Newfoundland Figgy Duff

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Bergy

This recipe was in a Newfoundland magazine called "Downhomer", I have not made it but I do like traditional recipes. Sounds delicious. In the instructions it says " pour into a pudding bag and cook with Jigg's dinner for one hour" It also gives an alternate method which I have put into the recipe since I don't know Jigg's or what he is having for dinner :-)

Top Review by Pam 5

I love figgy duff, it's a traditional newfie dessert. Jiggs dinner is a traditional Newfie boiled dinner where you boil salt beef (naval beef in a bucket) with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, turnip and peas pudding (done in a pudding bag as well) If you make the figgy duff this way, it will add some salty flavour to it, which really makes it "taste like home"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the bread crumbs in water for a few minutes. Squeeze out the water.
  2. Combine the crumbs, raisins, sugar & spices, mix with a fork.
  3. Pour hot water over the soda.
  4. To the crumb mixture add molasses, melted butter & soda.
  5. Add flour & mix well.
  6. Pour into a cleaned, greased tomato can, cover with foil and secure with an elastic band, place can into a large pot of boiling water that comes 3/4 way up the can. Steam for 1 1/2 hours until the pudding looks firm.

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