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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!

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

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

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.


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

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.

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

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

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.

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


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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Michael Green

Monday 23rd of May 2022

I was so glad to find this site. I grew up in Newfoundland in a small town call Burin. work in the fishery for 20 plus years. Cod was my favor fish to eat. My Mom and Dad would make home made fish cakes for the family ever second or third Saturday for supper. When i got marry i made them ever Saturday for supper i love them. The recipes that your Mother in-law use is the same one i been using for over 30 years and i love them. Thank you for the memory of growing up in Newfoundland. I live in Ontario now and it is hard to get a good piece of salt cod her, but when i do fish cakes are the first thing i make.

Peggy Bovey

Thursday 18th of November 2021

I am so happy for your whole family. This is how memories are made. Keep the great work. P

Fred Morgan

Thursday 18th of November 2021

really enjoyed your story about the cottage it was wonderful.My dad was from Clarke’s Beach his name was John Morgan

Newfoundland Jam Jams – a homemade version of a real local favourite! – Happy Baked Bread

Monday 12th of July 2021

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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.

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