A collection of 10 of our most popular Newfoundland recipes to date. Search the site for others, especially in our cookie section.
While most of our recipes do have universal appeal, we are pausing today to highlight some of the most popular recipes from here on “The Rock” a.k.a Newfoundland. Most are old family recipes of mine or recipes so popular on the island that they are virtual culinary icons here in the province. Although you may never have had a hankering for a Figgy Duff or Toutons with molasses, they are part and parcel of our culinary heritage here in Newfoundland and hey, maybe you just don’t know what you’ve been missing. Just click on the title or on the photo to be taken to the individual recipe.
Our homemade version of the famous Purity Factories soft molasses and jam cookies have been very popular on Rock Recipes since the first day we posted it.
There may not be a kitchen in the province that has not produced at least one batch of Date Crumbles.
The centerpiece of many a Jigg’s Dinner in our family, this steamed pudding recipe is very close to how my Grandmother Morgan made it for decades and how we still do in our clan circles. I especially like the leftovers, fried in butter and drizzled with molasses for breakfast the next day.
These traditional potato and cod cakes were courtesy of student Laura Taylor who made them for her Newfoundland heritage project at school.
Simple leftover fried bread dough is traditionally served with a drizzle of molasses for a nostalgic Newfoundland treat that many, many locals still enjoy regularly, especially for breakfast at camping cookouts.
Molasses Raisin Bread
I know many families that serve this delicious sweet bread every Christmas Eve with a salt cod dinner. It also makes the best ever morning toast.
Homemade White Bread
Okay, so homemade bread is not specific to Newfoundland but based upon the number of searches it gets on our website and the rich tradition of home baking bread in this province, it just had to be included. Fresh bread, warm from the oven with Newfoundland Wild Blueberry Jam is just about as close to comfort food heaven as we mere mortal Newfoundlanders can ever experience.
Another Christmas baking must-have in Newfoundland, this recipe is my family’s favorite that we have been making for decades. It just wouldn’t be the Holidays without this buttery, scrumptious cherry cake.
Raisin Tea Buns
Another of those recipes that everyone’s Nan or Mom always made. If you’re very lucky, they still do. If not, get baking up some childhood memories.
From what I gather, this may be the most searched Newfoundland recipe on the web ever and it certainly easily takes the number one position on Rock Recipes. My nan Morgan’s ancient recipe for these soft, fudgy chocolate treats is still the best!