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Natural dyes for hard-boiled eggs

Post  Megan on 1/13/2011, 6:49 pm

It's VERY early to start thinking about decorating eggs for spring holidays, but I found this link tonight and I'm afraid I'm going to lose track of it if I don't post it now. Plus, it is always fun to look forward to spring in more than one way!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors of the natural dyes, and the eggs with the cilantro leaves and clover on them! Wow. It sounds very easy to do, too... though in this area you may need some grocery store assistance as some of these plants probably won't be mature in springtime.

http://www.astorybooklife.com/how-to/easter-eggs/

(Note: I completely disagree with the recipe for boiling the eggs themselves, though. I put the eggs in COLD water, bring to a boil, cover, shut off the heat and let sit 15 minutes...but perhaps more heat is needed when you're dying them, I don't know.)
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Re: Natural dyes for hard-boiled eggs

Post  Furbalsmom on 1/13/2011, 7:29 pm

I think she was saying not to boil or cook the eggs before dying (sp?).

I think the idea is to cook the eggs in the dye pot with the cabbage, cranberries, onion skins or whatever so they will become colored while cooking. Unfortunately, as I read it, some colors may take 3 hours and I sure would not want to eat an egg that had sat in hot water for that long (green yolks bleh). Mad
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Post  Odd Duck on 1/13/2011, 10:21 pm

Hmm, I took it that you boil the water and dye plants, cool the water a bit, add the eggs then boil for 15 minutes, let cool and continue to color for as long as necessary to achieve the desired color.

That's a LONG time to boil eggs. I'm with Megan, bring back to boil, then take off heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes (depending on how long your pan holds heat). If you boil those eggs for the full 15 minutes, you'll get the dreaded green yolks. Smile

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Re: Natural dyes for hard-boiled eggs

Post  Megan on 1/14/2011, 7:40 am

Guess it's worth some experimentation, then! Very Happy
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