If you frequent the Twitter Party circuit (and if you don’t, you’re missing out!) I’m really hoping you caught our #EggsAtEaster Twitter Party last night. Filled with a wealth of information about decorating, storing, and of course, cooking eggs at Easter, it was an incredibly fun and fast-paced party!
For those who did miss out, I wanted to share one of the most popular topics of the night – How To Naturally Colour Easter Eggs. It’s just one of the Eggs 101 tutorials that you can find at eggs.ca. Their how-to articles and videos have everything you need to become a certified eggs-pert (ba-zing!), and I’ve found myself consulting the website for everything from How to Make the Perfect Hard-cooked Egg to How to Make a Meringue. Courtesy of eggs.ca:
Household items you find in the fridge and pantry produce earthy-coloured (and edible!) beautiful Easter decorations. This is a fun and easy way to naturally colour hard-cooked eggs for your family. Here’s how.
Things You’ll Need: Eggs, saucepan, frozen berries, ground turmeric, vinegar and black coffee or tea.
1. Place frozen berries, turmeric and coffee grinds in separate medium saucepans.
2. Add 2 cups (500 mL) water and 1 tbsp (15 mL) vinegar to each saucepan.
3. Add 6 eggs to each saucepan. Set over high heat and bring to boil.
4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
5. Remove eggs from each saucepan. Strain and discard solids but reserve coloured liquids.
6. Cool slightly before placing eggs back into liquids for 30 minutes or until desired colour intensity is achieved.
For a glossy look, rub with a bit of cooking oil once the eggs are dry. Naturally-coloured hard-cooked eggs make great snacks in lunches, or as colourful appetizers at Easter brunch!