(Nicola Cryer)

  • Gherkins ...I don't weigh I just pickle whole. Slice lenghways or sideways depending on size of gherkin.
  • 1 litre of white wine vinegar (any other is to tart)
  • 400g sugar
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • 2 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp ground mace (optional)
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp corriander seed
  • I also added a few dried whole chillies to mine to give a sweet/ spicy kick ( but it's hot!!)

  • 1. Salt the gherkins overnight ..then chop slice or leave whole acorrding to size and preference.
  • 2. Pack gherkins into sterilized jars.
  • 3. Put vinegar and sugar into a heavy bottomed saucepan and begin to boil....stiring frequently.
  • 4. Stir in the spices and return to boil...simmer for ten mins or until sugar has dissolved...remove cinnamon sticks.
  • 5. Pour vinegar into sterilized jars - up to you if you strain or not (I prefer not to).

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