Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter

My husband and I dyed Easter Eggs for the first time since we were kids. All the Easter displays in the stores got me in the mood to do something. I saw a cute cake pan shaped like a bunny, but I decided we have had way too many sweets lately and we still have a lot of caramel popcorn left. I decided to come up with something not so sweet.

I have a bunch of paste type food colors on hand so I decided that we'd dye some eggs. A little hot water and some vinegar and we were set to go. Neither of us are great fans of hard boiled eggs or egg salad. We used raw eggs for dying and I've decide to use some of the eggs up to make a quiche later this week.

The paste dyes created some nice deep color for the eggs, but it does need to be dissolved to get a solid color egg. I didn't get the pink dye completely dissolved and that is how I ended up with the speckled egg above.

I bought some white and brown eggs to see the difference when dyed. The white eggs definitely ended up being more brightly colored than the brown eggs.

The three eggs in the top photo and four of these blue eggs started out white. The three blue eggs that are a deeper tone are the brown eggs. I love the deep colors that the brown eggs created but my husband prefers the bright colors from the white eggs. Whatever you do to celebrate Easter, I hope you have a great day

10 comments:

Monika said...

Nice job on egg dyeing! I've never thought of dyeing raw eggs. We like to eat them at easter. This year my daughter did the job all be herself. I didn't feel like it that day. But we did bake some easter bread together, which was fun and it turned out great looking and great tasting. Love your pics, as always! I've always liked the brown eggs better. It was snowing this morning. Happy Easter!

eusebius said...

Happy Easter! Loving all the colours . Not something we will try around here anytime soon ... my husband is severely allergic to eggs, so we never have them in the house! But I loved looking at yours;)

Sue J. said...

Happy Easter to you, too. Love the eggs. What a joy to see all these fabulous colors in blogland. Enjoy your day!

Mintyfresh said...

egg dyeing is such an odd but utterly delightful tradition!

Zonda said...

Lovely colors! You know until I moved down here, all our eggs were brown, we had to pay more for white eggs at Easter!

Bezzie said...

Yup, we dyed eggs and carved pumpkins waaaay before we had Chunky. He just sorta validated our child-like habits!

Gorgeous colors you got there!!!

Tanya said...

Pretty pictures!

Lazuli said...

Happy Easter! What pretty colors! They came out great... those brown ones look really nice; what a neat idea!

knitten kitten said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. You have got THE BEST pictures in the entire blogosphere. Are you sure you don't want to move down here and take pics of all my stuff for me? No matter how hard I try mine never come out so gurrgeous.

hakucho said...

Dyeing eggs is one Easter tradition in my house that I miss now that my boys have lost interest. Never thought of dyeing raw eggs...so next year I may just do it myself! Thanks for the idea :)

happy knitting :)