I found an old coffee can filled with old recipes that my great-grandmother used from the 1920's through the 1970's. While I have yet to actually try any, I hope to this coming summer, as there are a LOT of recipes for preserves. Some of these recipes are handwritten, and many are torn from newspapers and magazines. Please enjoy, and let me know if you try any!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Little Krispies

Cover 75 small cucumbers with cold water. Add 1 cup salt. Let set one week - weight down the cover so that pickles will be held under the water. At the end of one week split each pickle and put back in the crock.

Cover with boiling water for three mornings (pouring off each water and using fresh boiling water each morning).

Second morning add 1 tablespoon powdered alum.

On the fourth morning pour off the water leaving pickles in crock. Cover with following liquid:
5 cups vinegar
5 cups water
1 Tblsp. celery seed
1 stick cinnamon, cut in 4 pieces

Rehead this solution for three mornings and pour back on pickles. Have it boiling hot each time.

On the fourth morning pack the pickles in sterilized jars and pour boiling hot solution over them and seal at once.

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