The Birth of Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy

 Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy came to be out of two separate events in my life. My youngest son loved to cook with me. At an early age he declared he wanted to open a restaurant when he was older, called "Tyler's Yummy in Your Tummy" He never did open that restaurant but I loved the name and decided to use it for my Blog on Cooking and Recipes.

 "Ollie" replaced the name "Tyler" in the title simply because that same son suggested the nickname Ollie when my first grandchild was born. My middle name is Olive after my Grandmother, and I became Grandma Ollie to my grandchildren. And thus Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy was born!

 This blog will be a collection of recipes - family, my own, and any others I can find in my collection. I've been cooking for almost 50 years - having started as a pre-teen. In Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy I'll share my favourite recipes, tips and techniques with you.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sour Cream Pumpkin Bread Revisited

Today I made my favourite Pumpkin Bread recipe. With a bit of a twist.

I replaced half the butter with my homemade applesauce. Then I replaced half the sour cream with plain Greek Yogurt. I did this because I don't like low-fat sour cream and the regular is a bit higher in fats than Greek Yogurt.

I also added 1 tsp. of Flax Seed (ground) to the dry ingredients. (See original Pumpkin Bread recipe. for ingredients and amounts)

I doubled my recipe and made two loaves of pumpkin bread plus six large pumpkin muffins. 

Ask me how good it was! Answer: Delicious.

Creaming the butter, applesauce and sugar
Adding eggs and vanilla to the sugar-butter-applesauce mixture
Mixing the pumpkin puree, sour cream and Greek Yogurt in a separate bowl. Did you  know you can freeze leftover pumpkin puree? I put it in one cup containers, pop it in the freezer and it's ready for use next time I want to make something with pumpkin
The egg, vanilla, butter, sugar and applesauce mixture is now beaten with a rotary beater

Mixing the dry ingredients in a separate bowl

Everything gets dumped into one large bowl and beaten until just blended
Pour into greased loaf pans or muffin pans
Bake muffins for 30 minutes at 350' or bread for 45 minutes at 350'

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