Every year I develop and/or try new home canning recipes. Of those, some are duds, others are keepers and then there are the one or two outstanding recipes. In many ways this is to be expected. The duds are simply not to our expectations based on flavour and/or texture BUT that doesn't mean the recipe can't be tweaked to become a rather good recipe at some point. This is especially true of some of the basic recipes in Bernardin Complete Guide to Home Canning, Ball Blue Book or recipes for jams and jellies using traditional pectins. I often tweak these recipes for the trial run just based on experience and know what can be safely tweaked, substituted, added or omitted. The end result is a creation tailored to the tastes of our family.
If you are looking for a nice flavoured, sure to please bread and butter pickle, do try these pickles. You won't be disappointed. The recipe is quite easy but the results are above average!