*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               SWEET GHERKINS
 
 Recipe By     : 
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       qt           Small gherkins 1-2 long
    3       c            Sugar
    1       qt           Vinegar
    2       tb           Whole allspice
    1       tb           Celery seed
    2       tb           Broken cinnamon sticks
    2       tb           Whole cloves
      1/2   c            White mustard seeds
 
   Brine cukes:  dissolve 1/2 cup salt in 2 quarts water,
   pour the solution over cukes, and let stand for 24
   hours in a cool place.  Drain.  Put the cukes in a
   clean crock.  Dissolve 1 cup of the sugar in the
   vinegar nd add spices tied in a bag.  Bring the
   vinegar to a boil.  Pour the boiling hot syrup over
   the cukes.  Next day, drain off syrup and add 1 cup
   sugar, bring to a rolling boil.  Pour the boiling hot
   syrup over the cukes. Repeat the next day adding the
   last cup of sugar.  Next day, drain the syrup from the
   pickles and pack the pickles into scalded jars. Heat
   the syrup to a rolling boil and fill the jars.  Remove
   air bubbles. Add more syrup if necessary. 1/8 head
   space.  10 minutes boiling water bath.
   
   Shared By: Pat Stockett
  
 
 
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -