Recipe by Mille®
One of the best-known commercially available British pickles is Branston Pickle, a spiced vegetable mixture. It's a great sandwich topper, goes well with French fries, and is very savory garnish for many dihes.
Top Review by Gingerbee
Miller...thanks for posting this recipe...I just love Branston Pickle and don't see much of it here in Quebec (French) Canada. :) Thanks again so much for posting this recipe Sincerely, Gingerbee
- 2 1⁄2 ounces carrots, cut into 3 mm cubes
- 1⁄4 medium swede, cut into 3 mm cubes
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 ounce dates, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cauliflower, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 medium apple, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 medium unpeeled zucchini, finely chopped
- 4 sweet gherkins, finely chopped
- 2 ounces dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 ounces malt vinegar, or cider vinegar
- 1⁄4 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
- caramel coloring (e.g. liquid browning, as required or desired. The commercial brand of this pickle is dark brown in c)
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine all the ingredients except the caramel colouring in a large saucepan.
- Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Cook until the swede is cooked through but still firm, about 1½ to 2 hours.
- Add the caramel colouring until the colour is dark brown.
- Bottle and seal.
- The flavour will improve if the pickle is allowed to age for a few weeks before using.