Easter is coming on this March 27. My daughter is already asking me about picking Easter eggs from the backyard. Easter egg hunt is a game during which decorated eggs, real hard-boiled ones or artificial, filled with or made of chocolate candies, of various sizes, are hidden in various places for children to find. The game may be both indoors and outdoors. Here is how to dyes eggs with both red and yellow onion skins.
When the hunt is over, prizes may be given out for various achievements, such as the largest number of eggs collected, for the largest or smallest egg, for the most eggs of a specific color. Real eggs may further be used in egg tapping contests.
She also wants me to dye the boiled eggs with her favorite color blue. I did that earlier while I was making Italian Easter bread. This time I am going to Greek style, yes I am making Greek Easter bread which uses red colored eggs. So I am going to color them only with red color.
I tried with food color they turned out to be messy, and thus decided to go natural, yes want to use natural ways to dye the eggs. When I read about coloring eggs in earlier time especially in Greece, where mom and grandma’s used onion skins to make red colored eggs. I tried coloring the eggs with both red onions and Spanish Onions (yellow onions) I found the red onions gives dark brownish red most closely maroon color where as Spanish onions gives slightly light colored one even after letting them to color for long time.
You don’t except the extract red color as artificial colors gives, but it is natural so that is better than the artificial ones. For coloring the eggs you need to collect some red/ Spanish onion skins then boil it with water and vinegar. You will get orange colored water. Use this water to boil the eggs after boiling eggs for 10 minutes your red colored eggs will be ready. If you are artistic and creative, try wrapping the eggs with leaves, like cilantro, parsley with cheese cloth and boil them. Then you can create artistic eggs. I didn’t do it; I will try it next Easter. Are you ready to color your eggs, the start from here.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.