• Best Bread & Butter Pickles! Posted on November 16, 2013

    Best Bread & Butter Pickles! I went to the Farmer's Market on Saturday and cucumbers were everywhere. It is pickle season!!!! I bought two pails and made some dill pickles and bread and butter pickles. I remember my mom making bread and butter pickles when I was a kid. The distinct smell of warm vinegar and spices filled the air. I didn't much care for the smell when I was a kid but my sense of smell seems to have matured and now I love it. Here is the recipe I used:

    4lb small pickling cucumbers
    4 small onions, thinly sliced
    1 sweet green pepper, cut in thin strips
    1 sweet red pepper, cut in thin strips
    2 Tbsp pickling salt
    4 cups cider vinegar
    3 cups granulated sugar
    2 Tbsp mustard seeds
    1 tsp celery seeds
    1/2 tsp turmeric
    1/4 tsp ground cloves

    Cut a thin slice from the ends of each cucumber and cut into medium thick slices, about 3/16 inch. Place cucumbers, onions and peppers in a non-reactive container, sprinkle with salt and let stand for 3 hours; drain. Rinse twice and drain thoroughly.

    Combine vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, turmeric and cloves in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add vegetables and return to a boil for 30 seconds or just until cucumbers are no longer bright green.

    Remove hot jars from canner. Remove vegetables from liquid with a slotted spoon; pack into jars. Pour liquid over vegetables to within 1/2 inch of rim. Process 10 minutes for pint jars and 15 minutes for quart jars.

    thanks to: http://threadsofinspiration.blogspot.com/2010/07/bread-and-butter-pickles.html

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