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Bread and butter pickles


You'll need

14 pickling cucumbers (about 150gm each), thinly sliced widthways (see note) 2 white onions, halved, thinly sliced 85 gm (1/3 cup) fine sea salt 1.75 litres white wine vinegar 200 gm caster sugar 2 tbsp mustard seeds 1 tsp ground turmeric

Method

  • 01
  • Combine cucumber, onion, salt and a tray of ice in a large bowl and set aside to remove excess liquid until required.
  • 02
  • To sterilise jars and lids, place in a large saucepan of water over high heat and boil for 10 minutes. Carefully remove jars and lids with tongs and set aside open-side up to cool.
  • 03
  • Bring vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds and turmeric to the boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Drain cucumber and onion, add to pan, bring liquid back to the boil and remove pan from heat.

Note Makes about 2 litres. Bread and butter pickles will keep stored in a cool, dry, dark place for three months. You'll need to begin this recipe two weeks ahead. If pickling cucumbers are unavailable, substitute Lebanese cucumbers.


At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

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Jan 2013

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