Traditional Newfoundland and Labrador Tea Buns


Courtesy of Cod Sounds


3 cups flour

4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Combine dry ingredients and then crumble in the butter with your hands, being careful not to overwork the dough.
  2. Add raisins. Mix together and add 3/4 cups milk and one egg.
  3. Reserve the remaining 1/4 cup of milk so your dough is not too wet and add only if you need to.
  4. Gently bring together the mixture with a light touch — patting, not kneading. Pat to a one-inch thickness on a floured surface, cut out rounds with a glass and lay on parchment paper.
  5. Brush with egg wash or milk for nice browning.
  6. Bake at 450°F for 20 minutes.

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