Bread and Butter Pickles

After our several-weeks-long ordeal of icicle pickles, we decided to try something easier. We'd only ever really made sweet pickles before, and our recipe collection had a nice bread and butter pickle recipe that called for a weight of pickles divisible by our actual weight of pickles (we had another 8 lbs) so we thought we would give it a try. (Note: Turmeric stains a lot and is fact commonly used as a dye. Yeah. Forgot that and our counter has some interesting yellow-hued patches now...) :-) Ah the marks of a canning kitchen.

First we mixed up the pickle juice with turmeric, onions, etc. (cool color, huh?)

Then we put the cucumber slices in the mixture and brought it back up to a boil.

After that, it was all downhill....we only had to pack the jars. :-) Much easier.

I can't wait to try these...I've never had Bread and Butter pickles and they really smelled amazing!


    On August 12, 2010 at 5:42 AM Anonymous said...

    How did the icicle pickles come out? I do agree, adding the turmeric to these makes them look beautiful, and also more original/different than the usual batch of bread/butter pickles. What kind of cukes did you use?


    The turmeric does make them look pretty! We used the same kinds of cukes for these too (Those 'Straight Eights' were still going strong! They've finally petered off, though.) We're going to give the icicle pickles a few months before we try 'em (in my experience pickles taste better after aging a bit in the jar...).

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