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Dill Pickles with Garlic       Veg    CD    ACC


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3 large Garlic Cloves

10-12 Pickling Cucumbers

7g/   oz of fresh Dill

600ml/20fl.oz. Water

900ml/30fl.oz. White Wine Vinegar

75g/3oz Sea Salt

2 teasp Pickling Spice

1 teasp Dill Seeds

1 teasp Black Peppercorns




1. Prepare the jars (see notes below)


2. Place the water and vinegar into a saucepan and add the salt, pickling

spice, dill seeds, and peppercorns.  Bring to a boil, and boil rapidly for 3 minutes.  Remove from the heat and allow to cool.


2.  Peel the garlic cloves and pack them into warm jars together with the cucumbers and sprigs of dill (see notes below).


3. Pour the cooled vinegar mixture over the cucumbers, cover, seal  and label (see notes below). 



Notes:    see also General preparations


Jars - Use jars which are free from cracks, chips or flaws the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling vegetables.  Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).  Fill whilst still warm.


Filling the jars  Fill with the vegetables to within 2.5cm/1 inch of the top. Pour over the preserving liquid to within 1cm/ inch of the top, making sure the vegetables are completely covered with the liquid. Immediately cover with a waxed disc (wax side down) and a cellophane cover over the top then cover with a screw top lid.


Storage Store in the refrigerator for 3 weeks before consuming











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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.


Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Tips, Options and Substitutions

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Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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