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|1 kg ( 2 lb ) large, dark open mushrooms
||90 g ( 3 oz/¾ cup ) coarse cooking salt
|600 ml ( 1 pint/2½ cups ) vinegar
||1 5cm ( 2in ) piece of dried ginger
|6 blades of mace
||4 whole cloves
|1 teaspoon of allspice
||1 teaspoon black peppercorns
|1, 2½ cm ( 1 in ) cinnamon stick
Cut off the bottom of the
mushroom stalks and discard. Break the mushrooms and stalks into small pieces.
In a large ovenware bowl, layer the mushrooms and salt. Let stand in a cool
place for 5 days, stirring each day.
On the 5th day, preheat the
oven to 150C ( 300 F ). Cover the mushrooms and liquid in bowl with tinfoil.
Place in the oven for 1½ hours. Strain through a jelly bag. In a large
saucepan, bring the liquid, vinegar ginger and spices to the boil. Reduce the
heat, and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Strain through a
jelly bag into another large saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer until
Ladle into hot sterilized
jars and seal.
Makes 2, 250 g ( 8 oz )
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