Have you forgotten why we soak overnight? If so, revisit the recipe for Sweet Chunky Pickles from the same box for a discussion of pickle science.
From a box sold in Canby, Oregon.
Bread and Butter Pickles
25 small cucumbers
Slice + soak overnight in cold water. Then…
Bring to a boil:
- 1 qt. vinegar
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 tsp. celery seed
- 2 tsp. turmeric
- 1 tsp. mustard (dry)
- 1/2 c. salt
Pour mixture over cucumbers. Let stand 1 hr. Boil 3 minutes. Put in hot jars.
Yesterdish reminder: Use modern canning methods. We’re really just getting to know each other, I can’t bear to lose you now.