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#SpicyChat is Celebrating Easter with Home-Made Naturally Dyed Eggs!

#SpicyChat is Celebrating Easter with Home-Made Naturally Dyed Eggs!

My kids are constantly pestering me to allow them to either cook them selves or offer to be my sou schef. Frankly, my recipes are a tad tedious, not to mention I am an extremely fast worker. So its best if I work alone in my kitchen. With Easter at our heels, I was researching on-line recipes for an Easter inspired #spicychat post when I stumbled across these natural dyed boiled eggs for Easter hunt. What a fabulous idea! I do abhor wasting food. Dyeing the eggs with vegetables renders them safe enough to eat. Other wise what to do with so many un-edible eggs?

This process is so simple that even my kids with supervision create them. So for once I was the sous-chef and my kids got to play in my kitchen. Since this is the first time I have decorated Easter Eggs, I chose to stick with primary colors. While waiting for the natural dyes to work, we ended up making some lemon butter milk pancakes for brunch.

 

Home Made Naturally Dyed Eggs

A couple of beets, half a red cabbage, and some turmeric, and voilà – vibrant eggs in all three primary colors.  So simple that your children can single-handedly create gorgeous master pieces.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen eggs

For PINK:

  • 2 beets peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp white vinegar

For YELLOW:

  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • Few strands saffron
  • 2 tsp white vinegar

For BLUE:

  • Half a red cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp white vinegar

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Directions:

  1. Cover eggs with tap water and bring to boil in a large pan. Once the water starts boiling, switch off the gas and cover with lid. Leave for 15 minutes. Cool completely before handling.
  2. For blue, pink, and yellow, combine the ingredients along with 4 cups water in a pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes to extract the color. Let cool and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl.
  3. Place the eggs in the dyes for 1 hour at least. Remove the eggs from the dyes and allow to dry for at least 1 hour before handling.

Make sure to protect the work surface with newspapers or old rags, and make sure everyone wears aprons —natural dyes stain, too.

While the kids were waiting patiently for the dyes to do their magic, we got hungry. So in honor of Easter, we created plain butter milk pancakes in gorgeous hues. Fun to make and stunning to look at. Edible art at it’s finest!!

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Do you cook with your children? What are some of your favorite recipes that your family loves to make together? I would love to hear from you. Until next time, have a safe and delicious Easter!

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Recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma.

Short URL: http://tinyurl.com/cm7zrv2

One Comment

  1. The vibrant colored pancakes are too fun!

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