Thursday, September 11, 2008

Damper Dogs: Recipes from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

Until we announce the winner of our Recipe Redux Contest we'll be posting some recipes references found in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English to inspire you. Here's one reproduced as found in the online Dictionary of Newfoundland English.

(cartoon by Jennifer Barrett)

damper boy, ~ cake, ~ devil, ~ dog.

P 224-67 Damper boys are made from fried dough.

1976 GUY 61 Home made bread, pork buns, figgy duff ... damper cakes.

1969 HORWOOD 84 And my old grandmother, running short of bread with the new batch not yet ready to bake, often made damper devils by cooking small pieces of risen dough like pancakes on top of the stove.

1958 Nfld Dishes 19 Flacoons or damper dogs—pan-cakes. Pan-cakes made of a flour and water mixture and cooked on top of the stove.

Rattling Books is running a recipe contest inspired by the Dictionary of Newfoundland English. We call it Recipe Redux, aka Not Much Meat on a Carey Chick, Recipe Contest. Deadline for Entry submissions is October 1.