These are my homemade pickles from this weekend! I was quite impressed with myself (for some reasons making pickles seems like something that make me accomplished!) for these.
Bread and Butter Pickles
Modified from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook
4 quarts of medium cucumbers, sliced
8 medium onions, sliced [they say white, I used yellow...I also didn't use quite this many]
1/3 cup pickling salt
3 cloves of garlic, halved
Ice [they said cracked, I use cubed from my freezer]
4 cups sugar
3 cups cider vinegar
2 tbsp mustard seed
1 1/2 tsp tumeric [I used ground, not sure if I was supposed to, but it worked]
1 1/2 tsp celery seed
Combine cucumbers, onions, pickling salt and garlic. Add 2 inches of ice. Refridgerate for 3 hours, drain well. Remove garlic.
In a large kettle, combine sugar, vinegar, mustard seed, tumeric, and celery seed. Heat to boiling. Add cucumber mixture. Return to boiling. Pack cucumber mixture and liquid into hot, sterlized, pint jars, leaving about 1/2 inch at the top. Wipe jar rims, adjust lids.
Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes (start timing when water boils).
Makes 7 pints.