Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bread & Butter Pickles

Scarlet and I made these yesterday, per the recipe I found on Brown Eyed Baker. They were so easy! No canning involved, just pack the prepared cukes and sliced onion into a jar, then pour the vinegar/sugar/spice concoction over the top of everything, and forget about it for a while. :)

 Tossing the freshly rinsed cucumber slices with the sliced onion, just before jarring it up.

After one day of steeping. Still cucumber-y tasting, but starting to absorb a little of the sweet/sour pickling liquid flavors.

I am disproportionately excited about these simple little pickles. Bread and butter pickles were a mainstay of my youth, and the smell of the vinegar, sugar and spices simmering alone nearly killed me. I want these babies to be ready yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. Thought you and your readers might find this interesting:
    NOTICE: Washington state now has a new law that allows for the production of certain foods in your home kitchen for direct sales to consumers. Baked goods, jams and jellies as well as packaged dried mixes may be produced at home and sold to the public at farmers markets and other venues through a permit obtained from the Food Safety Program at WSDA -Cottage Food Operations.