Easter Eggs


Spring is a marvelous time of year. The weather is finally warming, plants are starting to bloom, so many different fruits and vegetables are at long last coming into season, and you can do ridiculous but fun activities such as dying eggs.



Now, I suppose that this isn't really a recipe, but it's still food related for the most part so I decided that it was worth sharing.
Egg dying is always a fun activity on Easter and so I decided to get some of the residents of my student co-op together this morning to do just that. I was amazed at how well they turned out. The eggs are like little mini works of art, it's going to be pretty hard to eat them.



Food Coloring Egg Dye

A number of hard boiled eggs
1 cup water
1 tsp distilled white vinegar
food coloring (until it reaches desired saturation)

Simple, combine all ingredients in a container large enough to hold and egg. Add food coloring until it reaches desired saturation (it will lighten substantially when it's on the egg so this should be pretty dark)


Marbleized/Speckled Eggs


A number of hard boiled eggs
1 cup water
1 tsp distilled white vinegar
food coloring (until it reaches desired saturation)
1 tsp vegetable or canola oil

Follow the directions for making food coloring egg dye (you can use commercial egg dye as well), mix in teaspoon of oil, stir until oil is broken up on the surface of the dye (you'll have to re-stir a number of times). Have fun dying eggs!

You can layer the different colors to create marvelous tie-dye eggs such as the one below

4 Response to Easter Eggs

April 12, 2009 at 2:26 PM

oh those Easter eggs are SO adorable! wow! i've only dyed eggs once when i was quite little, and it looks so fun!

April 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM

What beautiful eggs! You have come up with an easy way to make the most stunning colors and designs. You are so creative :)

April 12, 2009 at 9:48 PM

SO PRETTY!
So pretty i'm going to have one for breakfast!

April 7, 2012 at 8:55 PM

What a fun idea! I'm going to feature this tonight in my Sharing Saturday post at Preschool Powol Packets!

 

Copyright © 2009 The Quirky Kitchen All rights reserved.
Converted To Blogger Template by Anshul Theme By- WooThemes