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February 2017 Class Schedule*

31 Jan

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Coating glacage on Sachertorte cake

Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

I hope you had a wonderful Chinese New Year holidays with your family and friends! As for my family, we went back to my husband’s hometown Ipoh to see our relatives. It was just a one night trip but my children and I really enjoyed the tradition and culture during our family gatherings…!

So it’s February already! Thanks for waiting long~ I am finally posting February 2017 class schedule today. Saint Valentine’s Day is coming soon, so I would like to introduce you traditional Austrian moist chocolate cake, Sachertorte, as well as some traditional French desserts and cookies^^.

Kindly find the schedule below;  (For your easy reference, please to our Class Calendar.)

1. Sachertorte & Apricot Sable – Basic Class –

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Traditional Austrian (Vienna) moist Chocolate Cake 

sandwiched with Apricot jam

Traditional French style biscuit 

sandwiched with Apricot jam

    DATE:    February 12th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

                    February 18th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL            

    FEE:      RM200 (RM159  for members)

2. Saint Marc & Galette Nante *Request*– 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:       February 19th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm 

                  February 25th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm

FEE:          RM210 (RM169  for members)

3. Love Rose Macaron: CNY & Valentine Special!*Repeat*- Season Special Class – 

Big and small heart shape macarons

with framboise and rose flavour buttercream

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

DATE:     February 26th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm 

FEE:         RM250 (RM195 for members)

4. Strawberry & Pistachio Tart *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:       February 11th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

FEE:          RM200 (RM159 for members)

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

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

Cheers,

Tomoko

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Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course*

3 Mar

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Hi there!

Today I would like to introduce you to our Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course!

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. 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.

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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 Details

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– Introduction To Hand-Dripping Coffee

– History of Coffee: Arabica and Robsta

– Countries and Roast grade

– Step by Step of Making Hand-Dripping Coffee: Make your own Coffee by HARIO method

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

– Iced Coffee Making (Cooling method) 

– Introduction to Other Coffee Making Techniques: Syphon, Espresso machine and Mocha pot

 

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Italian meringueBelgium Chocolate Macaron, Apricot Chocolat Macaron, Caramel Macaron, Vanilla Macaron, Green Tea Macaron, Royal Milk Tea Macaron, Blueberry Cheesecake Macaron

French meringue: Lemon Macaron, Mango Macaron, Raspberry Macaron, Passion Fruit Chocolat Macaron

 

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In Japan where there is coffee culture, we have lots of unique coffee shops that mainly serve ‘hand-dripped coffee’. Some shop even roast coffee beans on their own from raw beans, and since it is a big investment in machine and it is quite unique they normally put it in a place where customers can see when they roast.

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When you say hand-dripped coffee, you use beans distinguished by countries and regions such as Brazil, Guatemala and Kenya. Some blend, of course. Unlike cafe latte or cappuccino that are espresso base and require machines, hand-dripped coffee enables us to enjoy the distinct difference of aroma in each variety of coffee beans.

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As a coffee lover, I have always wanted to conduct a class on coffee. So I am very excited about this course. You can tell a story from a cup of coffee and sometimes having knowledge can change the impression towards the product, just like one of my students told me “I used to not like coffee that much but now I do after having your coffee!”

I wish to share as much information as I have for coffee in this 3 day course!

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You will also master on making macarons during this 3 day course. Macarons go very well with coffee and our macarons are very popular among my students and customers, so I am looking forward to introducing them to you!

 

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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 classes are finished.

*You can choose any of the above available dates.

*Time: 11am to 5pm (full day) with 1 hour lunch break (1:30pm-2:30pm). 

– FEE:                       RM1,290.

– Payment Method: In order to register, deposit RM100.- to be banked into Caramel Factory Account.

– Number of students per class: 6 students maximum

 

 

To register for the class, please contact us by email (or call): caramelmoko@gmail.com (012-352-3106).

Thank you so much for visiting our blog and hope to see you soon!!!

Tomoko

Cream puff and Eclair class available on Groupon!

23 Oct

Hi there! Thanks for visiting Caramel Factory blog! We are a baking school located in Shah Alam (please find our location details here). Today we have an exciting news for you, especially for the new customers!

We will be conducting classes under Groupon Malaysia next month! The deal has just launched on their website today. As you can find the details there, during 4 hour hands-on classes, you get to learn three items; Japanese cream puff, Belgium Chocolate Eclair and French vanilla cookie called Vanilla Viennois for RM99.00 (RM94.50 for 2 persons)!

*Sample picture of my class.

I’ll explain you the details of each item later, but to begin with… All our classes are hands-on workshop style and you get to learn everything from the scratch. We prepare all the tools and ingredients (we use fresh and high quality ingredients), and the recipes are provided as well. So all you need to bring is yourself and apron and pen!

At the end of the class we have tasting sessions with the cakes and a cup of tea I’ve prepared. For all the cakes you’ve made in the class, you can bring back home for your family and friends^^.

Here are the details of the items we will be making.

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1. Japanese Cream Puffs

Learn how to make Japanese style cream puff. We will bake them in mini size with delicious custard cream inside. On top of the choux there will be crunchy biscuit, which makes this cream puff special.

2. Belgium Chocolate Eclair

Eclair, a French style choux, is the origin of Japanese cream puff. Using similar method as cream puff, we will further master our cream puff making. We bake long eclairs, fill them with Belgium chocolate custard cream, and finally coat them with chocolate.

3. Vanilla Viennois

Vanilla Viennois is a French style butter cookie. Using high quality French Vanilla paste, this cookie has nice vanilla flavor and texture that melts in your mouth. It’s easy to bake so you get to bake in many coming occasions!

To register for this class, please go to Groupon Malaysia website and purchase class from there.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!!!

Thanks,

Tomoko

h/p no.: 012-352-3106

email address: caramelmoko@gmail.com