Pickles with Garlic and Cherries

Pickled cucumbers with garlic and cherry

We all love pickles. How wonderful it is to open a jar of homemade ones in winter. It's great to have a basement in the house and be able to put oak barrels there. This is definitely a luxury for many. I don't have a country house, so I do my best to make pickles.

Information

  • Total: 300 min
  • Active: 120 min
  • Serves 7
  • 20 kcal / 100g

Ingredients

  • Cucumber
    11 kg
  • Dill
    14 spring
  • Horseradish
    5 spring
  • Cherry
    1 spring
  • Black currant
    1 spring
  • Garlic
    800 g
  • Black pepper
    1 packet
  • Salt
    14 tablespoon
  • Water
    14 l

Directions

1
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Thoroughly wash each cucumber that has been pre-soaked in cold water by hand. Approximately 1.8 kg of small cucumbers are...

Thoroughly wash each cucumber that has been pre-soaked in cold water by hand. Approximately 1.8 kg of small cucumbers are needed for a three-liter jar. I had 11 kg, which all fit in 7 jars. Rinse all the herbs and peel the garlic cloves. You can cut larger cloves in half. Cut the horseradish leaves into equal parts, pluck the leaves from the cherry and currant stems, and trim the dill stems. Keep the dill umbels, as we don't need the stems. They are too tough and will make it difficult to arrange the cucumbers. However, they won't be unnecessary if you decide to include them.

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Sterilize the jars. At first glance, someone might think that there is no need to sterilize them using this method, but...

Sterilize the jars. At first glance, someone might think that there is no need to sterilize them using this method, but we are dealing with an explosive process, so it's better to be safe. I sterilize them with steam, but if you are accustomed to sterilizing them in the oven, that is also very good. I constantly burn myself with steam.

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Place garlic, herbs, and black peppercorns on the bottom. If you have horseradish root, slice it thinly and add it...

Place garlic, herbs, and black peppercorns on the bottom. If you have horseradish root, slice it thinly and add it. Distribute the spices approximately based on how much should go into one jar, keeping in mind that herbs should be placed on the bottom and on top after placing the cucumbers.

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Arrange the cucumbers tightly in a circular pattern for the first layer, and for the second layer, arrange them however...

Arrange the cucumbers tightly in a circular pattern for the first layer, and for the second layer, arrange them however they fit. If the cucumbers are small, arrange the second layer in a circular pattern as well. Cover with a dill umbrella and horseradish leaves to hide the cucumbers.

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For every liter of cold filtered or spring water, add 2 tablespoons of salt. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved...

For every liter of cold filtered or spring water, add 2 tablespoons of salt. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved. Do not pour the salt directly into the jar and add cold water. The salt will settle at the bottom and not dissolve. The cucumbers will spoil. It takes approximately 2 liters for one jar. Stir each liter with two spoons and add it to the jar until it reaches the top. Place the jar in a bowl to catch any excess liquid during fermentation.

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My kitchen is located on the north side and never gets too hot. It took me 4 days without sunlight for the cucumbers to...

My kitchen is located on the north side and never gets too hot. It took me 4 days without sunlight for the cucumbers to fully ferment. It depends on the weather. Once they took me 9 days because it was cloudy. To check if they are ready or not, taste them.

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Pour all the brine from the jars into a large pot. I was able to fit everything into a 10-liter pot. Discard the top...

Pour all the brine from the jars into a large pot. I was able to fit everything into a 10-liter pot. Discard the top horseradish leaves as they will be completely unusable, but keep the umbrellas.

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Bring the brine to a boil. It will take a while to boil, and there will be a lot of foam. Remove the foam constantly...

Bring the brine to a boil. It will take a while to boil, and there will be a lot of foam. Remove the foam constantly until the brine is almost clear. There may be a little foam around the edges of the boiling liquid, but it should not be high and should only consist of small white bubbles.

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Meanwhile, boil water in a kettle. Pour the boiling water into a jar, covering it with a special capron lid for draining...

Meanwhile, boil water in a kettle. Pour the boiling water into a jar, covering it with a special capron lid for draining the water to the top. Let it sit for as long as you will be pouring a fresh batch of water into the kettle. Drain the water into the sink. The mouth of the jar may be dirty until you pour the water through the capron lid, it will be cleaned and disinfected.

10
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Place the prepared jar next to the boiling brine. Arrange everything so that it is convenient and there is less risk of...

Place the prepared jar next to the boiling brine. Arrange everything so that it is convenient and there is less risk of getting burned. Hold the ladle in the boiling brine for a moment.

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Boil the lids for about 10 minutes. Carefully remove them with a fork. I then keep the ladle in this pot.

Boil the lids for about 10 minutes. Carefully remove them with a fork. I then keep the ladle in this pot.

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Spread the lids on a clean towel with the inner part facing up.

Spread the lids on a clean towel with the inner part facing up.

13
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Fill with boiling brine to the top. Move the jar onto the towel, cover with a sterile lid and gently twist the jar...

Fill with boiling brine to the top. Move the jar onto the towel, cover with a sterile lid and gently twist the jar, slightly opening the lid to let out any excess air. If you don't cover the lid, the water may splash and you may get burned. So, cover, twist, and slightly open the lid. Seal the jar with a trusted key. Don't buy a new one, ask your grandmother or mother. Repeat this process with each jar.

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Place a soft cloth on the floor. It can be a beach blanket or an old throw. Place all rolled up jars upside down on the...

Place a soft cloth on the floor. It can be a beach blanket or an old throw. Place all rolled up jars upside down on the cloth surface without touching each other.

15
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Cover them with a warm blanket. Do not uncover until they have completely cooled in this position. I understand that...

Cover them with a warm blanket. Do not uncover until they have completely cooled in this position. I understand that there was a lot written, but I hope that these details and nuances will only be useful. Do not ignore the processes. And remember me in winter ;)

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