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Cossack Dill Pickles kvasheni Ohirky

5 Servings
5 garlic cloves bruised
8 dill sprigs,Chopped
1/4 t alum (or 3 cherry leaves)
1 c coarse salt
16 peppercorns
5 lb cucumbers small unwaxed
4 qt water

Soak the cucumbers in ice water for 5 minutes. Scald a gallon size glass jar in boiling water. Place the cherry leaves or the alum in the bottom of the jar. make a layer of cucumbers on the jar, add a few of the garlic cloves & some of the dill. Do this until all is used. Bring water to a boil then add the salt and pour over the cucumbers. Cover with a plate and sit it in a dark, cool place to ferment. These pickles will be ready in 10-12 days. It is important to not put a tight lid on the jar!

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