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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Cucumber Pickle

Great to make when cucumbers are in season


1.4 Kg of cucumbers
85 grams of cooking salt
350 grams of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3 large onions
1 pint wine vinegar
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 dessert spoon mustard seeds


Wash the cucumbers and slice very thinly and place in a large bowl

Add finely sliced onions and sprinkle with salt,

Mix well and leave to stand for 3 hours.

Rinse thoroughly in running cold water and put into large pan, add the vinegar, bring to the boil and simmer until the mixture is soft, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Add the sugar and spices, stir over a low heat to dissolve the sugar and bring back to the boil,

Then remove from the heat. Pour into a large bowl and leave to cool. Pot the pickle in sterilized jars and cover tightly. This recipe will make about 1.8 Kg of pickle.

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