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Newfoundland Raisin Bread – a traditional sweet bread made in Newfoundland families for generations. It’s delicious fresh or toasted or turned into French toast with a drizzle of molasses.  Newfoundland Raisin Bread. Newfoundland Raisin Bread will conjure up many happy childhood memories for those reading this with any connection to this province....

Ten of our best recipes for No Bake Christmas Cookies.  Every year seems to be the same here on Rock Recipes. In the last week before Christmas, we see a surge in the popularity of no bake Christmas cookies and treats for the Holidays. I guess folks are either manning their panic stations or they just prefer the process of finishing up a task right away....

Apricot Fruitcake – This light apricot fruitcake recipe takes our very popular Apricot Raisin Cake and turns it into a moist and delicious Christmas fruitcake. Apricot Fruitcake As promised to my followers on the Rock Recipes Facebook Page, here is the light fruitcake that I have been working on based upon the Apricot Raisin Cake that is so popular here in Newfoundland,...

Gumdrop Cake – a dense buttery pound cake packed with brilliantly colored morsels of gumdrop candy. It’s very popular during the Holidays or as a birthday cake here in Newfoundland. Gumdrop Cake Gumdrop Cake Gumdrop Cake Gumdrop Cake Gumdrop Cake is one of those things that I remember from childhood as does Spouse; it’s one of her favourites. Back...

Best Newfoundland Christmas Cake Recipes – a collection of some favourite recipes from my childhood and some new twists on tried and true traditional fruitcake. I come form a long tradition of great bakers in my family and have sampled literally hundreds of different cherry cakes, apricot cakes, pineapple fruitcake, peach fruitcake, dark fruitcake and more...

Auntie Crae’s Ginger Sugar Cookies – These are sort of a less intense ginger cookie but their flavour and texture is still excellent and they are still very, very addictive to ginger lovers. Auntie Crae’s Ginger Sugar Cookies Auntie Crae’s was a long running bakery here in St. John’s Newfoundland that closed several years ago. I first...

A simple collection of some of the most popular Newfoundland Christmas cookie recipes from my childhood in Newfoundland. Classic Newfoundland Christmas Cookie Recipes   Print Author: Barry C. Parsons Ingredients Some Seasonal Newfoundland favourites. Instructions Recipe links are provided. 3.3.3077   Being a recipe blog from Newfoundland,...

This delectable fruitcake is what happens at my house when I decide to clean out the baking cupboard after Christmas baking. Coconut Hazelnut Fruitcake So, if you’re reading this recipe post, then I guess I don’t have to ask the question about whether or not you like fruitcake or not. The real question to ask fruitcake lovers is whether they prefer a light...

A life-long love of shortbread cookies has meant many variations in my kitchen over the years but at Christmas time I always return to the simple recipe I loved as a child.  Old Fashioned Shortbread Cookies I have indeed had a life long love of shortbread cookies as the number of variations of this all time favourite on Rock Recipes can pay witness. I’ve...

Blueberry Lemon Drizzle Cake – I use the poke cake method to soak the tangy lemon glaze right through the cake, adding moistness and a burst of fresh flavour. Love Blueberry Recipes? From Blueberry Balsamic Pork Chops to Old Fashioned Blueberry Buckle be sure to click here to follow our Blueberry Board on Pinterest. Blueberry Lemon Drizzle Cake This blueberry...