Caramelised onion chutney with dates recipe needed please

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Caramelised onion chutney with dates recipe needed please

Post: #279353 happyhippy
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:58 am

Hi all,would anyway have a good recipe for the above?A friend of mine has asked me,and I've looked through my books but can't find a recipe for it.Thanks in advance x(I guess chutney could be a "pickle"?Not sure what the diff is tbh :dontknow: )

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Re: Caramelised onion chutney with dates recipe needed pleas

Post: #279355 RunnerBean
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:55 am

I made some a couple of years ago, and followed this recipe very roughly. I didn't bother with the chillis or bay leaf, I put a spoonful of mustard seeds in instead. As long as you get the ratio of sugar and vinegar right-ish then you can experiment with what actually goes in. Even just onions with nothing else is lovely.

I've no idea what the difference is between pickle and chutney is either :mrgreen:

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Re: Caramelised onion chutney with dates recipe needed pleas

Post: #279358 Zech
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:48 pm

I consulted Pam Corbin (River Cottage preserving book) and I think the confusion between a pickle and a chutney is Branston's fault, because what they call pickle, according to her, is more like a traditional chutney (which is in itself a British interpretation of an Indian condiment) whereas a traditional pickle is just veg preserved in vinegar, with seasoning and maybe a bit of sugar.
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Re: Caramelised onion chutney with dates recipe needed pleas

Post: #280250 MKG
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:53 pm

I thought the difference was that no one shouts at you when you're in a chutney.
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