Colourful Easter Eggs | With Natural Dyes

Easter Eggs 2020 Cuisine Canvas

Happy Easter to you all, this is probably one of the most difficult times in our lives and although things may appear grim, this colourful recipe is sure to bring cheer to you and your family.

  • Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
  • Resting Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8-15 Minutes
  • Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • Eggs: 4
  • Salt to taste 
  • Water: 1.5 to 2 lites

Natural Dyes

  • Turmeric: 1 tsp
  • Beetroot skin: of one whole
  • Butterfly pea flowers, crushed: 4-5
  • Lemon slices: 3-4

METHOD:

In a saucepan put the eggs to hard boil for about 8-10 minutes.

To prepare the dyes, pour roughly equal amounts (just enough to cover each egg) of water at room temperature in four separate bowls.

Add turmeric powder to bowl no.1, the beetroot slices to bowl no.2, put two of the crushed butterfly pea flowers to bowl no.3 and the remaining crushed butterfly pea flowers and the lemon slices to bowl no.4. 

You will start seeing the following colours in the bowls;

Yellow in bowl no.1

Pink in bowl no.2

Blue in bowl no.3

Purple in bowl no.4

Once your eggs are ready, replace them in a bowl of water at room temperature to cool the eggs down and stop them from over cooking.

When the eggs are cool enough to be handled, carefully remove the shells and place one egg in each of the coloured bowls.

Keep the eggs immersed for about 1 to 2 minutes until the egg white starts getting stained. 

When you are happy with the colours, serve the eggs seasoned with salt and pepper.

You can play around with the colour densities, as well as mixing and matching the different dye ingredients to make your own unique colours.


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