Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Since I was a child we always dyed our Easter eggs with natural household ingredients. It was my favourite part of the celebration, chance to get a bit messy and creative. We mainly used onion skins for a bright copper colour and little flowers and leaves for different patterns. But for this special post I decided to experiment with loads of different ingredients and techniques to see what the final results will be and share the best with you, guys! Let’s make some Naturally Dyed Ester Eggs!
- 1.5l Water
- 6-7 White Eggs (for each colour batch)
- 3 tbsp Turmeric
- 1 Small Red Cabbage (chopped)
- Skins of 7 Large Yellow Onions
- 4 Large Beetroots (chopped)
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- Pour 1.5l of water into a stainless steel pan (don’t use ceramic or any other type to avoid staining) Add the dying ingredient of your choice and boil for 30 minutes with lid on (to stop the liquid from evaporating)
- Strain the liquid (don’t need to strain the turmeric) and discard the solids.
- Carefully add the eggs and boil for 10min in the dye.
- Remove from the heat and leave it to cool.
- Now depending on the desired result remove the eggs or leave them for 3 more hours or overnight. The longer you keep eggs in the dye the brighter colour you get.
- These ingredients will give you the following colours: Turmeric – yellow, Red Cabbage – blue, Onion skins – bronze, Beetroot – ivory-grey stone.
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