Canning Classics: Bread & Butter Pickles

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Bread & Butter Pickles 

The classic pickle variety was once used as a bartering tool during lean times for grocery staples such as bread & butter. We rely on them to make a good sandwich or cheeseburger better. However, when this particular recipe is prepared, processed & cured, I think you’ll find them indeed to be a hot commodity for trade with family & friends in their own right. There are several ways to prepare kirby cucumbers for pickling using traditional water bath canning techniques. Classic Bread & Butter Pickles utilizes a hot-pack method of canning. The food items are heated in a pickling solution to release excessive air before portioning into hot jars for processing. It is the ideal procedure to use when canning firm produce as it allows more food to be packed into each jar for a snug fit & makes it less likely that the food will float in the jar after processing.

Classic Bread & Butter Pickles are a spicy, tangy sweet pickle & although the basic recipe formula must not be altered, it does allow you the option to control the heat level. Three teaspoons of crushed red pepper flakes will yield a pretty hot & spicy pickle while slightly reducing the amount will deliver a tamer version. Let your personal preferences guide you. Cure the pickles at least two weeks as it will allow time to impart the spices & flavor well into the cucumbers. The longer they stand before opening, the acidic notes from the vinegar will become more mellow & the flavors harmonize beautifully. Once the cucumbers have been prepped properly, they can be packed into hot, sterile half pint {8-oz} or pint sized {16-oz} jars or a combination of both & processed during the same amount of time based on the larger of the two. Learn how to safely make small batches of zesty bread & butter pickles to enjoy long after summer passes.

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makes 8 {8-oz} or 4 {16-oz} jars

Slicing the blossom end away from the cucumbers & soaking them in a salty, ice water solution once sliced are natural procedures that aide in producing a crisp pickle texture once properly canned, cured & ready to eat. Always add an extra jar to the canner as the yield may fluctuate once it comes time for filling due to many variables.

3 lbs {4-inch} kirby cucumbers
1/4 cup pickling salt
5 cups ice
2 cups cool tap water
2 1/2 cups white vinegar {5% acidity}
1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
4 tsp yellow mustard seeds
1 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
 2 to 3 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
16 whole allspice berries

Wash & gently scrub the cucumbers under cool tap water to remove any excessive dirt. Slice the ends away from the cucumbers & discard. Cut them into 1/2-inch pieces. Place the sliced cucumbers in a large stainless steel or plastic bowl. Sprinkle them with the salt. Toss well to combine. Top with the ice & the water then give the mixture a good stir. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir the mixture again, pressing the cucumbers into the water to submerge them. Chill 2 hours. Drain. Rinse the cucumber slices under cool running water. Drain 5 minutes. 

Fill a standard-size canner 3/4 full of hot tap water. Place the rack in the bottom of the pot. Meanwhile, wash the jars, new lids & the screw bands in hot soapy water then rinse well. Submerge the jars in the canner filled with water & position them upright on the rack. Place the lid on the pot & bring the temperature to 180 degrees over Medium-High Heat. Once the water reaches this temperature, partially cover the pot & reduce the heat to Medium or Medium-Low to precisely maintain it. Use a candy thermometer, if necessary, to check the temperature. Place the lids, also known as seals, in a small saucepan filled with water & heat to 180 degrees over Medium heat. Set up a station that includes a wooden board or a clean dish towel on both sides of the canner. 

Combine the vinegar, the dark brown sugar, the mustard seeds, the turmeric, the crushed red pepper flakes & the allspice berries in a 6-quart Dutch. Bring the mixture to a boil over Medium-High Heat & cook 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Add the cucumber slices. Press them into the solution to submerge. Bring the mixture back to a boil, stirring occasionally. Steady bubbles should pop over the surface from the center to the edges of the pot & the cucumbers should be heated throughout. They will change in color from bright green to moss green. Turn off the heat. 

Position the rack in the canner so it rests over the top of the pot. Remove one hot jar at a time using the jar lifter pouring out as much water as possible & back into the canner. Place the hot jar on a wooden board or dishtowel to prevent thermal shock. Pack the cucumbers into the hot jars to within 1/2-inch of the top of the jar using silicone tipped or plastic tongs. Ladle the hot pickling solution into the jar leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Use a wooden coffee stick or plastic tool to release any air bubbles. Add additional liquid to within 1/2-inch of the top, if necessary. Wipe the rim with a paper towel. Using the magnetic tool, lift a hot lid, also known as a seal, from the small saucepan & position over the center of the jar. Screw down the band until fingertip tight. Using the jar lifter, return the filled jar to the rack in the canner. Repeat the process until all of the cucumbers & pickling mixture has been portioned into jars. If a jar remains that is partially filled, do not process. Refrigerate the portion & consume in a timely manner.

Once the canner contains all of the filled jars, gently lower the rack being certain 1 to 2 inches of water covers the jars adding additional, if necessary. Place the lid on the pot & increase the heat to High. Once steam is pouring from the lid, after approximately 5 minutes or so, start the timer & process the jars for 10 minutes. Remove the canner lid. Let stand 5 minutes. Using the jar lifter, carefully remove each jar from the canner being certain to lift directly upright. Place them on a kitchen towel-lined wooden board. Do not remove any water over the surface of the lids as it will evaporate. Do not disturb the jars for 24 hours while the seals are forming & the food is cooling.

Unscrew the bands from the jars. Check the seals to be certain they are secure. Sealed lids will curve towards the inside of the jar. Lift each jar & use your fingers to pull the lid upwards while holding it. The lid should have a firm grip to the jar & not move at all. Wipe the jars, lids & bands with a damp kitchen towel to remove any residue, rust or food. Use a little vinegar to remove hard water stains & rinse well with clean water. Allow them to dry. Label the contents including the date. Store in a cool dark place up to one year. Cure at least two weeks before opening the jars for the best flavor. Refrigerate any jars that do not seal properly & consume the food in a timely manner. 

Note: The recipe was tested & processed using a time based on an altitude of less than 1000 feet. You will need to find out the elevation of where you live & adjust the processing time, if necessary, by adding additional time to the time already called for in the recipe.

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Preserving food in jars with a water bath canner heat processes items to 212 degrees & holds that temperature for a specified amount of time based on jar size, contents & altitude in order to destroy harmful microorganisms. When executed properly & a successful seal is formed on each jar, Classic Bread & Butter Pickles can be consumed safely within 1 year. Be sure to label jars with the contents & the date prepared so they are consumed in a timely manner.

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You will need to gather a few tools & pieces of equipment before beginning however many items may be used time & again. A standard canner & rack can be purchased from general super centers along with an essential set of tools that includes a jar lifter, a magnetic wand for retrieving lids from hot water, a funnel & a plastic stick to remove air bubbles although I prefer to use wooden coffee stirring sticks. The main take away it to avoid using metal utensils so as not to damage the glass jars when filling them. A candy thermometer will come in handy to check & maintain the temperature of the hot jars & lids during filling. Purchase the proper sized jars needed in order to prepare the recipe. Read through the recipe before beginning & look to The Beginners Guide To Water Bath Canning & Home Food Preservation for additional valuable pointers & instructions. Here’s what you should know. 

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The Cucumbers & The Preparations

A small portion of the  blossom end of the cucumber must be removed in order to ensure a crisp batch. The blossom end contains an enzyme that will make the pickles soft if left intact. Wash & gently scrub the cucumbers under cool tap water to remove any excessive dirt. Slice the ends away from the cucumbers & discard. Cut them into 1/2-inch pieces.

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The Salting & The Ice Water Soak

Cold water & salt work together to create a naturally crisp pickle. The salt draws out excessive liquid from the cucumbers while imparting those notes directly into the pieces.

 Place the sliced cucumbers in a large stainless steel or plastic bowl.

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Sprinkle them with the salt.

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Toss well to combine.

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Top with the ice & the water then give the mixture a good stir. Let stand 5 minutes.

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Stir the mixture again, pressing the cucumbers into the water to submerge them. Chill 2 hours.

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After 2 hours, the cucumbers will need to be drained. Tousle them under cool running water to aide in removing some of the salty notes. Taste one of the slices. It should have a well rounded flavor with a nice crunch. 

Drain. Rinse the cucumber slices under cool running water. Drain 5 minutes. 

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The Canner & Equipment Preparations

Jars, lids & screw bands must be properly prepared before filling. Wash them in hot soapy water & rinse them well. Place the jars in the canner & heat the water to 180 degrees while you prep the recipe. Lids will need to be held in a separate small saucepan at the same temperature while the screw bands can be left at room temperature until needed. The important note during this particular step aside from sterilizing the jars is that hot food must be added to hot jars.

Fill a standard-size canner 3/4 full of hot tap water. Place the rack in the bottom of the pot. Meanwhile, wash the jars, new lids & the screw bands in hot soapy water then rinse well. Submerge the jars in the canner filled with water & position them upright on the rack. Place the lid on the pot & bring the temperature to 180 degrees over Medium-High Heat. Once the water reaches this temperature, partially cover the pot & reduce the heat to Medium or Medium-Low to precisely maintain it. Use a candy thermometer, if necessary, to check the temperature. Place the lids, also known as seals, in a small saucepan filled with water & heat to 180 degrees over Medium heat. Set up a station that includes a wooden board or a clean dish towel on both sides of the canner. 

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Gather the essential canning tools together & set up a station that includes a wooden board or a clean dish towel on both sides of the canner. Use one side for filling & the other to place the jars after processing that will not be disturbed for 24 hours while the seals are being formed. When removing jars from the canner during filling & after processing it’s important to prevent thermal shock which could potentially lead to jars breaking due to the variation in temperature. 

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 The Pickling Solution & The Heating Of The Cucumber Slices

Combine the vinegar, the dark brown sugar, the mustard seeds, the turmeric, the crushed red pepper flakes & the allspice berries in a 6-quart Dutch.

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Bring the mixture to a boil over Medium-High Heat & cook 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.

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Add the cucumber slices.

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Press them into the solution to submerge.

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Bring the mixture back to a boil, stirring occasionally. Steady bubbles should pop over the surface from the center to the edges of the pot & the cucumbers should be heated throughout.

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They will change in color from bright green to moss green. Turn off the heat. 

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The Hot Pack Procedure

Position the rack in the canner so it rests over the top of the pot. Remove one hot jar at a time using the jar lifter pouring out as much water as possible & back into the canner. Place the hot jar on a wooden board or dishtowel to prevent thermal shock.

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Pack the cucumbers into the hot jars to within 1/2-inch of the top of the jar using silicone tipped or plastic tongs.

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Make certain the fit is snug. Remove the funnel.

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Ladle the hot pickling solution into the jar leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Use a wooden coffee stick or plastic tool to release any air bubbles.

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Cover the food with the pickling solution. You may need to remove a cucumber slice or two. Add additional liquid to within 1/2-inch of the top, if necessary. Wipe the rim with a paper towel. 

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Using the magnetic tool, lift a hot lid, also known as a seal, from the small saucepan & position over the center of the jar.

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Screw down the band until fingertip tight. Using the jar lifter, return the filled jar to the rack in the canner. Repeat the process until all of the cucumbers & pickling mixture has been portioned into jars.

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The Troubleshooting

If a jar remains that is partially filled, do not process as this directly affects whether jars seal properly. Refrigerate the portion & consume in a timely manner. 

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The Processing, The Canner Removal & The Forming Of The Seal

Check to make certain the jars are resting upright before completely submerging the rack in the canner. If a few begin to topple to one side as you’re lowering it into the water, rest the rack back over the top of the canner & reposition them.

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Leaving a little space between the jars allows the water to vigorously boil around each one. Once the canner contains all of the filled jars, gently lower the rack being certain 1 to 2 inches of water covers the jars adding additional, if necessary. Place the lid on the pot & increase the heat to High.

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Once steam is pouring from the lid, after approximately 5 minutes or so, start the timer & process the jars for 10 minutes. Remove the canner lid. Let stand 5 minutes. 

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Using the jar lifter, carefully remove each jar from the canner being certain to lift directly upright. Place them on a kitchen towel-lined wooden board. Do not remove any water over the surface of the lids as it will evaporate. Do not disturb the jars for 24 hours while the seals are forming & the food is cooling.

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The Jar Inspection, The Cleaning, The Labeling, The Curing & The Storage

Unscrew the bands from the jars. Check the seals to be certain they are secure. Sealed lids will curve towards the inside of the jar. Lift each jar & use your fingers to pull the lid upwards while holding it. The lid should have a firm grip to the jar & not move at all. Wipe the jars, lids & bands with a damp kitchen towel to remove any residue, rust or food. Use a little vinegar to remove hard water stains & rinse well with clean water. Allow them to dry. 

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Label the contents including the date. Store in a cool dark place up to one year. Cure at least two weeks before opening the jars for the best flavor. Refrigerate any jars that do not seal properly & consume the food in a timely manner. 

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The Classic Bread & Butter Pickles

Pair the Classic Bread & Butter Pickles with Smokin’ Sweet Bourbon-Mustard Ribs & Bourbon-Mustard Roasted Potato Salad or pub style cheeseburgers & fried green tomato sandwiches. They make a wonderful addition to Old-Fashioned Potato Salad as well.

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