Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Eggs

This Easter Aishwarya, having turned 10, didn't want to go for Easter egg hunt at the library as we  usually do. Instead, she wanted to make some colorful Easter eggs herself. So, instead of using the store-bought coloring tablets, we used food coloring and the result was spectacular.
If you are looking for a 100% organic dyed eggs, you may try Marbled Tea Eggs.
Hard boiled white eggs
Liquid food colors

Rinse the hard boil eggs with cool water. Fill disposable cups about 1/2 to 2/3 full of water. Add 1 tsp of vinegar (for every 1 cup of water).  Add drops of food color until you're happy with the hue.
(once you get the color you like for the water, add 2 more extra  drops as the eggs, when dyed would be two shades lighter than the water color). Put hard boiled eggs in the cups. I left mine in there for half an hour - the longer in the water the deeper the color. Remove from the cup and let dry.  Wipe with vegetable oil (with paper towel or a rag) to make a glossier egg. Store eggs in the refrigerator.


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