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How do you make Cucumber Pickle?

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This week, Jen found herself (as many of us do this time of year) with an over-abundance of cucumbers, so she has been making pickle. She brought some in for lunch a few days ago, and it was delicious, so we thought we would share her recipe with you.

Cucumber Pickle

1 1/2 kg large cucumbers
1/4 C plain salt
6 medium onions

Clean, tail and slice the cucumbers and onions. Add salt and cover with water. Soak overnight and then drain off.

In a large pot, mix the following ingredients:
4 C white vinegar
3C sugar
2 dessert spoons of curry powder
1 1/2 t turmeric
1 T celery seed
2 T mustard seed

Add the cucumbers and onion and bring to the boil. Add a small tin of crushed pineapple.
You can also add chopped green and red pepper (especially if you have them handy in the garden!)
Boil for a few minutes, then thicken with about 6 T cornflower mixed with vinegar.
Bottle into sterilised jars....this recipe makes about 3 x 1 pint preserving jars.

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