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Naturally dyed Easter Eggs – just in time for Easter!

Mar 21, 2013 by

Did you know that you can color Easter eggs without using those bottles of dye found in the supermarket? You can actually use food items to achieve the color you want. Things such as beets, tumeric, red onion, red cabbage, etc…

You can do 2 kinds of methods – cold vs. hot.

If you go with the cold method – just hard boil the eggs first and let them cool. Use whatever ingredient you are using to color the egg in a glass dish (you want to use a non-staining bowl, so glass will be a cinch to clean up). Let the eggs sit in the glass bowl until desired color is achieved.

If you want to use the hot method. Start with raw eggs and add those to a non-aluminum pan, add the ingredients you want and bring that to a boil and reduce the heat. Let that simmer on low heat until the eggs are the color you want.

So, for example, if you wanted to use blueberries to color your eggs this is how you do it:

BLUEBERRIES: 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (thawed & smashed) + 2 Tablespoons white vinegar (cold method). Roll eggs until color is achieved and then remove. These took just a couple minutes to make.

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For the hot method add the ingredients and raw eggs to a non-aluminum pan, brought the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit until eggs achieve the desired color.”
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CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MORE OF NATURALLY DYED EGGS Deb Johnson is a blogger at Just Short of Crazy and she tried all different types of methods (photos in this post courtesy of her) And CLICK HERE to Like her on Facebook.

Have you ever dyed Easter eggs this way? If so, what were your favorite ingredients?

*In case you didn’t hear – I am moving from Wheaton to North Carolina at the end of March – last weeks cooking demo at Whole Foods (where I made these eggs) – was my last local cooking class. Although bittersweet – I am really looking forward to what lies ahead for me and Special Eats!

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