4 hr 20 min
Combine 1 3/4 cups water, 1 1/4 cups distilled white vinegar, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons kosher salt, 1 tablespoon each coriander seeds and yellow mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1 bay leaf and 2 crushed garlic cloves in a saucepan and bring to a boil; simmer 2 minutes. Let cool. Cut 2 turnips into thin wedges and 3 carrots into sticks; put in a bowl or jar and pour in the cooled brine. Let sit 4 hours.