Your Baking Barn Guide
Nigel A. Skelchy
What makes Just Heavenly’s cakes delicious? Passion, love, dedication, integrity and persistence have all played their part. And now, Nigel is bringing Just Heavenly’s tips and tricks to everyone through his baking classes.
Nigel and Allan have spent the last 11 years bringing delicious cakes and desserts to Malaysians. The people of Kuala Lumpur and some further afield have come to appreciate their new twists on old family favourites.
Nigel now brings those secrets to the Baking Barn. From the simple everyday tips of how to crack an egg without getting chips into the bowl, to what is a simple test using your index finger to gauge the correct temperature to cream butter for your Chocolate Cake, you will go home armed with ideas to improve your baking and enjoyment of this culinary craft.
When Nigel, who is self taught, created Just Heavenly’s version of the Red Velvet, he went through recipe after recipe to find the right texture and right flavour for this iconic cake. From his ethereal Panna Cotta, to his smooth-as-silk Crème Caramel, that same passion to find the perfection has always driven his takes on classic desserts.
Allan and Nigel have both been featured individually and together in Harper’s Bazaar, Time Out, Flavours, Female, Her World, Malaysian Tatler, and various TV programmes on satelliet and terrestrial stations regarding their baking exploits and only reflects the level of commitment they have to their craft.
Nigel’s love for learning and voracious reading of cooking journals has helped him to understand techniques usually reserved for formal training and his background as a passionate rather than career baker then makes it easier for him to pass this knowledge to others in layman’s terms.
Baking and the art of making a great dessert is more than just putting a delicious looking plate on the table. It’s about the integrity with which it’s served, the ingredients used, and the reason why you would embark on this adventure in the first place - your loved ones. Dessert making is, for Nigel, a means to bring people together, to feed the soul, and to nourish the best in all of us.