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Recipe Thu Apr 09 2009

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

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This year, why not forgo the store-bought kits and dye your own Easter eggs? It's easy and can produce beautiful results. This Curbly video will teach you to use natural dyes like red cabbage, coffee and turmeric. Using similar ingredients, the District Domestic breaks down tips for red, purple, blue and yellow eggs. If you are only making Easter eggs for grown ups who won't be hunting them, Chinese tea eggs can be a beautiful and flavorful addition to a holiday brunch. TeamSugar has the instructions.

(Image: Flickr member -luz- licensed under Creative Commons.)

 

art / April 9, 2009 3:44 PM

I have used Lapsang Souchong tea to create smoky, marbelized quail eggs.

I have a link to the Romanian tradition of naturally dyeing Easter eggs http://tiny.cc/RQqkT
where onion skins are used to create a dye and little leaves are stuck to the egg during dyeing to create a silhouette.

Gemma / April 9, 2009 4:43 PM

Lapsang Souchong is a great suggestion. I bet that smokiness would work well. Thanks!

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