Every year I think of dyeing Easter eggs in a natural way but every year something happens and I do not. This year, however, I had it on my schedule days before the Holy Week and finally I did it.
If you search the internet for natural ways to dye eggs you will find many options. My first attempt at Easter eggs was with beetroot. I have one thing to say, I felt sorry for the beetroot. The eggs, although they remained overnight in the beetroot pot, were almost as I added them. No change. But what was the reason behind this failure?
TWO REASONS WHY I FAILED
Dyeing Easter eggs in a natural way can completely fail or not have the result you want. There are two most important factors that can affect the final result. The original color of the eggs and the duration of time spent in the dye.
When I tried to dye my eggs with beetroot I used eggs that had an almost brown shell. So, although I left my eggs in the natural dye for a whole night, their original color remained almost unaffected. So if you want to dye eggs in a light pink shade, it is better to choose eggs that have as white a shell as possible. In general, the whiter the canvas (ie the shell) the better.
The second factor that affects the final result is the duration of time spent in the dye. The longer the eggs remain in the dye, the more intense and deep the color will become. To have better control of the final color, after 4 hours check the eggs and act accordingly.
The Formulas for Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
For dyeing the eggs, which had a petrol color, I used red cabbage. Below you will find other formulas to paint your eggs in a natural way. Do not hesitate to experiment by mixing different ingredients in order to make your own color.
- chopped purple cabbage => blue on white eggs, green on brown eggs
- red onion skins => red eggs
- yellow onion skins => orange on white eggs, rusty red on brown eggs
- shredded beets = pink on white eggs, maroon on brown eggs
- ground turmeric = yellow eggs
Naturally dyed Εaster eggs
- 10 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 cup red cabbage, finely chopped
- 50 ml vinegar
- olive oil
- Slowly bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow the eggs to cool in the water.
- Place the pot with eggs in the refrigerator for 8 hours.
So this was my last recipe for Easter this year. Naturally dyed Easter eggs. I hope you liked it and I convinced you to jump into the kitchen this year and to make your own special eggs.
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