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Top Ten Newfoundland Recipes

Top Ten Newfoundland Recipes. A collection of 10 of our most popular Newfoundland recipes to date. Search the site for others, especially in our cookie section.

Top Ten Newfoundland Recipes collage

Top Ten Newfoundland Recipes.

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.

Be sure to check out all of the recipes with a Newfoundland connection in our Newfoundland Inspired Recipes Category.

Cod au Gratin

Cod au Gratin

Bonus Recipe! Cod au Gratin. Our most popular seafood recipe!

NUMBER 10
Jam Jams
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.

Jam Jams on a white serving plate

Jam Jams

NUMBER 9
Date Crumbles
There may not be a kitchen in the province that has not produced at least one batch of Date Crumbles.

The Best Newfoundland Date Crumbles Recipe

The Best Newfoundland Date Crumbles

NUMBER 8
Figgy Duff 
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.

Newfoundland Figgy Duff on a white plate with a molasses jug on the side

Newfoundland Figgy Duff.

NUMBER 7

Fish Cakes
These traditional potato and cod cakes are still very popular and make an amazing brunch idea with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce!

Newfoundland Fish Cakes

Newfoundland Fish Cakes


NUMBER 6
Toutons 
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.

Newfoundland Toutons, a real local favourite!

Toutons – a real Newfoundland favourite!

…and the hits keep coming.

NUMBER 5
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.

Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Bread

Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Bread

NUMBER 4
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.

The Best Homemade White Bread

The Best Homemade White Bread

NUMBER 3
Cherry Cake
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.

 
Close up photo of a slice of Newfoundland cherry cake baked in a bundt pan

Newfoundland Cherry Cake can also be made in a bundt pan.

NUMBER 2
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.

Newfoundland Raisin Buns - a decade's old recipe like Nan made.

Raisin Tea Buns


NUMBER 1
Snowballs  

One of the very first recipes on Rock Recipes, my Nan Morgan’s recipe for soft, chewy, fudgy snowballs is still incredibly popular to this very day; now almost 12 years later.

The Perfect Newfoundland Snowballs Recipe

The Perfect Newfoundland Snowballs Recipe

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Deb Deagle

Thursday 24th of January 2019

These are the recipes that died off with my grandmothers and my great grandmother )we called her Meh-May) Most of my family were either Newfies or from Cape Breton NS. The recipes were kept closely guarded but they never shared but a few before they each passed. We just had New Year's with a Christmas Eve tourtiere and a New Year's Day tourtiere. Every time I try to make my meat pies, they are edible...good even, but not anywhere as good as Meh-may's. There was always a friendly and loving rivalry between the Marchand side and the Deagle/Daigle side of the family. Honestly, I think it was more about having to eat BOTH that excited my dad, and not really so much about which was better ...they were both awesome. He just wanted double the meat pie !!!! Thank you for giving me the recipes that I thought were lost forever. Thank you.

Marlene

Friday 7th of September 2018

We grew up in Saskatchewan, Mom used to make Toutons (which we called Flapjacks). We would put homemade butter and corn syrup on them. Loved them. I just might try making these.

Nancy McIntyre

Sunday 21st of January 2018

Is nanny a common word for grandmother in Newfoundland? My grandmother was born there and yes, we called her nanny. I loved her cooking and some of the stuff she baked are stuck in my memory, but not the name or recipe! There was a raspberry dessert she made that I have never seen since I was a little girl. I wish I knew what it was. It was delicious!

Barry C. Parsons

Sunday 4th of February 2018

Nan or Nanny is indeed the most common way a grandmother is referred to her in NL>

Jessie

Friday 15th of December 2017

My mudder-in-law makes raisin tea biscuits as well as my favourite apricot and coconut tea biscuits. My brother-in-law calls them "stunners".

Food from Newfoundland is so full of love and home. I married into Newfoundland culture and fell in love in more ways than one. I have loved your recipes for this reason.

Thank you

Pat

Thursday 14th of December 2017

Thank you thank you for this old English fruit cake recipe! My mothers recipe passed away with her. I believe this is closest to it. My Father was 🍁 Canadian I believe she made it for him. We kids loved it alsoπŸ‘πŸŽ„

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 14th of December 2017

I'm very happy to be a part of rekindling a family tradition. I get lots of messages like this during this time of year and they are always great to read.

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