To pickle Barberies

Method

Take of White Wine Vinegar and Water, of each an equal Quantity: To every Quart of this Liquor put in Half a Pound of Sixpenny Sugar, then pick the worst of your Barberries, and put into this Liquor, and the best into Glasses; then boil your Pickle with the worst of your Barberries, and skim it very clean. Boil it till it looks of a fine Colour, then let it stand to be cold before you strain it, then strain it through a Cloth, wringing it to get all the Colour you can from the Barberries. Let it stand to cool and settle, then pour it clear into the Glasses in a little of the Pickle; boil a little Fennel, when cold, put a little Bit at the Top of the Pot or Glass, and cover it close with a Bladder and Leather. To every half Pound of Sugar, put a quarter of a Pound of white Salt.

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