I say this will be different! The method of making the batter and the cream will be similar, but this one will grow bigger with cookie tightly attached to the choux. Inside is hollow so we will fill this with cream from the back.

 

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I have always wanted to make a cream puff like this, and after visiting Japan in end of 2015 to earlier 2016 and trying out Beard papa cream puff almost every day (haha), I’ve decided to try another shot. I am happy with the outcome and am excited to be introducing you this new recipe!

 

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The choux is quite big, so each of you will get to bring 5~6pcs back home.

 

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Another recipe for this class will be Carmamel Finacier. Since we have extra egg white after making creme patissiere (custard cream), we make use of it for this second recipe.

 

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We will use this heart-shape mold and pour caramel sauce in the middle part. It will be a lovely cake^^.

Here is the schedule for this class;

DATE&TIME:      April 23rd (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

                                 May 8th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm *Mother’s Day* – FULL

    FEE:                    RM200 (RM159  for members)

*I am planning another class in May or June. So kindly keep yourself posted, thanks!

 

If you are interested in joining, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com. (Sorry I might overlook facebook or sms messages, so please email to me.)

Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

 

 

 

Class and other updates*

17 Mar

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Hi there!

It’s been a few months since I commented my last post ><… Sorry for my late updates and thank you so much for visiting this site meanwhile! I was also happy that so many of my students contacted me asking about the classes and caring for my condition. I’m doing fine^^. And I’m glad to inform you that I will finally be starting my classes again in end of April! I will be updating class schedules at the end of this month, so hope you can check once it’s out!

 

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New students are also very welcome! My classes are from beginners and it will all be hands-on workshop. I am limiting the class to 6 students only so the class will be held in intimate style! For the details of class fee & others, I will post together with the schedule!

 

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By the way, I went back to Japan in December to January and spent the New Year with my family. It was almost after 10 years… or more? since I spent my New Year back in Japan. I missed Japanese New Year, but was hesitant to go back in winter because it’s a little too cold there (and we barely had any winter clothes). My parents-in-law and my brother-in-law also came along! Fortunately this year was rather a warm winter and kids also had great fun without falling sick!

This snow photo is from Nagano. My daughter had been asking me to show her the real snow, so we arranged a trip to Nagano with my parents and my sister family. Yes, it doesn’t really snow in Tokyo!

 

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Our traditional New Year dish called “Osechi”. – at Karuizawa Prince Resort.

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I also tried many Christmas cakes and some festive foods,

 

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such as stollen and Galette de Rois,

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and visited my favorite pastisserie.

It was a great trip!

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This is Gateau Chocolat. It’s simple and nice. I’ve been baking with this recipe for almost 20years! I am looking forward to baking with you again @ Caramel Factory ^^.

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Honore Caramel*

5 Mar

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February and March Premier class menu is Saint Honore!

Saint Honore is one of the traditional French choux pastries. Did you know that the cream puff that you are familiar with is actually created in Japan and they almost do not exist in France? Instead, the puff pastries you see in France are mainly this Saint Honore, Paris Brest, and Eclair.

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Saint Honore normally consists with pie crust (or pate a sable), 3 mini choux and cream.

Our Saint Honore will be; pate foncer (salty pie crust), mini choux with caramel patissiere and caramel cream. The brown color part is caramel.

Saint Honore has various flavors and I also tried a few in the past.

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Saint Honore a Caramel @ Arnaud Larher Paris

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Ispahan Saint Honore @ Pierre Herme Tokyo

I was quite fascinated by its beautiful shape and have always wanted to create a recipe. I tried out many flavors such as chocolate , rose, and caramel and liked caramel the best. So I’m going to teach it to you in the class!

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This class is also good to learn and practice making cream puffs!

Here is the schedule for this class;

DATE & TIME:    March 8th (Sat.)    11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                               March 23rd (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm

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

To register for the class, please email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). Thank you for visiting our site and I will be looking forward to hearing from you!!!

March 2014 Class Schedule*

27 Feb

Hi there!

It’s been a very busy few weeks for me and my family, so sorry for the late post! I have been focusing on developing a new course, along with perfecting the Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course. Along the way I’ve also designed a few new classes for the coming months.  

Here (finally) is the March schedule! Since it’s a beginning of Spring season in Japan, we are going to use many green tea ‘maccha’ and strawberry this month!

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<MARCH 2014 Class Schedule>

1. Saint Honore Caramel *choux pastry! – Premier Class –

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Pate foncer (pie) at the bottom, creme caramel and cream puff tower.

DATE & TIME:    March 8th (Sat.)    11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                                March 23rd (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm

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

2. Green Tea Dacquoise – Basic Class –

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DATE & TIME:    March 16th (Sun.)  11:00am-2:00pm

                               March 21st (Fri.) 11:00am-2:00pm

FEE:                       RM195.00 (RM149.00 for members)

 

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

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maccha finache

DATE & TIME:    March 26th (Wed.)    11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

FEE:                       RM195.00 (RM149.00 for members)

4. Strawberry Pistachio Tart *Request lesson* -Premier Class-

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DATE & TIME:    March 19th (Wed.)    11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

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

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

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Caramel Factory is pleased to announce our new intensive course for all pastry and coffee aficionados! This 3 day course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge of coffee and macaron making, focusing on Japanese hand-dripped style of coffee making, known as the best way of making coffee. 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.

The course is also intended to immerse you into the mastery of macaron making. Participants will be taught more than 10 kinds of macarons by both French and Italian meringue. The course is fully hands on and baking materials and ingredients are all provided. All participants will receive a certificate of completion from Caramel Factory.

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Course Structure

<Day 1>

1. Introduction To Hand-Dripping Coffee

    History of Coffee: Arabica and Robsta

    Countries and Roast grade

2. Macaron Making (Italian meringue): Belgium Chocolate Macaron, Apricot Chocolat Macaron, Caramel Macaron, Vanilla Macaron

                               

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<Day 2>

1. Step by Step of Making Hand-Dripping Coffee: Make your own Cafe au lait (by Kalita method)

    Comparison of different kinds of coffee beans (Brazil Santos, Guatemala, Kenya AA, Ethiopian, Blue Mountain, etc.)

2. Macaron making (French meringue): Lemon Macaron, Mango Macaron, Raspberry Macaron, Passion Fruit Chocolat Macaron 

 

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<Day 3> 

1.  Introduction to Other Coffee Making Techniques: Syphon and Espresso machine

     Iced Coffee Making (Cooling method)

2. Macaron making: Green Tea Macaron, Royal Milk Tea Macaron, Blueberry Cheesecake Macaron

Here are the class schedule;

DATE DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
January 26th (Sun.)
February 15th (Sat.) 16th (Sun.) 23rd (Sun.)
March 1st (Sat.) 15th (Sat.)
April

11th (Fri.) &

13th (Sun.)

18th (Fri.) &20th (Sun.) 25th (Fri.) &27th (Sun.)
May

*January & February class are finished.

FEE:                       RM1,290.

*6 students maximum.

To register for the class, please email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). Thank you for visiting our site and I will be looking forward to hearing from you!!!