How Do You Make Homemade Canned Bread And Butter Pickles?
My grandmother’s favorite pickles were bread and butter. I have yet to find a store bought brand that can equal her recipe. All you need is a little bit of time, a few ingredients and some pickling cucumbers. Select Cucumbers Start by selecting good pickling cucumbers. They should be fresh, small and unwaxed. Prepare Jars Sterilize your jars and lids by running them through a hot dishwasher or hand washing them and then pouring boiling water over the inside and outside surfaces. Set them upside down on clean towels until you are ready to can. Slice Cucumbers Cut the blossom end off the cucumber, opposite end from the stem. The blossom end could contain an enzyme that makes pickles bitter. Slice the cucumbers into rounds about ¼ inch thick. Ice and Chill Gently stir the salt into the thinly sliced cucumbers. Cover with ice cubes; let stand 2 or 3 hours or until cucumbers are crisp and cold. Add more ice if it melts. The ice cubes help keep the thin cucumber slices from breaking in the n