Legend has it that the term ‘screech’ was coined when an unwary visitor to Newfoundland mistakenly downed a glass of this dark West Indies rum in one gulp. Click on above photo to see recipe.
Newfoundland is known for its delicious desserts and sweet treats. Here are some popular dessert recipes from Newfoundland:
- Date Squares: These are a classic Newfoundland dessert made with a mixture of dates, oats, and brown sugar, baked in a crust made of flour, butter, and brown sugar.
- Figgy Duff: Figgy Duff is a traditional Newfoundland dessert made with raisins, molasses, and flour, boiled in a cloth bag until it is dense and chewy. It is often served with molasses or rum sauce.
- Mincemeat Tarts: Mincemeat tarts are a traditional Christmas dessert made with a mixture of dried fruit, sugar, spices, and brandy, baked in a flaky pastry crust.
- Christmas Pudding: This rich and flavorful dessert is made with breadcrumbs, dried fruit, molasses, spices, and brandy, then steamed until tender and served with a warm sauce.
- Blueberry Grunt: Blueberry grunt is a traditional Newfoundland dessert made with fresh blueberries, sugar, and spices, simmered on the stove until thick and bubbly.
- Partridgeberry Tarts: Partridgeberries are a type of cranberry found in Newfoundland, and are often used to make tarts, pies, and jams. These tart and sweet berries are a staple of Newfoundland’s dessert repertoire.
These are just a few of the many delicious dessert recipes that can be found in Newfoundland. Whether you prefer something sweet and fruity, or rich and decadent, there is sure to be a recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth.