Leavened cucumbers – the eternal summer favourite, obligatory attendant of stews and roasted meats; sunshine and warm are necessary to prepare these delicious fermented pickles. The basic recipe isn’t too complicated: all you need are cucumbers, salt, dill, water, leavened bread and a big jar.
Debate about its ideal seasoning is much larger than the dispute about the origin of the universe. There are people, who swear by the simple, natural version, and there are those, who prefer to add some spices. I belong to the latter camp, so in compliance with it the following recipe contains more ingredients than as listed above.