1 kg small pickling onions
1/2 cup salt 5 cups water
1 litre malt vinegar
1/2 cup of white sugar
1 tbspn pickling spice (I just like whole cloves)
Put onions, salt and water in large bowl and soak overnight, drain and rinse well. Pack into 500 g jars.
Combine remaining ingredients in large saucepan, stir over medium heat and bring mix to boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool and strain cold vinegar over onions to cover. Seal jars.