Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Yet more chutney !

We had a last picking of green beans and there were a lot ! So I made some chutney as an alternative way of preserving them.

2lb runner beans
4 or 5 onions
1 1/2 lb brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tbsp english mustard powder
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
1 1/2 pints malt vinegar

Firstly, peel and chop the onions, then slice the beans and boil together with the onions in salted water until both the beans and onions are soft.

Drain the onions and beans well and put back into the saucepan with 1 1/4 pints of the vinegar and boil for about 15 mins.

Mix together the turmeric, mustard and cornflour with the remaining vinegar and then add to the beans and onions.

Boil for about 15 mins, allow to cool then pot into sterilized jars and seal.

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