Now, while THIS sounded like a whole lot of fun. I opted for something a little less like egging a car. This Easter DIY is cuter and more delicate. I wanted to dye eggs naturally AND I wanted to put a cute little surprise in the egg. So I did both. They are like Party Poppers but eggs and for Easter.
You will need…
Red: 1 beetroot
Blue: 1/2 a purple cabbage
Orange: 2 carrots or just 1 1/2 tsp of turmeric and 1 tsp paprika
Green: 2 spinach leaves or 1 cup of baby spinach
Chop all ingredients up. Then add water to a pot over medium heat. Depending on the size of your pot, you will need to fill it up with enough water to cover your eggs. Add cut up beetroot to pot and bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes before bringing to a simmer. Add gutted eggs (How too below) and 1-2 tsp of salt. You may need to hold the eggs down with a spoon, up right and completely submerged so all the air can escape. Leave for half an hour at a low simmer.
You will need…
Eggs, washed (How ever many you would like to give)
A jar or small bowl for the insides of the eggs
Take a washed egg in your hand and start making a hole in the bottom (flatter side) using the needle. This shouldn’t be too hard, if the shell seems to be too hard just place the egg back into the egg carton (again bottom up) and try again. See photo for size of hole. It should be about 1mm wide. Then do the same to the top. This will be harder than the bottom was.
Next take the tooth pick shove it into one of the holes and move it around to break up the yolk, other wise you will be breathless by the time you have finished. This next part is a little gross. Blow from the top hole in the egg over the jar or small bowl. All of the insides need to come out. If it doesn’t seem to be working make the bottom hole a little bigger with the needle.
To wash out the inside of the shell turn on the tap, only a little otherwise water will go everywhere, and hold the egg up to the spout so the water runs right threw the two holes you made.
Leave the hollow eggs to dry for about an hour. While you are waiting, write the notes on thin strips of paper. Make sure that when you roll up the note it is really tight so it will fit into the hole.
Note: The egg whites and yolks can be used for cooking other things so you don’t waste anything. I will be making these Banana Pancakes tomorrow morning.
Extra: if you would like prints on the eggs, like the ones in the photos, add these steps before putting them in the pots. 1) wet the egg so you can place clovers, mint leaves or other small leafy finds from your garden, on the egg. 2) slip into a section of an old stocking, or fine mesh. 3) tie it off and add to die.
Happy Easter everyone. Stay safe.