Friday, August 16, 2013
Bread and Butter Pickles
Recently my daughter and I bought a dehydrator so will be drying many of the herbs that are in the garden. With today's grocery prices you have to do what you have to do and this way I also know everything is really fresh. That's why I started making bread. When store bough bread can sit on the counter for 3-4 weeks and not get moldy there are way to many preservatives in it.
I found this recipe here and just adapted it and used Trivia instead of sugar.
This made 5 pint jars
3 large english cucumbers
1 1/4 tsp mustard seed
1 1/4 tsp celery seed
3/4 tsp tumeric
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup trivia
2 cups distilled white vinegar
1 very large onion
1/4 cup pickling salt
Wash cuc's and slice on mandolin about 1/4 inch. Also slice onion the cut slices in half or quarters. In a large bowl put cuc's and onions and cover with salt, mix and let sit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes drain and rinse WELL to remove salt. Drain
In a sauce pan combine all other ingredients. Bring to boil and cook for about 5 minutes. Prepare pot with water and get jars ready. Fill jars with cuc's and onion and put in brine to 1/4 from top of jar. Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.
Will report back in 3 months to let you know how these taste.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day and Remember to Find the Time to DO ALL the Things you love.