Thursday, April 28, 2011

May-Aug Class Calender is LIVE on At 19 website

Our May to Aug 2011 Class Calender is LIVE on At 19 website. Go to and click on class calender). We were already receiving phone enquiries over the last one week and people have been booking based on our e-mails. Some classes are filing up fast as we speak. So, remember to pick your classes and book early.
Due to popular demand, we are running our 3+1 and 5+2 free class packages from 1 May to 31 Aug. We are also having three Open Days on 6 May, 14 May and 17 May (10am to 3pm). Visit our school on any of these dates and sign up as a member. You will get additional 10% discount on the packages and individual class bookings on Open Days are going at 20% discount. All bookings on Open Day must be paid on the same day to be entitled to the offers.
See everyone soon!
P/S. We do not accept credit cards. Please bring cash or your cheque book.

Macaroons Galore - Classes & Special Orders

Macaroons has hit KL like lightning! At 19 Culinary Studio is conducting Crazy Macaroons Classes from May to Aug. We had lots of phone enquiries and bookings are already coming in before our class calender is even uploaded to our website!

For those of you who are not into classes but love to indulge in eating Macaroons, At 19 Culinary Studio is taking special orders for Macaroons at RM48 for one dozen. Each box is specially made to order and you can choose to have two flavours from a choice of yummy flavours & colours.

Macaroons make great gifts for special occassions and for Mom too on Mother's Day. We need one week in advance orders. To place an order, simply e-mail us

Show us your Best Student Creation

It's great to see our students' creative work after attending our classes. Just after only one class, Diya Yusof has successfully replicated the macaroons recipes she learnt at our Crazy Macaroons class. If you are like Diya Yusof and have recreated recipes from any of our classes successfully at home. Show us lah. Post them on our wall. You may just win a prize from us for Best Student Creation!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Congratulations Free Class Winners: Apr 2011

Congratulations to our Free Class winners!

We invited our Apr 2011 winners, Hung Seah attended our Macaroons series 4 class on 23 Apr whilst Sharon Liew attended our Cake Mania series 4 class on 26 Apr. Our “thorn amongst the roses”, Hung Seah, enjoyed himself in the company of 3 pretty ladies learning how to make macaroons. Believe it or not, Hung Seah’s piping skills are great in spite of being a guy! Good job Hung Seah. Hope to see you at our Miniature Macaroons Wedding Tower class in May. As for Sharon Liew, she baked up a storm with other students making delicious Lemon, Chocolate Chiffon and Wholemeal Banana cakes.

If you want to try out our Macaroons or Cakes classes, check out our new May to Aug class calendar which will be on our website soon. Our next Macaroons class is on 7 May and Cakes class on 13 May.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Order Gourmet Artisan Bread & Pastries from At 19

As many of you do not know that you can order gourmet artisan bread & pastries from us and bake them at home. Follow simple instructions and you will have wonderful bread loaves, bread rolls, pastries, croissants any time of the day.

Have you been in any of the following situations:-

Have friends coming over to visit last minute?
Kids feel hungry for something to eat for tea time?
Want to have quick and easy crusty bread for breakfast?
Want to make sandwiches for lunch with good quality bread?
Ran out of bread at home and had to rush out to the supermarket to buy?

Well then, fret not, help is here if you have some of our gourmet artisan bread and pastries at home. Click on to our Facebook - Order Breads & Pastries page at
and start ordering using the form provided at

If you wish to try out the bread & pastries first before making your choices, come for our Freeze Bake Eat workshops. There’s free tasting and a free loaf of bread to take home. At 19 Members pay RM20. Non-members pay RM30.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bread & Pastries in May-Aug Calender

When we posted the sneak preview of our May-Aug class calender in our blog and Facebook, we received a number of enquiries - What about hands-on bread & pastries classes? I missed the last ones or I couldn't come the last time. When are the next ones?

Well, Baker Anan had been very busy with his work and so his class calender for May-Aug was delayed. In case you are not aware, Baker Anan only teaches once a month. So, when his classes are uploaded on the website, do book early as his classes are very popular. Here is a sneak preview:-

You will have "Fun with Bread" in May learning Japanese melon bread and Cake bread! What are these!? Find out more on our website end Apr. Discover delicious "Homemade Pies" in June. Baker Anan shows you "Bread made Easy" and learn techniques to make Two-tone Bread, Chocolate Marble Bread in July. Finally, Aug is pastries again. Come and do "Pastry like a Pro" working with puff pastry.

So, remember to look out for the launch of our new May-Aug class calender end of Apr. We will e-mail blast to all our members and those on our subscribers' list. If you are not on yet, please subscribe now at our website. We will also be having Open Days in May for you to enjoy additional discounts for class packages. For those who are new, check out our website at

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sneak Preview May-Aug 2011 Classes: What's new? What's Hot? What's No.1?

We are furiously finalising our May to Aug class calender this very moment. This is a sneak preview of what's coming up. Sharing At 19's What's new? What's Hot? What's No.1?

Details will be out end Apr on our website plus NEW Contests!!

Nyonya Cooking in May & July (Chef Bee)
Chef Bee will be teaching popular nyonya recipes. Cincaluk Chicken, Chap Chye, Assam Prawns, Chuan2 Fish, Rendang Chicken and more in the new calender.

Malaysian Sweet Treats in May and Chinese (halal) Small Eats in June (Chef Bee)
Come and learn from Chef Bee how to make Malaysian favourite tea time treats like Kuih Ketayap, Cucur Sayur, Bubur Cha Cha, Pengat Pisang. Also Chinese Small Eats "siew sek" and "tong sui" like Yam Cake, Sweet Peanut Cream, Crispy Pancake with Pumpkin filing, Gingko Nut & Barley Sweet Soup.

Chinese (halal) cuisine (Chef Bee) in Aug and Chinese Fusion (Chef Khai) in May
By popular demand, we are introducing chinese (halal) cuisine. Chef Bee's The Chinese Banquet is fit for entertaining guests at home or if you prefer, Chef Khai's specially designed Chinese Fusion where East meets West.

Healthy Cooking Series (Dietitian CH)
Healthy Pau Series. Once a month. Weekdays. May to Aug
Dietitian CH is introducing Healthy Pau with delicious filings like chicken curry, sweet potatos, BBQ chicken, Red Bean "tau sar", Yam. Try it all each month from May to Aug.

Healthy Cooking with a Twist. Twice a month. Weekdays. May-Aug
Thank you for your feedback. We have now changed the recipes for our Healthy Cooking series to be more Malaysian and Asian influenced (instead of previously western). Beating bad cholestrol now has Hainanese Chicken Rice. Yummy! Pumpkin Glutinous Rice Balls "tong yuen", Popiah. Healthy Eating for Children has Spinach Meehoon Kueh "min fun kueh soup". Food for your Eyes has chapati wrap, sweet potato onde-onde.

Thai Cooking class in May and French Cooking class in July (Chef Khai)
Lots of requests for Chef Khai to repeat his Thai Cooking and French Cooking classes for those who missed it.

Freeze Bake Eat workshops. Two workshops every month. Weekdays and weekends. May-Aug
For those who crave for a quick way to have delicious bread and pastries in less than 15 mins. Learn tips and techniques to bake ready-made doughs to bakery perfection. Free tasting and Free loaf of bread to take home.

Flavours of Malaysia Series No.5 & 6 (Chef Khai). June & July.
What do Malay herbs, Chinese tonics and Indian spices have in common? They are all used to create great Malaysian food.
We are promoting our very own Malaysian cuisine with favourites such as Ayam Percik, Nasi Dagang, Otak-Otak, Sambal Tumis Udang and many more.

WHAT’S Our No. 1 Class?
Macaroons Series. Twice a month. Weekdays and Weekends (Decorator Han). May-Aug
This certainly needs no introduction. The delicious little sinful sweet French dessert that is the talk of the town right now. If you are mad for macaroons, come and learn how to make them hands-on. Each month we are doing different colours and flavours. Remember to check out your favourite colour and flavours this May to Aug. Simply devilicious!

Miniature Macaroons Wedding Tower. Once a month. Full Day.

Weekdays and Weekends (Decorator Han). May-Aug
The current overseas trend now is to have an enchanting Wedding Tower made from macaroons for weddings rather than tier wedding cakes or cupcakes. Come and capture the new trend in wedding cakes.

Special requirement: This is an advance macaroons class. Students who wish to join this class must have completed our macaroons series class. This is to ensure that students are of the same learning level and have mastered correct piping techniques.

GRAB IT QUICK PROMO: Join both our Macaroons class & Advance class: Miniature macaroons Wedding Tower and get additional 10% discount for both classes.

Hope to see you all soon at our culinary retreat!
P/S. If cooking is not your passion, pass this on to your family and friends.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Congratulations Free Class winners: Mar 2011

Congratulations to our Mar 2011 winners! Lalita, Cyndi and Audrey arrived early at our school on a tuesday morning to attend our Miniature Cakes class. Under the guidance of our cake decorator Han, the girls mastered the techniques to cut, cream, shape and decorate two miniature cakes to perfection. They even learnt how to make a miniature two-tier cake! The outcome was so lovely and cute! The girls had a whale of a time and enjoyed every moment of their miniature encounter! Wanna make some miniature cakes too. Come and join our class. Log on to

P/S. Audrey - Thanks for your lovely yogurt fruit cake. Nice of you to bake us a cake in appreciation of us giving you a free class.

Cook Gluten Free class - 12 Mar

World Autism Day was on 2 Apr. We conducted a Cook Gluten Free class on 12 Mar as a prelude to mark this special day. What is Gluten free? Gluten is a protein found in many grains and can cause allergies in some people especially children. Such grains include wheat, barley, oats and rye. Though not 100% proven but a gluten free diet may help children with autism because many such children have gastrointestinal difficulties or suffer from a "leaky gut" which makes it hard for them to digest certain grains properly. Eating gluten leads to high levels of protein by-products which may in turn affect their behaviour. Take gluten out of the equation and behaviour is said to improve in autistic children.

Cooking gluten free diets is not as challenging or intimidating as you might think. Those starting on a gluten free diet will find it easier to try out simple recipes replacing wheat components with vegetables or other ingredients. Chef Bee shared with students some gluten free recipes which are not only yummy but easy to prepare too. Those of you who wish to know more, log on to our website at

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bridal Shower Party: Mad for Macaroons - 29 Mar

When Shazlina e-mailed us to conduct a class on macaroons for a class of 7, little did we know that it was for one of the girl's Bridal Shower! What a superb idea. Girls get together, chit chat, have fun on a sunday morning whilst learning a new skill and making one of the most sought after dessert cookies in town. We aptly named the private party - Mad for Macaroons! The girls, all dressed in their party theme colours, black and white as you can see from the photo (comel-comel semuanya!). Psst! Bride-to-be is in the middle of the group.

The girls learnt how to make and bake macaroons with green tea, lemon and chocolate filings. There was lots of fun and laughter during the piping session as there were all shapes and sizes of macaroons. Those who dared tested the readiness (must be beaten until stiff) of their meringue by turning the mixing bowl over their heads! Yeap, they passed (luckily..). Everyone enjoyed themselves and had lots of macaroons to take home to show off to their mak, bapak, adik-beradik, cousin-cousin, boyfriend2 semua...pasti sedap ya!

Back to Basics: Fish class - 27 Mar

Chef Khai conducted his popular Back to Basics series for serious foodies who wish to learn the basics of all the different types of meat from how to cut it to how to cook it. Students learn which part of the meat is good for what type of dishes and how long to cook it. For the month of Mar, students learnt all there is to know about preparing and cooking "Fish".

Chef Khai shared proper techniques on how to filet a fish, debone, chop and slice. Students also learnt how to prepare aromatic fish stock, proper techniques to fry fish fillets to golden brown perfection, proper techniques to poach fish and how to prepare home made sauces to accompany fish dishes eg. tartar sauce, mayonnaise. To join our classes, check out our class calender at