Natural dyes for easter eggs...

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by amarook, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    I just came across this article. I searched on here, and didn't find it posted. So I thought I would share, I think this sounds like a lot of fun.

    Here is a list of natural dyes organized by color:

    Green: Boiled spinach leaves

    Blue: Frozen or canned blueberries and red cabbage leaves, both boiled

    Purple: Hibiscus tea, grape juice (organic), and skins from boiled red onions

    Red: Fresh beets boiled, red wine, raspberries, strawberries, or cranberries boiled, cranberry juice, boiled red onion skins, wine

    Yellow: Boiled lemon peels, ground cumin or turmeric boiled, boiled carrots, boiled orange, or lemon peels

    Orange: Orange juice, paprika, or boiled yellow onion skins

    Brown: Strong coffee, any black tea

    Steps to dye your Easter eggs:

    For ingredients that need boiling:

    1. Place your eggs in a pot of water, and bring to a boil. Turn heat off and cover for 15 minutes.
    2. Place eggs in cold water to cool.
    3. Place whatever ingredient you are choosing to work with (about two cups) in the saucepan and cover with water by one inch, and bring to a boil.
    4. Reduce heat and let simmer until the desired color is reached.
    5. Strain the concoction so that you catch the colored water in a bowl, and add three teaspoons of vinegar for each cup of liquid.
    6. Dye your eggs just as you would with conventional dyes.

    Source is here.
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Thanks! Bookmarking it.
  3. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    Great to know thanks
    for posting

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