Tag Archives: Scone

Afternoon tea @ Cameron Highlands Resort

15 May

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During our trip to Cameron Highlands, we stayed in Cameron Highlands Resort, one of the YTL’s resorts. The hotel room was nice, the service was great, and the breakfast and tea at Jim Thompson’s tearoom was excellent!


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I enjoyed afternoon tea with my parents while my husband took care of the kids^^ (thank you…). One great thing about this hotel is that they had kid’s room, where kids could enjoy small slides and blocks whenever they want to.

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Jim Thompson’s napkin

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So this is the three-tier afternoon tea set, RM80++ for 2pax (including 2 choices of BOH Tea).

There were scones, a few kinds of sandwiches, madeleine, red velvet cake, eclair, cheesecake, strawberry tart, lavender macaron and strawberries. The quality was high and I especially liked their scones and eclair!

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And this was the breakfast I had. It was not a buffet type and you select from the menu and that made everything fresh and nice. I, of course, chose their pancakes and waffles over savory dish like omlette. I loved the waffle so much that I ordered it again next morning.

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Apple cinnamon pancakes

After I came back home, I baked some scones and enjoyed them over a cup of BOH Tea and Cameron Highland Strawberry jam!

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Thank you for visiting our blog!


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Mango Rare Cheesecake*

5 Jun

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Hi there!

So this is the photo of Mango Cheesecake! As some of you may have noticed, I made change on the topping mango cream part from the previous photo and made it creamier. From bottom; Digestive cookie crust, hazelnuts crumble, rare cheesecake, and mango passion cream!

 

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Oh yes, we have a surprise in this cake! This one, the one that everyone thinks it’s a banana is actually hazelnuts crumble! It’s not as crunchy as the crumble you put on top of the muffins (because of the size and baking time), but goes very well with the cake.

Mango and passion goes very well too and adds freshness to this cake! In the class we will put in fresh mango as well.

 

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This cake goes very well with coffee… and my daughter loved this cake, too…

 

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I will be repeating this class with Cranberry & White chocolate scone sometime in July. So if you are interested in class, please look forward to it!

 

Thanks for visiting my blog ^^!

 

 

June 2014 Class Schedule* (re-post)

22 May

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Hi there!

I am re-posting my June 2014 Class schedule as some of you might be wondering (I posted it together with our May 2014 class schedule). We only have a few classes next month and most of the classes are already full (sorry><!) except Tart au Mango on June 12th (Thursday). I will be travelling back to Japan from 16th June to 30th June, so I will see you in July again!

By the way, the fasting month will be starting end of June to July. I will be conducting classes during the fasting month as usual, but there might be some change in class time. I will post July schedule in middle of June, but just so you know, I will list down some of the classes I will be repeating at the bottom of this blog. Thanks and I will see you soon!

 

<June 2014 class Schedule>

1.  Mango Cheesecake (Non-baked type) & Cranberry Scone – Premier Class – 

Mango Rare cheesecake

Non-baked type of cheesecake with fresh mango!

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Cranberry and white chocolate scone

 

DATE & TIME:    May 24th (Sat.)    11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                               June 1st (Sun.)    11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

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

 

 

2. American Sweets Special! ~ Blueberry & Cream cheese Muffin, Carrot Cake and Cinnabon ~ – Season Special –

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DATE & TIME:    June 7th (Sat.)    11:00am-3:30pm – FULL

FEE:                      RM250.00 (RM195.00 for members)

 

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

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DATE & TIME:    June 8th (Sun.)    11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

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

*For details of this class, please refer to my post Japanese Maccha Rollcake.

 

4. Tart au Mango & Coconuts Sable*Request Lesson* – Premier Class –

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Tart crust, Creme legere, mango mousse and fresh mango!

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DATE & TIME:    June 12th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

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

 

<July 2014 Class Ideas>

Mango Cheesecake & Cranberry Scone

American Sweets Special 

* Hokkaido Chiffon Cake & Miroir Cookie

* New classes

 

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!!!

 

 

Scones***

28 Nov

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I have been making various scones for the last few weeks! Scone is perhaps the easiest and quickest to prepare and nice to have for a tea break^^*. I also have them for breakfast sometimes. All you need to do is to put couple of ingredients in the blender and blend them for a few seconds, rest in the fridge for a while and bake them for about 15 minutes!

Here are couple of scones I baked.

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My favorite scone is plain scone and earl grey tea scone. Earl grey tea scone is very nice to eat on its own and the more you bite on it the more bergamot fragrant comes out. hmmm…

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My house has many types of confiture (jam) for macarons, and I had raspberry, mango, blueberry, apple comport and even caramel sauce! So I tried out many combination and “Earl grey tea scone x blueberry jam” was a very nice match!

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For chocolate chip scone, caramel sauce matches very well. Since cocoa powder makes the scone slightly dried, caramel sauce covers the dryness and adds nice flavor to it.

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Scone is my daughter’s favorite sweets too^^!

 *** By the way, I am finally going to post DECEMBER class schedule this weekend! Please look forward to it^^! ***

Thank you so much for vising my blog, always…!

Kyoto Green Tea Chiffon Cake*

22 May

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Our new menu for June Basic Class will be Kyoto Green Tea Chiffon Cake & Rich Scone!

This vivid green color comes from the maccha green tea powder from Japan^^. (Will let you know where you can get them at the end of post.) I tried out various brand from other countries which is supposed to be a high-end product but Japanese maccha powder is by far the best… green tea comes from Japan, after all. So when you purchase green tea powder, make sure to check the origin of country ya!

We will spread white chocolate chip that goes well with green tea flavor.

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As chiffon cake is normally eaten with fresh cream, we will also make red bean cream and stuff it in the middle hole. We will use red bean also from Japan, Hokkaido.

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Another menu for this class will be Rich Scone. Why Rich scone? — Because we use a lot of cream in this recipe.

I just introduced Scones in Afternoon Tea Special Class, but since I received many requests on another type of scone, I decided to teach again next month. I didn’t know scone was so popular!

Here are the class schedule;

DATE:        June 1st (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm —> Full

                    June 12th (Wed.) 11:00am-2:30pm

                    June 30th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm —> Full

FEE:            RM180 (RM139 for members)

To register for this class, please email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com

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By the way, 1 U is having a Japan Fair right now until this weekend May 26th (Sunday), so if you are planning to join the class, please check out and get them when it’s easily available!!! I also got few packets from them (right side) – RM23.00 per 80g pack. It’s nice and reasonable.

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Thank you and hope to see you soon!

Afternoon Tea Special Class*

5 Apr

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I would like to introduce you on Afternoon tea Special class!

This class will be great for those of you who…

1) wants to learn various recipes in one class!

2) wants to learn quick-preparation pastries!

3) wants to have Afternoon tea party with your friends at home!

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4) who likes to enjoy sweets over cup of teas ^^!

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We will make 5 types of pastries and a sandwich that are popular for the Afternoon Tea Sets. First comes scone, then N.Y. style cheesecake, then Japanese rollcake and cookie. I also added nutty brownies as a fifth menu because normally there will be something with chocolate!

Here are each of the details (you get to bring back 4 packs of each item):

 1. Scone Raisin ~ Mariage Freres Style~ (4 pcs)

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If you like tea, you must know this tea company called Mariage Freres in Paris! They are the pioneer of tea company and carries hundreds of teas including original teas and blend teas. They have tea salon in Paris and in Ginza, Tokyo Japan.

I’ve visited salon in Japan a couple of times and shops in Paris. The food you can taste there is unique and each dish has a hint of some kind of teas, even the meat.

The scone recipe is from their salon menu!

2. N.Y. Style Cheesecake ~with blueberry sauce~ (11cm x 1pc)

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This N.Y. style cheesecake uses 3 types of cheese. N.Y. style cheesecake is normally very easy to make (just mixing all the ingredients), so I added some unique flavor/cheese to it! We will also make the topping creme fromage and the bottom crust!

3. Whole Wheat Cookie ~make your own DIGESTIVE cookie~ (4-6pcs)

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Yes, we will make our own whole wheat cookies and use them for cheesecake crust too. This cookie taste just like digestive cookie to me. It’s simple, crunchy and delicious! 

4. Japanese Rollcake ~non souffle type~

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I put there”non souffle type” just in case you wonder whether the recipe is same as Rollcake au Frits (Japanese rollcake) I teach in other class. No it’s not!

This is a new recipe and I learnt this before from one of my favorite yakigashi pastry shop in Japan called Maison Romi Unie. The cream is special and not only fresh cream!

5. Nutty Brownies (4pcs)

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This moist nutty brownie is also easy to make. Not only adults but also kids will for sure love this cake!

We will also prepare tuna sandwich, and have them all together at the end of the class with 2 types of English tea!

Here are the dates for this class;

DATE:        April 20th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:30pm —> FULL

                        May 12th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:30pm —> FULL

                        May 23rd (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:30pm —> Added!

FEE:            RM220 (RM169 for members)

 

To register for this class, please email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). Thank you and looking forward to seeing you in the class!

Scones for breakfast!

4 Jan

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I’m having a relaxing New Year Holiday!

Every morning I have these scones that I made for my daughter’s birthday party. Scones can be kept for a while so I made some extras^^! I had them with the jams, raspberry and salty caramel, that I brought back from Japan during our last trip.

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I love this peaceful breakfast time!