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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

photography compliments of www.raemiruephotography.com
photography compliments of www.raemiruephotography.com

 

A marvel of nature I must admit!  These colorful eggs bring mysterious fun to the Easter Holiday.  The cooked eggs soak overnight in prepared natural dye awaiting little fingers to pull them out for a neat surprise the next day.

Naturally Died Easter Eggs
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Holiday Delights
Ingredients
  • 12-18 Large white eggs
  • 3 cups water, divided for the dye
  • 1 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, divided
  • 1 cup beets, chopped (pink eggs)
  • 1 cup yellow onion peel, (golden eggs)
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped (blue eggs)
  • 1 cup red wine (sparking purple eggs)
Instructions
  1. Have ready 4 small sauce pans to cook and color the eggs.
  2. Prepare the colors by placing 1 cup of water and a a half of a cup of vinegar in 3 small sauce pans. Place the beets in one pan, the onion peels in another and the cabbage in the third.
  3. Place the wine in a forth small pot without water.
  4. Nestle 3-4 eggs into each pan.
  5. Bring the pots to a simmer for five minutes. Then remove from the heat.
  6. Let the eggs rest overnight or for 12-24 hours in the liquid, turning occasionally. They can be stored in the fridge or a cool area such as the garage.
  7. The next day remove the colored eggs from their pots, dry gently and arrange them on a platter with flower blossoms, Easter has arrived!
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