I cannot seem to post a NO STAR review anymore - so, I have opted for 5 stars for now! I am basing this initial review on the recipe and how it was written...............the ease of making it and the instructions etc! I have not been able to taste this yet, as it needs to "sit" for 2 weeks - but I already suspect that it will be 10 star!! The recipe is well written and VERY easy to follow - good instructions and tips. The quantities appear to be spot on - I halved the recipe as I have LOADS of pickles and chutneys etc to make my way through - so, I opted for 5 lemons and the rest of the ingredients were pro-rata. I made two half pound jars out of my 5 lemons - and the smell of all of those lemons and combined spices was intoxicating! I was LUCKY enough to be able to use REAL Cape Malay Curry powder - a gift from a Herbs and Spices swap I had with Zurie last year!! I used unrefined light brown sugar and also added the optional mustard seeds. I will return with MORE photos and my final review in a couple of weeks - but it is looking good! Thanks Zuri for posting this much missed and classic South African pickle recipe - we plan to eat this alongside freshly grilled fish, as we used to when we lived in the Cape! FT:-)
If Margaret Roberts had anything to do with this it wil be excellent, my fellow south african, thanks for this recipe, will be making it very soon, 5 stars in anticipation!