To Pickle Gherkins

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By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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  • Brine to pour on gherkins: —6 oz. salt to each quart water: 24 hours.
  • Pickle:—to each quart vinegar<


Let the gherkins be gathered on a dry day, before the frost has touched them; take off the blossoms, put them into a stone jar, and pour over them sufficient boiling brine to cover them well. The following day take them out, wipe them singly, lay them into a clean stone jar, with a dozen bay leaves over them, and pour upon them t