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Colouring Easter Eggs

Kristine Czak Messig

For Snack / Other ( Eggs, Easy, Kids )


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6 minutes to cook

Serves 5+


Colouring eggs at Easter time is a family tradition for us. It's easy and fun to do and you can be creative as you want. Kids love helping out too. My favourite part is eating the boiled eggs on Easter Sunday.


1 dozen eggs* (I always cook more than I need as a few are sure to crack while boiling)
White vinegar
Food colouring
Boiling water
Paper towel


1. Place the eggs in a saucepan covered with cold water.
2. Boil for about 6-7 minutes.
3. Remove from the heat and submerge the eggs in cold water to stop them cooking any further.
4. Boil some water and put out some coffee cups on the bench (1 cup for each colour)
5. Place a tablespoon of vinegar into each cup and fill just over half way with the boiling water. Add a few drops of food colouring and an egg.
6. Leave the egg in the cup for several minutes and check it every so often to see if it's reached the colour you want (usually the longer you leave them in the darker the colour)
7. When the egg is the right colour remove it from the cup using a spoon
8. Leave it to dry on some paper towel and decorate if desired.


*white eggs will produce the best colours.

On Easter Sunday we have plenty of boiled eggs left over to eat. Some great uses for them are to put them into a potato salad or mash them up with some good quality mayonnaise, some salt and pepper and serve it on some fresh or toasted sour dough bread! Yum! I also like to eat the eggs by themselves cut in half with a generous dollop of mayonnaise on top.


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