"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Sweet Pickles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Aunt Ella Von Haden

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
36 medium cucumbers
free running salt
vinegar
alum
3# sugar
i oz. stick cinnamon
1 oz. celery seed
1 oz. whole allspice

Directions:
Directions:
Soak cukes 3 days in strong salt water. Rinse. Soak 3 days in clear water. chunk cukes. Let simmer in weak vinegar water (1 part vinegar to 3 parts water and 1 T. alum for 1/2 hour, then rinse.
Make brine of 3 qt. vinegar, 3 # sugar, cinnamon, celery seed and allspice. Boil brine then pour over pickles. Reheat liquid 3 mornings. Will keep in unsealed jar.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Aunt Ella VonHaden was Gramma Dot's favorite and last living relative

 

 

 

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