Blueberry Duff - a traditional Newfoundland steamed pudding.

Blueberry Duff

Cuisine Newfoundland
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Blend together the flour, sugar and baking powder.
  2. Add the blueberries and toss to distribute them in the flour mixture.
  3. Add the melted butter, milk and vanilla extract all at once.
  4. Mix all together with a wooden spoon just until a soft dough is formed.
  5. Put dough into a pudding steamer or a wet heavy cotton pudding bag, tying the bag with a piece of butcher string but leaving about an inch of slack at the top to allow the pudding to expand.
  6. Boil gently for approximately one and a half hours to 2 hours.
  7. Remove from steamer or pudding bag, slice and serve.