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Posted: 10 Feb 2006, 21:40
by jaydee67
My hubby loves them - made with brown vinegar as they used to be made! I boil the vinegar before pouring it over the boiled peeled eggs.

Posted: 10 Feb 2006, 22:11
by madslg
just normal brown vinegar?

I tried some today so will let you know in 10 days or so when i taste them.

Does anyone know why you are supposed to boil the vinegar?

Posted: 10 Feb 2006, 23:00
by Spana
Not unless its when you boil with the spices to make it spiced.
Do you let it go cold or pour over the eggs hot.

Posted: 10 Feb 2006, 23:07
by madslg
To be honest it is my first go today and i used sarsons ready spiced so i used from cold - fingers crossed!

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 00:14
by Spana
I use that for pickled onions so will give it a go with the pickled eggs. Are you useing big or little eggs?

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 08:06
by stephen
For pickling we've been using a recipe from Pru Leith! It's rather nice, providing you can find allspice berries, rather than ground allspice.

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 09:58
by madslg
Are you useing big or little eggs?
I used all sorts!

As for Pru recipe, which book is it in?

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 10:00
by stephen
Leith's Cookery Bible.

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 10:07
by madslg
Damn, i have the techniques bible! A quick check reveals no pickling recipes. Hmm, i sense a shopping trip coming on.... :roll:

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 10:14
by stephen
Pru Leith's Pickling Vinegar

1.1 litres / 2pts malt vinegar
8g 1/4oz blades of mace
8g cinnamon stick
8g allspice berries (my note, Waitrose sell them...)
8g black peppercorns
8g mustard seeds
4 whole cloves
1 chilli
15g sliced root ginger

Put everything into a large saucepan and heat gently, covered tightly, until on the point of simmering. Remove from the heat.

Leave for 3 hours then strain through muslin or a jelly bag.

The vinegar is now ready for use.

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 12:20
by madslg
Oh you wonderful man! :D

Mind you, might still have to go shopping though..... :wink:

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 13:00
by stephen
LOL Yes, the allspice berries are always hard to find whole... ;)

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 18:16
by madslg
Do they sell tham in book shops?! :wink:

Posted: 11 Feb 2006, 18:24
by stephen
It's probably worth checking ;)

Posted: 04 Mar 2007, 20:14
by Clucky
Finding this conversation as I am considering pickling eggs, I have located an online store that sells Allspice Berries :) and now OH is interested cos it has all the Asian ingredients on this site too

http://www.spiceworld.uk.com/index.php?cPath=10_41