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Colored eggs: the perfect video recipe for Easter

colored eggs

Let's find out how to make colored eggs: yellow, red and green will brighten your Easter table and are ready in 10 minutes!

During the Easter period, colored eggs certainly cannot be missing to set up our tables for the holidays. The best part is that you can make them with the children – obviously paying attention to the stove – who will be able to feel like little great artists in decorating them and choosing the colors.

For a better result, we recommend that you get eggs with a white shell (like those of American breed hens) so that the color is seen more and that the base does not distort the final result. If you can't find them, use the classic ones, but be more generous in the doses of the dye.

Follow all our steps and the video recipe !

Colored eggs
Colored eggs

How to make colored boiled eggs (neutral colors)

The procedure is really very simple: you have to boil your eggs for about ten minutes . The difference with the classic hard-boiled eggs lies in the water, which in this case must be coloured.

Coloring eggs with turmeric

– Dissolve a spoonful of turmeric (cheaper than saffron!) in water to color the eggs yellow : when the colored water reaches boiling point you can dip the eggs into it too.

Coloring eggs with beetroot
Coloring eggs with beetroot

– To obtain red eggs , put some beets in the pot: after about ten minutes the water will have already changed color and you can also add the eggs, which you always boil for about 10 minutes.

Coloring eggs with spinach

– If you want green eggs instead, put them to boil with some spinach.

– Finally, a spoonful of coffee will help you get darker shades .

When it comes to natural dyes, don't be afraid to go overboard : the more you put in, the more intense the color will be.

How to make hard-boiled eggs with dyes

Since this is an idea that has its roots in the peasant tradition of our grandmothers, we wanted to introduce you to a natural alternative first, but keep in mind that you can also use the common food coloring you find on the market .

Coloring eggs with dye
Coloring eggs with dye

1. Before boiling the eggs, add some powder or gel dye (they are the most intense ones) to the water and proceed as for a classic hard-boiled egg. The advantage, in this case, is that you will know immediately what color you will get and in what intensity.

Put eggs soaked in vinegar and water

2. After 10 minutes of boiling, drain and place the eggs in a bowl with cold water and vinegar : thanks to this little trick from your grandmother, the color will be brighter and it will set better!

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How to make decorated colored eggs

If you want to give your eggs an extra edge, you can also proceed with the decorations: transformed into nice bunnies , chicks or shabby chic centerpieces . With a little creativity and a pinch of dexterity you will leave all guests speechless!

For an even different idea, wrap the eggs in a fabric such as fishnet stockings and then proceed as indicated above: you will obtain a different pattern and pattern each time.

This recipe will be perfect for your Easter appetizers !

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