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Pickle Recipes

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Piccalilli

( 500 g )  medium cauliflower, chopped 2 ( 240 g ) medium carrots, sliced
2 celery sticks, sliced 2 medium (200 g) green tomatoes, chopped
1 medium ( 280 g ) green cucumber, sliced 250 g pickling onions, quartered
1 cup coarse cooking salt 1 litres ( 5 cups ) white vinegar
1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon dry mustard teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 small, fresh red chilies, chopped
cup cornflour cup white vinegar, extra

            Probably one of the best known pickles is Piccalilli. Combine cauliflower, carrots, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, onions and salt in a large bowl, cover, and stand overnight.  Rinse the vegetables well in cold water, drain well.

            Combine the vinegar, sugar, turmeric, mustard, ginger, garlic and chillies in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, add the vegetables, simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the blended cornflour and extra vinegar. Stir until mixture boils and thickens. Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal when cold.

Makes about 12 cups.

 

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