Blueberry Duff (Boiled Blueberry Pudding)
This is a traditional Newfoundland side dish that can be eaten with your dinner, or as a desert with a sauce
- 1 Pudding Bag
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Blueberries
- 1 Cup Water
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1/4 Cup Cold Water
- 1 Tsp Vanilla or Butterscotch Extract / Flavouring
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 80mins
Cost Average budget
You can order a pudding bag online, or make your own out of cotton and shoe string. If you don't have anything available, you can cut a large corner off a white cotton pillow case. You can trim it off after you tie up the bag with the pudding in it.
To make the pudding, mix the butter and sugar together until creamy. Stir in the egg and milk. Sift in the dry ingredients and mix well. Add blueberries (preferably frozen ones) and put the pudding mixture in the bottom of the bag with the help of a cake spatula, and boil for 1 hour 10 minutes. You can boil it in clean water, or put it in with your boiling vegetables.
About 15 minutes before the pudding is almost done, its time to make your sauce. In a small pot add water, brown sugar, and butter. Bring to a boil. Next, dissolve the cornstarch in 1/4 cup of cold water. Stir into boiling mixture till it thickens then add 1 tsp vanilla or butterscotch. Simmer it on low for a couple minutes.
When the pudding is done, remove from bag, **be careful as it will be very hot**. Cut up, and put in small dessert bowls, and top with sauce. Its absolutely DELICIOUS!! Again, instead of having it as a desert, you can also plate it up with your turkey dinner or jiggs dinner.
Its best to clean the bag in the sink in hot water with a bit of dish detergent (not a lot), rinse really well, and hang to dry. It will be very slimy, but its still best to clean by hand. If its done with the regular laundry, it make keep the taste of the laundry detergent or fabric softener on it and go into your pudding the next time.
The bag WILL stain. Don't worry about it. It wont affect the next pudding.
The bag can also be used for peas pudding.
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Chef Tips and Tricks
These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!
- 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
- 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
- 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 cup / 150g of flour
- 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
- Salted caramel
- Melted dark chocolate
In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.
Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.
Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.
Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.
Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.
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