Monday, March 28, 2016

9 Simple Steps to Prepare and Dye Easter Eggs

27 March 2016 - Finally! I have an excuse to prepare Easter Eggs during Happy Easter. Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, is Christianity's most important holiday. every year, it's a different Easter celebration day. is it always 2 days after the on the good Friday, Christian religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

As I noticed Easter was getting trendy and we get to see shopping centres like Publika and BSC start to promote easter eggs and Easter bunny, I would love to be part of the Easter celebration.

But first....

I have been bugging for easter eggs for 2 years. Finally, I was given a big easter chocolate egg, with a small packet of colorful mini easter eggs. I get to open the big chocolate easter eggs, and volla, just put the mini eggs into the big egg, to give your kids a surprise Easter Eggs. We bought this, in case my first attempt in making the Easter Eggs failed, haha!

Alright, most of us prefer to see the ingredients and the steps in point form. As for me, allow me to show you the pictures, followed by the description, and lastly the whole summary of everything alright?

1) Prepare few food colouring. you can get this mostly from the pastry/ baking area at any supermarket. The typical colours you can buy are yellow, red, blue, green. you can get orange by mixing red and yellow, and you can get turqoise from mixture of blue and green. Husband told me the classic easter eggs colour is only red. Get ready a bottle of vinegar as well.

2) Boil the eggs into hard-boiled eggs. make sure it is hard boiled eggs, like boil it with low heat for 10-15 minutes? but, it depends on how many eggs you are boiling in one pot. Just make sure the eggs are really fully boiled, so that it won't break easily. the traditional way is using hard-boiled eggs, but some people used egg shells, instead a normal eggs. Probably they don't want to waste the eggs? Here is how you can do it:

3) Put 10- 20 droplets of food colours into 1 cup of boiling hot water. Here, we prepare 5 different type of colors in 5 different glass/ bowl/ cup. Add 1 table spoon of vinegar into each color. Dip the eggs into the colouring hot water. Use a spoon to slowly turn the egg, to ensure the color is 'dyed' on the whole egg, or you can choose just put the egg in the 'colouring' water for 5 minutes.

4) Place the easter colorful eggs on a towel, or an egg tray with kitchen paper towel to absorb the remaining color residue, while allowing the eggs to be dry. Volla, here you go, your Easter Egg!

5) If you want to add on some shapes and colors, you can use wax crayon to draw something fun on the eggs. You can see I am a terrible painter, so this is what I drew.

6) I started a simple egg hunt for my 1.5 years old baby, so that he can find the easter eggs, just to fulfil the Easter Egg Hunt game. Babby ended up take the eggs and roll them like a bowling ball.

Anyway, easter eggs are egg-cellent, egg-citing, and also to have a quality DIY plus family fun time. Erm, we didn't eat up the easter eggs of course, in case you are asking whether it is safe to eat the eggs or not.


Things to prepare to do easter eggs:

  • 5- 10 hard-boiled eggs
  • Food coloring, depending how many types of colours you need. Traditional colour is red, other colours: yellow, blue, green. You can mix colours to have a twist of other colours.
  • A bottle of vinegar
  • Cups/ bowls/ glasses for you to dip in the eggs in the food colours later. Each color will need 1 cup of water. 
  • towel/ kitchen towel, to allow the eggs to be dry 
  • Egg tray to allow the egg to stand while to wait for its to be dry (optional)
  • Wax crayon/ marker pen to draw the eggs (optional)

Steps to prepare and dye colorful easter eggs:

  1. Boil water in saucepan/ pot.
  2. once the water is boiled, turn to low heat, and put in the eggs one by one slowly and carefully, to ensure the eggs do not break as you place in the boiling water. Cover the saucepan/ pot. You can choose to turn off heat or just put a low heat for 10-15 minutes to ensure the eggs are fully boiled.
  3. Immediately run cold water over eggs or place them in ice water until completely cooled.
  4. Prepare boiling water and pour the hot water into each cup. Each color will need 1 cup of water. Make sure the cup/ glass/ bowl allows you to dip and cover the eggs totally when the eggs are dyed in the colorful hot water, and then it is easy for you to use a tablespoon to take the eggs out.
  5. Put 10-20 drops of food colouring into the water.
  6. Put 1 table spoon of distilled vinegar into the dye water for each cup/ bowl.
  7. Carefully lower the egg into the dye with a spoon. Make sure that the egg is completely covered with the dye and dye each eggs for 5 minutes. You can slowly turn the egg thoroughly to ensure the color is even on the whole eggs.
  8. Carefully remove the egg from the dye with spoon, pat dry with a paper towel and allow to dry completely on an egg rack, or anything to hold to allow the eggs to stand and dry. you can just place the eggs on the paper towel. 
  9. You can decorate by drawing some fun drawings on the easter eggs once they are dry.

Have Fun! Happy Easter!

If you have more questions about dyeing the easter eggs, here is more info:
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