Easter Egg Dye
enough dye for four different colors
12-24 hard boiled eggs (read deviled eggs for hard boiling tips)
3 c boiling water
4 colors of food coloring drops or
2 T white vinegar
1. Boil the water. While it's
heating up, set out four (1)small bowls, food
coloring and the vinegar. Measure 3/4 c boiling water into each bowl.
Add food coloring to desired color. If you are using gels instead of
drops, it is easiest to use an immersion blender to blend it well. Add
1 1/2 t vinegar. Mix well and move on to the next color.
2. Gently place an egg in each bowl
and turn to coat the entire thing. Continue to turn the egg
occassionally to coat it evenly. Remove when it reaches the desired
3. Place on a cooling rack to dry.
After a few minutes, blot any excess dye drops off the egg or the color
won't be even. When dry, refrigerate until ready to use. Hard
boiled eggs in their shells stay good for two hours at room temperature or
one week in the refrigerator. If you peel and refrigerate them, they
are only good for 2-3 days.
1. For the most even color, use small bowls so the
eggs can be fully or nearly fully immersed. A large bowl will only
cover the egg partially with dye.