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Gherkins in Spiced
|1 ½ litres water
||¾ cup coarse cooking salt
|2 kg gherkin cucumbers
|1 litre ( 4 cups ) white vinegar
||2 ¼ cups sugar
|2 cinnamon sticks
||2 teaspoons black peppercorns
|2 teaspoons cloves
water and salt in a large saucepan and stir over a low heat until the salt is dissolved.
Cool. Wash gherkins well, place in a large bowl, and cover completely with salt water,
cover, and let stand for 48 hours.
gherkins, and rinse under cold water. Pack gherkins in a large sterilized jar, and cover
completely with spiced vinegar. Seal.
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan, and stir over the heat, without
boiling, until all the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil, and simmer the mixture for
about two minutes, stand 5 minutes, strain and cool.
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