Happy Easter

March 23, 2008

In the spirit of Easter, every year, I enjoy making a nice Easter dinner amongst friends. Along with the dinner, though, comes Easter Eggs. Enjoy my simple instructions on how to make your own Easter Eggs. I tend not to use the pre-packaged dye sets and settle for the more traditional food coloring method.

Easter Eggs

How every many eggs you want to dye
Sauce Pan
Food Coloring
Disposable cups
Olive Oil

First you want to hardboil your eggs. Make sure they’re not cracked. Place eggs into a pot covered by 1 inch of water. Bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat and cover. Let eggs sit for 10 mins. Now, while your letting your eggs sit, prepare your dyes in cups. Plastic disposable cups are just fine (just make sure you recycle when done). Add a about a half cup of water to each cup along a tablespoon of vinegar. Then add your selected colors to the cups of water/vinegar mixture. Add as much dye as you like to deepen the hue. Be creative, and use which ever color combinations you like. Now that you’ve prepared your cups for your individual eggs, collect your eggs and run cold water over them to cool them off. Once that’s done, place your eggs in the cups of dye and let sit for about 10-15 mins. Use your spoon to fish out your newly dyed egg and gently dry them off with a paper towel. To give them a glossy look, simply dab a bit of olive oil on a paper towel and rub over your eggs and Voila….you’ve got shiny happy Easter Eggs!

One Response to “Happy Easter”

  1. Vanessa Says:

    I wish I could’ve been there for Easter. I still remember that clove studded ham you guys made at my place in Seattle; soooo good.


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