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Happy Easter 2012


Dearest TEATHYME readers,
Happy wonderful fantastical glorious joyous Easter everyone!

How are you going to be spending the lovely Easter holiday weekend?

For myself, I've had the chance to prep for our Easter luncheon with family and found this nifty tutorial online for cute decorated eggs!


You'll Need:

- Newspaper
- Gloves
- Edible Food Colouring (Colours of your Choice)
- Eggs (Amount of your Choice)
- Spoon
- Access to kitchen sink/stove
- Several Zip-Lock Sandwich bags
- Paper towels / Tea towels

To Start:

1. Place your eggs into a saucepan on medium heat over your stove.

2. Cover with at least one inch of cold water or just enough water that it goes over the tops of shells then place the saucepan's lid on top to bring into a boil.

3. Once the water has produced to a full boil. Hardened boiled egg will be up to 15 minutes.

4. Remove the saucepan from heat and let stand in cold water for a while. 

5. Once cooled down, drain the eggs from the water and pat dry with a tea towel.

6. Using the back of a spoon start cracking the egg shell of each egg you have boiled. The more pressure the better as it will give different effects once we dye the egg with colours. If you don't apply enough pressure you'll find that the egg will not have the desired patterning effect, only colour.

7. Once all your eggs have been sufficiently "crackled" it's time to put your gloves on (my suggestion) because using food colouring can be messy and easy to stain.

8. Line your newspaper or unwanted magazine as your liner to catch any colour drops. Taking a zip-lock bag for each coloured egg, place two teaspoons of food colouring into the bag and gently place your crackled egg inside. Slowly rotate the egg, covering it's shell with colour and watch out for spillage - DO NOT SHAKE!

9. Once all of the egg is doused in colour, leave for 5 minutes for the egg's flesh to absorb the food colourant for full effect.

10. Take the eggs out and begin to peel the outer shell under running water with gloves. You'll notice that the inside of the shell will mimic the pattern that now resides on it's flesh! Pretty neat!

Tip: Cut the eggs in halves or leave them whole in a garden salad to give your guests the most spectacular Easter salad ever.


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