Sauce & Pickle Recipes > Bread and Butter Pickle

How to make bread and butter pickle:
This pickle is so called because it has a sharp flavour making it a natural and delicious accompaniment for more bland food like sandwiches or bread and butter.


3 large ridge or smooth skinned cucumbers thinly sliced
4 large onions skinned and sliced
3 tablespoons salt
3/4 pint distilled white vinegar
5oz sugar
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
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- Layer the cucumbers and onion slices in a large bowl, sprinkling each layer with salt.
- Set aside for about 1 hour.
- Drain and rinse well.
- Heat the vinegar, sugar and celery and mustard seeds in a saucepan.
- Stir well until sugar has dissolved.
- Increase the heat and boil for 3 minutes.
- Pace the vegetable slices into sterilised and preheated jars.
- Cover with the hot vinegar mixture.
- Cover immediately with airtight, vinegar-proof tops.
- Store for 2 months in a dark place to mature before eating.