Making pickles is as easy as taking them from the shop’s shelf. It only needs a jar, water, salt and some spices to let our dill pickles recipe shine!
As I recently have some time, I had been searching on the web yesterday. Trying to find fresh, challenging tips, inspirational dishes that We have never used before, to treat my family with. Hunting for quite some time unfortunately couldn’t come across lots of interesting stuff. Just before I thought to give up on it, I came upon this delightful and simple treat by luck on Suncakemom. The dessert looked so delicious on its snapshot, that required urgent action.
It had been not difficult to imagine just how it is created, how it tastes and how much my husband might love it. Mind you, it is extremely easy to please the man when it comes to desserts. Yes, I am a blessed one. Or maybe he is.Anyhow, I went to the blog and simply used the comprehensive instuctions which were accompanied by wonderful shots of the operation. It really makes life rather easy. I could suppose it is a bit of a effort to shoot snap shots in the midst of baking in the kitchen because you typically have gross hands so that i really appreciate the time and effort she placed in for making this blogpost and recipe conveniently followed.
That being said I’m encouraged presenting my own formulas in the same way. Many thanks for the idea.
I was fine tuning the main formula to make it for the taste of my loved ones. Need to mention it absolutely was an awesome success. They loved the taste, the overall look and enjoyed getting a delicacy like this during a hectic week. They ultimately asked for more, a lot more. So the next occasion I am not going to commit the same mistake. I am likely to double the amount .
If you liked this dill pickles homemade you may find more like this at SunCakeMom
Brine should be made by heating up the water and dissolving the salt then cooling everything down but in our case this won’t be necessary. Just keep track of the amount of water is used filling up the jar and add the amount of salt required for pickling. Mind that, too much salt will create an overly salty pickle and a too small amount of salt won’t preserve the texture of the cucumbers letting them turning soft and soggy.
Wash the cucumbers thoroughly. Don’t overdo it, in cold water with a bit of scrubbing will be plenty.
If the cucumbers are big, we can chop off the tops and bottoms then pierce them through and cut them alongside essentially creating 4 slices of the one big one. It’s not necessary to cut them through to the top and bottom.
Fill our container with the cucumbers as tightly as possible.
Add garlic, black pepper, dill and the optional herbs and spices. Salt can be added now as well if we know about the rough amount of water needed for filling up the jar.
Fill the container up with water and add the necessary amount of salt that shouldn’t be less than 1 tablespoon per 4 cup (1of water.
Place something on top of the container that will keep the cucumbers down. This can be a small plate, clean stone, piece of wood or more organic materials like sliced potato, vine leaves or slices of bread among others.
Cover the whole thing with a plate or in case we use a pickling earthenware jar put the lid on and let it sit on room temperature for at least 2 days.
After two days check for firmness and flavor. If it is soggy and soft consider it a failed attempt and use more salt next time.