Homemade Pickles: How to Make Bread & Butter Pickles Like Grandma Made! by Donna John

3 years ago
Homemade Pickles: How to Make Bread & Butter Pickles Like Grandma Made!

My grandma’s pickles are a fond childhood memory of mine. She had the idea of adding the cauliflower – and it’s my favorite part of these sweet pickles. I make them at least once a month and have to share with friends and family (had two requests for more this weekend). Give ‘em a try!

You’ll need:

  • 5 - 6 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into small florets (optional)

Here's how you make it:

  1. Put the sliced cucumbers in a colander and sprinkle with the salt. Let it sit for about 1 hour. Drain off as much water as you can.
  2. In a large pot, add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil, covered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Put into sterilized jars or plastic containers.
  4. Let them cool and then store in the refrigerator. Wait at least 24 hours before eating them (if you can!). 
Ball Mason Wide Mouth Quart Jars With Lids & Bands
Ball Mason Wide Mouth Quart Jars With Lids & Bands $12
Ideal for preserving jams, jellies sauces, mustard, flavored vinegar - and pickles! Set of 12.
Bellemain Stainless Steel 5-quart Colander
Bellemain Stainless Steel 5-quart Colander $17
A big improvement over both old-fashioned colanders with gaping holes and mesh colanders. They drain fast and won't clog up with food.
McCormick Gourmet Ground Turmeric
McCormick Gourmet Ground Turmeric $7
The ground rhizome of a plant in the ginger family has been used in cooking since 600 B.C. From India, it gives curry powder and prepared mustard their yellow color.
McCormick Celery Seed
McCormick Celery Seed $10
The whole seed of the white flowered annual or biennial of the parsley family.
Dualspices Mustard Seeds
Dualspices Mustard Seeds $6
Very versatile mustard used in many foods including meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and Asian cooking. A 4-ounce container.

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