Friday, April 22, 2011
Coloring eggs, for Easter, is a very enjoyable experience, as a child, or as an adult.
When I was a child, I remember, loving Easter…. The long, cold days of winter are gone, it is spring, vacation, flowers, new grass, new beginning…. Coloring eggs, was so funny and I would never celebrate Easter without!
This is why my daughter is very happy to color eggs with her little boy!
As an adult I learned, from my mother , few tricks, that I want to share with you, for my daughter, my niece, my nephew.
1. FIRST, LIGHT WASH EGGS
First, before you boil white eggs, I wash them in a light soap solution.
My mother is saying to get rid of the grease from chicken, from the handlers’ hand.
This way the color will be uniform, all over the egg.
2. Boiling EGGS
I rinsed from soap, and boil the eggs. I put eggs in cold water and after it start boiling, I time for 5 minutes.
Timing 5 minutes after the water start boiling the eggs are nice yellow, not runny, not green at the margin(over boiled) .
3. STOP BOILING.
After 5 minutes boiling, I put the pan into cold water, so is easy to clean the eggshell, when you eat them.
I used many way to color eggs: small tablets, packs from ethnic stores, food color.
I like the result from food color. I put a whole red bottle for a mug with boiling hot water and a tbs vinegar. I like, dark, vivid color for my Easter egg.
If you pastel color, tablets are pretty good.
5. MAKE SHINNY EGGS.
Using a small piece of cloth/cheese cloth, I put a very thin layer of butter, so the eggs become shiny and attractive. At list this is how my mother did.
Lovely, lovely, colored eggs!