Pickle Recipes

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Pickled Beetroot No. 1

6 med beetroot ( 1 kg ) 2 cups sugar
1 litre ( 4cups ) white vinegar 1 cup water
3 small dried red chillies 1 star anise
6 black pepper corns  

    Wash beetroot and cut off the leafy tops without breaking the skin. Add the beetroot to a large saucepan of boiling water and simmer, covered, for about 1 hour or until skins are removed easily. Cool beetroot, cut in half or quarters, and pack into a sterilized jar.

    Combine sugar, vinegar, water, chillies. star anise and pepper corns in a saucepan. Stir over a medium heat, without boiling, until all the sugar is dissolved. Cool, and strain over the beetroot to cover completely and seal.


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