Sweet Pickles with Bay.

Sweet pickles with Bay:

  • 25 small gherkin cucumbers
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 1/2 quarts white vinegar
  • 1 pint water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. celery seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 stick cinnamon, broken
  • 2 bay leaves, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

Wash cucumbers and drain. Place in a large crock. Combine boiling water and salt and pour over the cucumbers. Let stand overnight. Drain.

Combine the remaining ingredients in an enamel kettle. Heat to boiling. Add cucumbers to the kettle, and return the contents to a boil.
Pack the cucumbers at once into sterile glass jars, then fill the jars with pickling liquid and seal.
Let stand 4 weeks or longer before using.


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