Top Ten Newfoundland Recipes. NOW UPDATED TO 25 RECIPES AND RECIPE COLLECTIONS! 25 of our most popular Newfoundland recipes from 15 years online!
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.
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Top Ten Newfoundland Recipes
Jam tarts. A real Newfoundland favourite, especially using local berry jams. You can use any jam you like in these gorgeous little mini tarts.
These gumdrop crinkle cakes are a memory from childhood and make an ideal lunchbox treat or after school snack.
Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Tea Buns - my recipe for soft, delicious, sweet molasses raisin tea buns that can be made using cinnamon & nutmeg as well. Perfect for a mug up any time.
Super Crispy Fish and Chips - after years of experimenting I've perfected my homemade version of fish and chips that uses part rice flour in the batter recipe for guaranteed crunch.
Fish and Brewis. A very old traditional Newfoundland recipe made from hard tack and salt cod. It's still an incredibly popular dish year round as well as at the holidays like Easter, Good Friday and Christmas Eve.
Steamed Molasses Raisin Pudding - a long time Newfoundland favourite that's easy to make and is delicious served with our recipe for simple butterscotch sauce.
Moose Farts - A super easy to prepare, no-bake cookie treat that kids will love and maybe giggle a little at the name too.
Newfoundland Christmas Slush - a frosty blend of pineapple and citrus juices frozen together with amber rum to create the base for a delicious Holiday cocktail.
Traditional Newfoundland Pea Soup and Dough Boys. A hearty local favorite that has warmed many a belly over the decades.
Newfoundland Cold Plate - a traditional post Christmas favourite. Heres a simple guide to putting together this simple, nostalgic favourite of Newfoundlanders everywhere.
Lassy Mogs - a Newfoundland favourite; well spiced, soft cookies with a deep molasses flavour and filled with dried fruit and crunchy pecans. Irresistible!
Newfoundland Jam Jams - Jam Jams from Purity Factories are a Newfoundland institution. Here's a recipe for my homemade version of this local molasses and jam cookie classic.
Newfoundland Date Squares or Date Crumbles is a recipe every local family knows and loves. The secret is having the right proportion of butter in the crumble and this recipe gets it just right.
Newfoundland Figgy Duff has nothing to do with figs; raisins were once referred to as figs here & are always added to this traditional steamed pudding.
Newfoundland Fish Cakes. These traditional Newfoundland fish cakes have been made for countless generations using the most basic of ingredients like potatoes, salt fish and onions.
Newfoundland Toutons. The delight of every Newfoundlander, especially served with melting butter & a drizzle of molasses.
The Best Homemade White Bread - nothing says home baked comfort food goodness like a perfectly baked crusty loaf of homemade bread, fresh from the oven. This recipe is well over 40 years old and turns put perfectly every time.
Newfoundland Cherry Cake is a big local favourite especially during the Holidays. The secret in this recipe is undiluted evaporated milk for added richness.
A classic Newfoundland recipe that everyone's Mom or Nan made back in the day. It's often enjoyed at the Holidays and is a favourite for morning toast with gobs of melting butter.
Traditional Newfoundland tea buns are a cousin to scones and biscuits. Everyone's Mom or Nan made them. Perfect with a steaming cup of tea.
Newfoundland Snowballs - the most searched for Newfoundland recipe on RockRecipes.com. Soft chocolate fudge balls with the goodness of oatmeal and coconut. These freeze exceptionally well and my kids actually prefer to eat them frozen, just like I did as a child.
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Friday 21st of April 2023
A lot of the recipes my mom made when i was a child growing up in Newfoundland and bring back a lot of memories .
Tuesday 3rd of January 2023
I’d like to buy the seafood cookbook rock receipes
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.
Thursday 18th of November 2021
I am so happy for your whole family. This is how memories are made. Keep the great work. P
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