Good4U, Good4 The Home—Golden Easter Eggs

Beautifully dyed natural yellow from onion skins, orange peels & turmeric!   And, no lingering flavors on the eggs.  Pretty cool. 



Golden Easter Eggs
simply lovely


Spattered with edible gold paint & dusted with extra-fine opalescent glitter

you'll need

outer skins of 3 large onions
peels from 2 large oranges
2 T. turmeric powder

6 white hard-boiled eggs, room temp

optional:  edible gold paint & edible extra-fine glitter


An excellent way to use orange peels

Save for fresh & ready snacks, for breakfast or lunch

Orange peels, onion skins & turmeric in the pot

dye the eggs

1.  Place onion skins, orange peels & turmeric in a medium-sized pot.

2.  Add 4 cups of cold water.

3.  Cover & bring to a boil, then turn heat down to low.  

4.  Simmer ingredients in a covered pot for 15 minutes.  When water has turned a deep shade of the color you're going for, remove the pot from the heat.

5.  Strain through a wire strainer, then add 2 T. white vinegar.  You should have about 3-1/2 cups of dye.

6.  I like to dye my eggs in a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup.  It completely covers 5 eggs; 6 if you don't mind the top one slightly exposed.

Let the eggs steep for 20 to 30 minutes, less time for lighter shades,
more time for darker shades


Carefully place eggs in a deep glass measuring cup or bowl for dying.  Pour the dye over the eggs.

7.  Let them steep for about 30 minutes for the jewell tone golden color I got.  Less time for lighter, more time for darker.

8.  Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon & place on the dryer.  They'll be dry in a couple of hours.

These will dry a little darker & there will be darker spots as the natural sediment dries.
  
9.  When the eggs are completely dry (at room temp), use a clean toothbrush to spatter with edible gold paint.  Then, dust with extra-fine edible glitter for extra bling! 

Pretty, fun & a great way to use kitchen scraps!


simply beautiful

Click HERE for naturally dyed blue eggs

• happy • fun • easter •

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