Bread And Butter Pickles
|Cider vinegar||1 Pint|
|Hot water||1⁄4 Pint|
|Sugar||4 1⁄2 Teaspoon (3 Dessertspoons)|
|Mustard seeds||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (1 Dessertspoon)|
|Pimiento strips/Red pepper||4|
Wash cucumbers well, slice very thinly.
Arrange in layers in large shallow dish, sprinkling a little salt between each layer (about 2 oz. 1/4 cup) salt in all).
Cover, stand overnight.
Wash cucumbers well in cold water, drain, set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine vinegar, hot water, sugar, mustard seeds and salt, bring to boil; reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
Add cucumbers, bring just to boiling point, remove from heat.
Using tongs, and working quickly, pack cucumbers tightly into hot sterilised jars.
Add a pimento strip to each jar.
Fill with vinegar mixture to within 1/2 in. of top, seal at once.