- 2 seal flippers
- 1 small turnip
- 3 carrots, sliced
- 2 onions, sliced
- 1 parsnip, sliced
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 ounce Newfoundland Screech
- 1/2 lb fat back pork
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- small pat of butter
- Cut all fat and slag from flippers.
- Place them in a deep dish with enough boiling water to cover.
- Add vinegar and set aside to cool, then wipe dry with paper towel and place in baking pan or large casserole dish.
- Add pepper and salt to taste.
- Cover with sliced onions and sliced fat pork.
- Dribble Newfoundland Screech over contents.
- Cover and bake in pre-heated oven at 375 degrees F for 2 hours.
- Boil turnip, carrots and parsnip in 2 1/2 cups of water for about 20 minutes.
- When vegetables are ready, place in baking dish with flippers.
- Use vegetable water for gravy and thicken with flour.
- Make dumpling pastry and pat over flippers and vegetables.
- Cover and bake gently until pastry is done. This should take approximately 15 minutes.
Enjoy traditional seal flipper pie.
Live Rural NL -
Christopher C. Mitchelmore
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I stand by the fact that my Grandmother Pearl is a wonderful baker. One of the enjoyable baked goods I love is a good raisin bun with a cup of tea. This makes for a quick breakfast or a nice snack at break time.
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp custard powder
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup milk
Mix all dry ingredients together except custard powder. Add to milk. Add butter to dry ingredients and beat eggs. Add to dry mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Yields approximately 2 1/2 dozen buns.
Now you have the opportunity to make your own. If you would rather purchase this traditional foodstuff, you can stop by the Gros Morne Resort Gas Bar, St. Paul’s, NL. They sell a limited selection of baked bread, buns and rolls. Six raisin buns sell for a low price of $2.99 or twelve for $5.00.
In previous posts, I have mentioned the highly talented baking skills of my Grandmother Pearl and the delicious squashberry jam she prepared. On Monday, I dropped by her house and was greeted by the pleasant smell of freshly baked homemade bread.
We had a wonderful conversation over a steeping hot cup of coffee and tea at the kitchen table, as we peered out the window at the setting sun over the Strait of Belle Isle. I remembered as a child picking blackberries on the barrens near the ocean in her backyard. I would bring them in for her to make me the most delicious blackberry puddings. It would be a real compliment with Sunday’s Dinner.
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After a walk through the enchanted forest we took the Hyundai Getz to the coast. A one-hour drive on very narrow roads led us to Kinsale, Ireland.
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