Egg coloring is super-lovely. And using natural color pigments (from e.g. red cabbage, red onion and turmeric) makes it even lovlier. Check out what you need, how to use natural color pigments and tips on how to personalize the eggs with the help of our Dymo label maker and white pen.
How to make natural colored Easter eggs
What you need:
-Hard boiled eggs, room tempered (white or brown egg)
- Saucepan with lid
- Dyestuff (onion shell, red cabbage, tumeric etc)
- White plate
- Saucepan with a wide bottom
- Cooking oil
- Household paper
For every dl water, use:
- 1 dl chopped red cabbage = blue on white egg, green on brown egg
- 1 dl red onion shell = lavender or red egg
- 1 dl yellow onion shell = orange on white egg, rusty red on brown egg
- 1 dl shredded beetroots = pink on white egg, brownish brown on brown egg
- 2 tblsp turmeric = yellow egg
- Add 0,5 tblsp of vinegar to each dl of dyestuff
- For every dozen eggs, use at least 8 dl dyestuff
You can make different sets of colors or a large batch of the same color. Follow the specified conditions for each ingredient to make more or less dye solution.
1. Pour water into a saucepan
2. Add the dyestuff (red cabbage, onions, etc.) and allow to boil.
3. Let simmer with the lid on for 15 to 30 minutes.
4. The color is ready when it reaches a few shades darker than you want for your eggs. Drip some color on a white plate to check the color. When the color is as dark as you like, remove the pan from the heat and allow the paint to cool to room temperature.
5. Pour the chilled dye solution through a fine-mesh sieve into another saucepan with wide bottom.
6. Blend the vinegar into the dye solution - use 1/2 tblsp. of vinegar per dl of liquid.
7. Carefully place the room-tempered eggs into one layer in the solution. Make sure the eggs are fully covered by the dye solution.
8. Store the eggs in the fridge until they have the shade you want.
9. Gently wipe the eggs with kitchen towel paper and rub some oil on each egg. Polish with household paper. Store the eggs in the refrigerator until it is time to eat (or hide) them!
All that is left to do now is to decorate the eggs.
Use our ”Pen White” to create pretty and personal patterns. Or if you are planning on using them as place names in the table setting, use the Dymo label printer to name the eggs. This makes them pretty, functional and personal.
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