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                    ENGLISH CUCUMBER AND GINGER CONSERVE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Condiments
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4       lg           English cucumbers
    8       c            Of sugar (4 pounds)
                         Piece of ginger root the
                         -size of a lemon
 
   Peel and thinly slice the cucumbers, cover with sugar and let stand for 24
   hours.  Strain the cucumber juice and sugar into a preserving kettle,
   reserving the cucumber slices, and simmer the juice gently until the sugar
   dissolves.  Tie the ginger into a cheesecloth bag and bruise it with a
   hammer. Add the bag to the syrup and boil for 45 minutes.  Add the cucumber
   slices and boil for ten minutes.  Leave mixture in the preserving kettle
   and let it stand, covered, for 12 hours.  Boil the mixture hard for 15
   minutes; remove and discard the ginger.  Ladle the conserve into hot,
   sterilized jars and seal immediately .  Makes approximately 12 half-pints
   of delicious crunchy conserve.
  
 
 
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