Newfoundland Confessions

Jun 28 2010

I feel like I have been keeping a deep dark secret for many years.  It’s time that I get this off my chest. 

I’m a proud Newfoundlander, on this earth for 40+ years, and I’ve never made tea buns. 

Until yesterday! 

Thanks to my grandmother’s recipe that Mom shared with me a couple of weeks ago I made my first batch of good ol’ Newfoundland raisin tea buns.  The were deeeeelishus!

Thanks Mom!


Posted by Steve at 7:40 am, Jun 28, 2010


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  1. Nadine

    June 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    They look yummy! Now where is the recipe?

  2. Steve

    June 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    3 cups flour
    1/2 cup sugar
    5 tsp baking power
    1/2 tsp salt

    sift together in bowl

    cut in 1/2 cup butter

    mix together 1 cup milk and two eggs. Stir into bowl with the rest.

    Add raisins, coconut, or chocolate chips as desired.

    Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes or until slightly browned on top. I had to bake for 25 minutes.

    Let me know how they work out.

  3. jody

    June 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Holy shit, your theme is different!

    Coconut? *GAG*

  4. Steve

    June 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Do you like it?

    …and while I like coconut in the tea buns, I didn’t add any this time. Just used the base recipe and added raisins. I cut them in half and smear on a little butter. Yum.

  5. jody

    June 29, 2010 at 7:41 am

    It looks tidy – TOO tidy!

  6. khrystena

    June 29, 2010 at 9:20 am

    We made Tea Buns for the first time last week! I am going to try this one, I wasn’t a huge fan of the one I found last time!

  7. Dave

    June 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    That theme makes it look like you’ve taken up stitching… Just saying. Oh, and I need some pants hemmed if you have the time. icon_smile

  8. Steve

    June 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I imagine the Blue Dwarf need pants hemmed all the time!

  9. Gericanary

    August 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I have been looking for a good tea bun recipe for a long time and i have found it. I just made them and they turned out excellent! I think think the secret is the sifting. icon_biggrin

  10. Gericanary

    August 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    some shockin good my son!

  11. Steve

    August 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Glad you enjoyed Gericanary…

  12. Michelle(SOPER) Bowdery

    March 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I’m a newf also…for 48 years!!! and I have never made Tea Buns either!! hahahah My mom made coconut TBuns years ago and I loved them!!!.. . a local market where I live makes their own baked goods and she makes Cinnamon TBuns. .I’ve been looking for a good recipe to make these and now i can’t wait to bake them..I’m going to bring one over too her to try and maybe she’ll make some herself. thanks for your recipe!!!

  13. Steve

    March 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Well, Michelle. You’ll have to come back and let us know how they turned out!

  14. Denise

    April 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I tried your recipe today and it turned out really good. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  15. Steve

    April 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for reporting back.

  16. Nicole

    November 6, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    These are delicious! Just took them out of the oven, and my house smells sooooooooooo good!