Easter is literally around the corner and I’m sure you all know what that means; the one time of the year you need massive amounts of hard boiled eggs, vinegar and dye. I always look for time savers in the kitchen when planning holiday’s or parties because no one likes to be in the kitchen when all your guests arrive. So here’s some hacks for your Easter egg dying days ahead.
Older eggs are easier to peel than newer eggs.
- You can check the “freshness” of an egg by placing them in a bowl of water. If the egg lays on it’s side at the bottle of the container, submerged in water, it is at peak freshness. If it stands upright on one end but is still touching the bottom, it is aging past its prime but is still safe to eat. If the egg is floating, it is not a fresh egg. (This does not necessarily mean it’s bad or unsafe to eat. You should test the egg by cracking it open and looking for (or smelling) signs that it has gone bad).
Best recipe for hard boiled eggs
- Place eggs in a large saucepan.
- Cover them with cool water by 1 inch.
- Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat; when the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat.
- Let sit 12 minutes.
- Transfer eggs to a colander; place under cool running water to stop the cooking. Eggs can be peeled and served immediately.
Easy way to get hard boiled eggs in the oven
How to dye eggs and not yourself
- Cover your entire work surface with old newspapers or, my personal favorite, painting plastic or plastic table cloths.
- Make your dye in plastic cups to make clean up super easy
- Wear plastic gloves
- Take a metal whisk and place a hard boiled egg in the middle of the whisk.
- Dip egg into glass of dye
Egg Decorating Tips
- If you’re tired of the same dyed eggs, try cracking the shells gently so they stay on the egg. Then dip them into the dye of your choice. The longer you let the eggs sit, the stronger the color will be. Let eggs sit in the dye in the fridge. Let it over night for super rich color. (This will create dyed mosaic like hard boiled eggs on the egg whites).
- If you want a pattern on your eggs for more of a design, cover the outside of your hard boiled eggs with stickers or lace and dip into your favorite dye. Let eggs sit until dry. Remove lace or stickers and voilà you have pretty dyed and decorated eggs.
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