The decoration of Easter eggs is an unmissable tradition. Here are our ideas to decorate Easter eggs easily, with children. For adults, we give you the recipe for marbled eggs with black tea.
Want to decorate eggs for Easter? Start by emptying your eggs. Take raw eggs. Wash them thoroughly to remove the natural greasy film that covers them and dry them with a cloth. Using a pin, drill a hole at one end of the egg and then enlarge this hole with a bug or a small nail. Shake the egg to break the yolk and then drill a hole in the same way at the opposite end of the egg.
Stand on top of a bowl and blow into one of the holes to empty the egg. You will use its contents later in the kitchen: for your Easter decoration, you will only need the shells. Rinse the empty shell with water and blowback into the egg to drain the water that has entered it. Close both holes with a glue stitch.
Easy Easter egg decoration
Make way for the decoration of Easter eggs. For children, the easiest way is to place the eggshells in shells. Take out brushes and a box of gouache. They will be able to draw easily on the eggs – without breaking them – holding the cockroach with the hand that does not hold the brush.
Offer them simple patterns that will amuse them: a pair of eyes, ears, whiskers…
Naturally colored Easter eggs
For a result full of nuances, you can also decorate your Easter eggs with natural dyes to find in our kitchens such as turmeric, curry, beetroot, onion peels, or red cabbage. The coloring ingredient is placed in a saucepan with water. Boil the mixture for a few minutes and then filter to recover the colored water. White vinegar is then added, allowed to cool and the eggs (preferably with a white shell) are marinated in the “tincture” overnight.
Once your painting or staining work is done, you can place your decorated eggs in a nice box of cardboard eggs, to put a little color in the center of your Easter table.
Marbled hard-boiled eggs
Want to try decorated AND edible Easter eggs? You can make hard-boiled eggs decorated naturally with black tea and soy sauce: they will have beautiful brown mottling.
To make marbled eggs, place 6 eggs in a saucepan, cover with cold water (the water should cover the eggs by 5 centimeters), bring the water to a boil, and then cover, reduce the heat to a minimum and cook your eggs for 12 minutes. Do not throw water out of the pan.
When the 12 minutes are up, refresh the eggs under cold water and then, with a butter knife, pat the shell to crack it entirely. Replace the cracked eggs in the pan and add in the water two bags of black tea, 120 ml of soy sauce, a large tablespoon of whole sugar type muscovado, 2 stars of anise, 1 stick of cinnamon, a teaspoon of black pepper beans, half a teaspoon of Sichuan pepper beans and 3 or 4 peels of organic orange. Bring the water to a boil. When it is done, lower the heat to a minimum, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Then drain your eggs and let them cool before shelling them to discover their mottling.
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