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The small immature cucumbers that are known as dills or gherkins require longer processing than most vegetables, especially if their deep green color is to be fixed; they also need partial cooking. Select gherkins of the same size.


small dill cucumbers

brine, using 225 g salt to each 2 liters water

spiced vinegar


  1. Place the gherkins in a saucepan, and cover with the brine.
  2. Bring nearly to boiling point. Do not actually boil, but simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain and leave until cold, then pack into prepared jars, and cover with spiced vinegar, preferably aromatic.
  4. Put on vinegar-proof covers.

Making homemade spicing vinegar

  1. Add to 1 liter of vinegar, 5 - 10g of each of the following whole spices: cloves, allspice, cinnamon, white peppercorns, ginger. The smaller quantity will be enough for a mild pickle but for strongly flavored ones such as onion, the full quantity may be used.
  2. Put the spices in a folded cloth and beat them lightly with a rolling-pin to release their flavor.
  3. Put the bruised spices into the vinegar and seal the bottle.
  4. It may be more convenient to add a double or treble quantity of spices and dilute later with more vinegar, but label the container accordingly if this is done.
  5. If time allows, leave the spices in the well-sealed bottle of vinegar for 2 months, shaking daily for the first month.
  6. Strain out the spices carefully and re-bottle the vinegar.

Making quick spicing vinegar

  1. Place the spices and vinegar in a heatproof bowl and cover with a plate.
  2. Stand the bowl in a saucepan of cold water, bring the water gently to the boil and draw the pan off the heat.
  3. Leave for 2 hours, taking care not to move the plate or flavor will be lost.
  4. Strain the vinegar. If it is not immediately required, return to the bottle and seal.
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