The Cupcakes and Cashmere's blogs 'Bread and Butter Pickles' entry follows up on author Emily Schuman's love for the sweet and salty concoction. Schuman recounts her early exposure to the stewed slices as her neighbor would bring her large green-hued mason jars. She has chosen to follow RecipeGirl.com's directions here.
The ruffled cuts commonly seen in bread-and-butter pickles were replicated by Schuman with a Mandolin kitchen tool. This look is essential to the side dish, as is the mixture of salt, sugar, white vinegar, cider vinegar, brown sugar mustard seeds, tumeric and sweet onions. The refrigeration of all these ingredients for approximately 24 hours infuses the cucumbers with these eclectic flavors, bringing about the savory yet saccharine taste that many covet.
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