Pickle Recipes

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Spiced Vegetable Pickles

2 500g (1lb) cucumbers, peeled 500g (1lb) cauliflower, chopped
6 med spring onions, chopped 1 med red pepper , chopped
250g (Żlb) green beans, chopped 2 tablespoons coarse salt

Spiced Vinegar

1Żlitres (6cups) white vinegar ╝ cup sugar
1 tablespoon black peppercorns 2cm piece of ginger, peeled, sliced
5 small red chillies, halved 3 bay leaves
2 cloves garlic, chopped  

   Cut the cucumbers in half lengthways, remove the seeds and chop the cucumbers coarsely. Combine the cucumbers, cauliflower, onions beans and black pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and cover with boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain.
    Pack vegetables in sterilized jars and cover completely with spiced vinegar. Seal.

   Spiced Vinegar :
    Combine the vinegar and sugar in a saucepan, stir over a low heat , without boiling, until all the sugar has dissolved. Tie the spices in a muslin bag, add to the pan, and bring to the boil. Cool and discard the muslin bag.


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