August 16, 2010

Bread and Butter Pickles

 Ive made this on and off thru the years, they are pretty good.

BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES

8lbs. cucumbers
2lbs. white onions
1/2c. salt (I used coarse kosher salt)
1 qt. white vinegar
2c. sugar ( I used organic)
2 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. dry mustard

Cut unpeeled cucumbers and peeled onions into slices about 1/8in. thick. 

Arrange in layers in a large kettle or bowl, sprinkling each layer with salt.

 Let stand for 3hrs. then drain and rinse well.

 Bring other ingredients to a boil in a large pot. 

Add drained vegetables and stir to coat with seasonings. Bring to a boil again.Pack into hot, sterilized jars and seal.

 Process in water bath 10min.

I didn't make the full recipe this time..........I only had 5lbs of cukes but I did make the full amt of juice for it and used it all. Also be aware turmeric stains everything so if you spill the juices wipe it up fast.

3 comments:

Maria Killam said...

Yum I adore bread and butter pickles!

lemonverbenalady said...

I have to pull out my bread and butter pickle recipe! Yours are making my mouth water!

Fearless Nester said...

You are going to have such a wonderful supply of pickles. I'm so impressed with you, I'm sure they'll really be tasting great right around Thanksgiving, that is if they're not gone before then! Love your tutorials!!! ~Lili