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Meralda's Pineapple Duff

Prep Time:

3 1/2 hours

Cook Time:

2 Hours


20 Servings


About the Recipe

Welcome to A taste of Pitcairn. Cooking Pitcairn style may vary from the ingredients we grow here on Pitcairn. We add ingredients by sight or by feeling the texture to see if it is dry or wet enough.


1 large Pineapple diced and cooked

Or 1 can crushed pineapple

In a saucepan heat the pineapple and enough water to make up to 2 cups

Add 250gm butter

½ cup sugar or sweetener

Heat until everything is melted. Cool to luke warm.

In a big bowl add 2 cups sifted High grade or strong flour plain.

Stir in warm Pineapple mix stirring until flour is mixed in nicely. Add2 table spoon instant yeast and stir in well adding another cup of flour folding in well.

Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.

Sifting more flour fold into dough and when pliable enough kneed in more flour until consistency is where the dough is not sticking to anything even your hands.

Approximately 6 cups of flour will be used

Leave to rise at least 20 minutes or more till double its size.

Grease the inner pot and knead down the dough. Putting it into the smaller pot.

Leave for 5 minutes

Using a large pot with a smaller one that fits inside good or a steamer.

In the large pot with a good fitted lid add about 3 cups boiling water.

Put the pot with the dough inside the steaming larger pot of water, cover and steam for 2 hour. Do not lift the lid. Keep the heat on low so its slowly bubbling.

Using a steamer will work well too.

After 2 hours, remove and turn out on a cooling rack. Immedialy cut it open to let the steam out so it wouldn’t flop.

Enjoy with butter. yum


Cook Pineapple-

Knead into dough-

Let rise-

knead down and put in a pot or in the steamer tray-

steam for 2 hours.

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