My ‘Cooking with #Onken’ Filming Experience

On Tuesday I headed into London for a very exciting experience. I was going to be filmed making Blueberry Muffins. I was a bit nervous as I do know that cooking at home and being filmed while cooking are two very different prospects.


We all love Blueberry muffins at home and as we do a lot of baking at home, this is something that we love making.

I like adding yogurt to blueberry muffins because it makes them lovely and moist and they taste delicious. The only thing is that when you add yogurt, you have to be a bit careful as they can sometimes not rise as much as you’d like. The trick is getting the mix right.


This is the recipe that I use –

Ingredients –

  • 300g plain flour
  • 150 g sugar (light brown or granulated)
  • 100 ml of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 ml Onken natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g blueberries
  • Pinch of salt
  • Icing sugar for dustingonken

Method –

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix the oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and yogurt. Don’t over mix.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until you cannot see any flour. Don’t over mix. The mixture will not be smooth.
  4. Fold in the blueberries.
  5. Add mixture to a lightly greased or case lined muffin tin.
  6. Bake at 190 degrees for about 20- 25 minutes.

Serve warm with a dusting of icing sugar.

It is really easy to make this but remember if you mix too much, it is likely not to rise.

I had a lovely time at the filming with Onken but it is pretty hard work. It looks so easy when you see a cooking programme on telly but I can imagine how long it must take to get the perfect shot. Or maybe celebrity chefs are so used to being filmed, they do it all in one take.

Since I am not celebrity chef  –  there were several takes but it was a very enjoyable experience and I think I can quite easily start a cooking series on You Tube. (Just kidding!!)

Here is the video of myself and some other bloggers sharing are top tips

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