Easter Eggs

  • By M@ggie
  • May 16, 2014
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I had come across this tutorial for coloring Easter eggs using flowers and onion skins, so we decided to try it out!
http://ulicam.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-tutorial-how-to-color-eggs-with.html

We were in Pittsburgh for Easter, and we didn’t have a lot of flower options, but we found forsythia, hyacinth, and onions. Though really we could have done with more onions, but we used what we had.

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The link has directions. But basically you use water to stick the flowers on the eggs, wrap them in onion skins and then tie them up like a mummy in thread or string. Then you cook them.

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And it worked!!
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We were really happy with how they turned out and would totally do this again. The blog recommended using raw bacon to “shine” the eggs, but that seems… e-colicious. So we used some shortening. Also, you probably wouldn’t want to use flowers that would be poisonous. The blog used feathers and I don’t know how safe that is with eggs you are going to eat.

You can also do this to eggs that you have emptied and then you can keep them! I’d like to try that sometime.

It’s been pointed out to me that this method of egg coloring is big in European folk art. We enjoyed trying it!

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