Andy thought he would make this the new pickling thread so that most things relating to the pickle can be added here. Below is the first post in 2010 by Lissa:
Please copy and paste any of your discussions etc into here.
See Addy's pics for a photo of the finished product:
2 large cucumbers cut into 5 mm slices
350g onions, sliced very thinly
350 ml cider vinegar
2 level tbsp. Mustard seed
2 level tsp celery seed
¼ level tsp turmeric
¼ level tsp cayenne pepper
Who needs cheese or meat? This pickle is so good that you can eat it with just the bread and butter.
Mix together the cucumbers, onions and salt in a bowl, stand for 3 hours.
Drain, rinse under the cold tap and drain thoroughly.
Bring the remaining ingredients to the boil in a stainless steel or an enamel pan and then add the vegetables.
Reduce the heat, bring just to the simmer and cook 2 minutes.
Pour hot into sterilized jars, making sure the liquid covers the cucumbers and seal.