Friday, December 5, 2014

Special CNY Cookies Hands On Workshop

Date: Saturday 24 January 2015
Time: 9.30am – 6pm
Availability: Full. Thank you for your kind support. 
Chinese new year would not be complete without traditional home made, mouth-watering cookies. In this workshop, you will learn all traditional peranakan cookies that will take breath away when you stand in the way of hot trays of oven-fresh home made cookies. So make your CNY special this year by baking these traditional delicacies in your own kitchen.

Course Outline
In this workshop, all participants will have hands-on on the following TEN different Peranakan-style cookies:

Kueh Bahulu - Kuih Bahulu is a mini sponge cake with a sweet crust are baked in special moulds of various shapes. It is perennial favourite among the young and old especially during traditional festive seasons.

Kueh Bangkit - A traditional Nyonya Chinese New Year delicacy. It is a cookie that is hard on the outside but melts away in your mouth. In this workshop you will have a chance to use wooden mould to mould different symbolic animals and flowers for the new year.

Kueh Makmur- A very fragrant and delectable leaf-shaped cookies filled with fragrant peanut chunks. 

Kueh Rose/Kueh Goyang – Or sometimes known as Beehive Cookies. These crispies,with a sweet aromatic flavour from fresh coconut cream , are highly addictive and one can easily eat a whole container of it in one seating. kuih rose brass mould would be used in the workshop to make these cookies.

Suji Cookies with Almond -These traditional white and creamy coloured cookies are so fragrant and are yet another favourite nonya cookies for CNY.

Walnut Cookies (Hup Tao Soh) - Lovely crunchy and fragrant walnut biscuit that is loved by the young and old. To the Chinese having walnut cookies would mean happiness of the entire family.

Cashew Nut Cookies – A selenium-rich food is another popular cookies served during CNY. As the nut’s shape resembles gold bar of the ancient china, eating cashew nut cookies would mean more wealth and fortune coming on the way.

Almond Cookies (Han Yan Soh) - These almond cookies have a light, delicate flavor that is not too overpowering but with a melt-in-the-mouth texture. Definitely a thumb up for all.

Peanut Cookies (Fa Shan Pang) - Many people love eating peanut cookies during Cny because peanut in chinese means health, long life, birth of prosperity, continuous growth, multiplication in wealth and good fortune and stability. These little golden morsels of soft peanut crumbs made from freshly ground peanut simply melt in the mouth.

Cornflake Cookies – These buttery, crunchy, and tasty treats are gems among young and old.

Bonus Recipes - CNY Butter Cookies and Crispy Cornflake cookies


Special private workshops such as bridal shower party, get-together sessions for girlfriends, couples, team building sessions etc for cakes, decoration and cooking can be arranged. For more information please contact us.

Home Made BAK KWA Hands On Workshop

Date: Saturday, 31 January 2015
Time: 2.30pm - 5pm
Availability - FULL. Thank you for your kind support

Bak Kua, or Long Yok (in Cantonese) is another must-have delicacies during the Chinese New Year. It is said that eating the Long Yok (Dragon Meat) will bring you vitality, strength and health. Commercial Bak Kua or Long Yok are so full of preservatives. So start making your own Bak Kua, as you can omit any preservative and also you can adjust the sweetness of these fragrant meat.
Participants will learn the following Bak Kua:
Golden Coin Bak Kua (Round Shape)
Chinese New Year Fragrant Bak Kua (Square Shape)


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Healthy Pineapple Tarts Hands On Workshop

Date: Friday, 30 January 2015
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
Availability - 3 Vacancies Available

Pineapple Tarts need not be sinful and full of cholesterol nor should they be overly sweet.  The Creative Home Baking will be conducting this auspicious indulgence “Huang Lai which literally means “PROPSERITY ARRIVES” workshop that would let you and your family enjoy these special treat without guilt.

Japanese Bamboo Charcoal Pineapple Tarts 
Using the finest and best Japan-made bamboo charcoal in the pineapple tart pastry, this special effect will create a mild sweetness and lower acidic levels in the tarts hence making them popular among people with gastric problem. Moreover bamboo charcoal will enhance the taste of the pastry.  At the end of the baking, you will also be taught how to enhance the look of these black gems with gold powder.  End result – they simply beautiful. You won’t find these little gems elsewhere, be the first one to create them.

Eggless Pineapple Tarts
All natural ingredients are used to ensure they are suitable for those who are allergic to eggs and also suitable for vegetarians.

Taiwanese Pineapple Tarts
These special square pastry wraps around the lightly sweeten pineapple filling, gives you a full bit-size experience that burst in your mouth with a slight taste of sourness from the pineapples


Surabaya Lapis, Suji Cake and Butter Cake Hands On Workshop

Date: Saturday, 10 January 2015
Time: 9.30am - 1pm
Availability - Full. Thank you for your kind support

Before we close for our Chinese New Year holiday, we will be conducting our most favourite CNY traditional cakes.  They are all authentic and traditional recipes.

Hands-On Outline
You will have hands-on on the following authentic cakes:

Surabaya Lapis
This is an authentic Indonesian-style lapis (refer to picture attached) that is rich and sumptuous and normally served during festive seasons.

Traditional Suji Cake
This divine cake is one of the must-have goodies in Peranakan families. Learn the secret of making fragrant suji cake.

True Blue Peranakan-Style Butter Cake
If you love really rich butter cake, this is definitely a yes as it is really irresistible. This butter cake is always a hit at any gathering or even at home...