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spiced pickling vinegar

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • 1 day or 3 months
  • Easy
  • Makes 500 ml of vinegar
a simple recipe to making pickling vinegar that can be used for all chutneys and pickles.


  • 1tsp whole cloves
  • 1tsp mustard seeds
  • 1tsp coriander seeds
  • 1tsp peppercorn
  • 1tsp coriander seeds
  • 1tsp peppercorn
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes


  • STEP 1
    Add all of the spices into the bottle of vinegar (they should all fit but if not then feel free to pour away a small amount. The items in the ingredients list are simply my recommendations, you can add whatever you want into your vinegar (just make sure that they are whole, not ground).
  • STEP 2
    seal the lids back on tightly, store in the cupboard for around 3 months - or until they have infused enough for your tastes. Alternatively, for a much quicker process, place your bottle on the top rack of the dishwasher for one cycle (seems odd but really works, just make sure the lids are on tight!) then leave over night.
  • STEP 3
    strain off all of the spices and additions, then use your vinegar to make all kinds of pickles and chutneys.

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