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Yvonne Nolan

sweet cucumber relish

Hi I have a glut of cucumbers and have been trying to make the sweet cucumber relish that you can buy in jars to go on burgers etc. So far nothing I've tried comes close. The liquid never seems to go syrupy just reduce but stays quite runny. I've tried increasing the amount of sugar but it doesn't seem to make much difference. Has anyone got a failsafe recipe out there I could try?

Many thanks
Yvonne

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Welshcookie

Sweet cucumber

Following on from the replies you have had elsewhere - a water bath is when you place your sealed jars in a saucepan of water either up to their necks or over their heads if you have the depth. Bring the water slowly up to the simmer and simmer or process for the time indicated. Put a cloth under the jars so they don't move around and crack.

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Welshcookie

Cucumber relish

Forgot to say - if using Kilner screw tops open screw by one quarter turn before processing.Immediately after processing screw down caps fully. With clip jars, close the clips before processing.

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Yvonne Nolan

thank you

thanks for the water bath info, will try it tonight although I am still concerned that my pan of "relish" didn't thicken, the liquid just reduced until gone which means my mixture whilst it's sort of soaked some up, isn't jammy in any way.

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John S.

cucumber relish

May be a bit too late but I have a fantastic recipe for hamburger relish, it is a years old recipe that was handed down from my wife grandmother and is a family favourite.
If you are interested let me know and I will post the recipe, no copyright laws will be broken as the recipe is well over a hundred years old and if Mrs Beaton would have got her hands on it she would probably have plagiarized that also.

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Liz from Cumbria

John's Cucumber Relish

Would you post the recipe please John? I'd love to give it a go.

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Gerry

re John's cucumber relish recipe

"Would you post the recipe please John? I'd love to give it a go."
Me too please, John S.

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Yvonne Nolan

relish recipe

Hi John, thanks so much for your post. have bottled up my first batch but don't have high hopes of it. Think it's too dry but we'll see. the cucumbers continue to grow in my garden so would love to try your family recipe.
thank you

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John S.

Cucumber Relish

Hamburger and Hot Dog Relish.

This recipe is sweet but not too sweet and it's not that fake green colour.

You will need a set of U.S, measuring cups (cheap to buy) and a meat grinder (mincer).

Ingredients.

10 cups (when ground) seeded cucumbers
2 green bell peppers (seeded)
2 red bell peppers (seeded)
5 cups (when ground) onion
1 bunch celery
1 head caulifower

Dressing.

1 quart (5 cups) apple cider vinegar
5 cups white sugar
2 oz. mustard seed (3 Tbsp.)
2/3 (two thirds) cup plain flour
1 Tbsp. turmeric.

Method.

Put all veggies except celery through mincer.
Chop celery very finely and add to rest of veggies.
Salt lightly and let stand 30 mins.
Drain well.

Bring ingredients for dressing to a boil to thicken then pour over veggies.
Boil all together for 2 mins.
Bottle and seal in sterilized jars.

Enjoy.

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Gerry

re John's cucumber recipe

Many thanks for it.

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Liz from Cumbria

Thank you John...

it sounds yummylicious! Nice to know that it isn't that lurid green colour either.

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Yvonne Nolan

Thank you!

Hi John, thanks so much for this, will give it a go at the weekend.
Yvonne

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Yvonne Nolan

releish a delicious success!

Hi, have just opened my first jar of your relish recipe and it is DELISH!! thank you so much I will definitely be doing this every year! I'll be thinking of your kindness at Christmas when we have some with our ham on boxing day! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Yvonne

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chooks

cuecumber rellish

has anyone got a not too sweet recipe
for cuecumber rellish?

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Henrithecook

Cucumber relish


"Hi I have a glut of cucumbers and have been trying to make the sweet cucumber relish that you can buy in jars to go on burgers etc. So far nothing I've tried comes close. The liquid never seems to go syrupy just reduce but stays quite runny. I've tried increasing the amount of sugar but it doesn't seem to make much difference. Has anyone got a failsafe recipe out there I could try?

Many thanks
Yvonne"
"Bread and Butter Pickle"
which sounds like what you are looking for. Sorry, can't include the recipe as I haven't got the book with me.

 
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