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 –
- 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 dusting
- Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl and set aside.
- Mix the oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and yogurt. Don’t over mix.
- 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.
- Fold in the blueberries.
- Add mixture to a lightly greased or case lined muffin tin.
- 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!!)
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