Dollop of Difference Cooking Masterclass with celebrity chef Lisa Faulkner

On the 29th, I got myself ready for an evening out in London. I was invited to a masterclass cooking event with the lovely Lisa Faulkner hosted by Onken. I was so excited.

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I was stuck in traffic and was worried that I was going to miss the event but I managed to arrive before the actual cooking started.

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I had never used yogurt for baking. We first made Banana Muffins and it was really easy as well as healthy as it was made with bran and wholemeal flour. I have never baked with anything other than plain or self raising flour so this was a first for me.

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They were absolutely delicious and it was lovely to cook and not have to clear up as there were helpful staff on hand to clear the used plates/dishes etc.

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We got to take the muffins home with us and they went down very well with everyone at home as we had them for breakfast the following morning.

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The next recipe we tried was for French Onion Dip. Now, to be honest I am not a great fan of onions especially when you can taste them. However, this dip was so easy to make and it tasted really great so maybe I am converted now. The children enjoyed this with pittas the next day.

lisa5The last dish we made was Chicken Tikka Kebab – a favourite with most people. We got to taste the kebabs and they were yum with a little kick to it. Delish!!

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At home, we use yogurt for quite a few meal preparations and the children have a lot of natural yogurt with fruit for breakfast or dessert. It is also great for cooling the tongue when a hot curry is served up. It is also a perfect alternative to getting calcium into children who may not like milk.

It was a great evening and it was so nice to be cooking without the interruption of children wanting a drink or feeling hungry! Lisa Faulkner is lovely. We also met health journalist and nutritionist Angela Dowden who gave us a brief on the nutritional benefits of yogurt.

Onken has partnered with Lisa Faulkner, Celebrity Masterchef Winner and TV Chef and Angela Dowden to launch their 2014 Onken Naturals Campaign – Dollop of Difference to provide inspiration and encourage people to discover new and different ways to eat yogurt.

A big thank you to the Onken team for a wonderful masterclass evening.

Disclaimer: I attended an event hosted by Onken. I was under no obligation to write this post.

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