Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pickles for Jana

These are refrigerator pickles ONLY. There will be no boiling of glass nor exploding pyrex.

Because I'm using a plastic measuring cup instead. Hah! Take that, Laws of Physics.

Non-Exploding, Not Too Sweet, Pickles for Jana
Adapted from America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

2 T pickling spice
1 3/4 cup cider vinegar
2 1/4 cup water
1 T salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 star anise
3 bay leaves
1 large onion
A plethora of cucumbers from two weeks of your CSA shares

1. Slice onion and cucumbers thinly. Pack into wide mouth, clean canning jars.

2. Place a sauce pan over medium high heat. Toast pickling spices. When spices become fragrant, add liquids, salt, sugar, star anise and bay leaves.

3. Bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove star anise and bay leaves. Pour into jars, over cucumber and onion mixture.

4. Leave at room temperature for 1 hr. Place in refrigerator and allow to cure for 10 hrs before serving. Will keep for up to 2 weeks. Share and enjoy.

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