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Friday, August 16, 2013

Bread and Butter Pickles

It's been about 38 years since I've made these.  Wow, where have all those years gone?  This year we have had a bumper crop of cucumbers which I might add I'm so happy about because I love cucumbers.  Love to eat them as a snack with just salt.  So I decided that I should try my hand at canning once again.  When my children where small I canned a lot,  always made bread and also sewed most of everyone clothes.  Don't think I'll try that anymore but love doing things in the kitchen.  I made these Bread and Butter Pickles Low Carb, because that is the way I'm eating now.  I did find some low carb pickles at WM but with so many cuc's this is a good way to be sure they don't go to waste.   I would can some tomatoes but they don't last long enough to get any good amount for that.  :)
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.

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