Easter Eggs - Marbleized

Easter Eggs - Marbleized

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RECIPE TIPS:

For hard boiled eggs:  Fresh eggs are hard to peel. Buy eggs a week before you plan to use them. This gives them a chance to age a little in the refrigerator.

To boil: Place in a pan and cover with 1 inch of water. Bring water to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and leave covered for 15 minutes. rinse in cold water or place in ice water.

INGREDIENTS

Mixing bowls
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
White vinegar
LorAnn liquid Food coloring
Eggs - hard boiled or blown
Olive or Vegetable oil
Fork
Paper towels

DIRECTIONS

To Make Marbleized Easter Eggs:
1. Prepare a dye bath in a small heatproof mixing bowl: Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 10 drops of LorAnn liquid food coloring (use more to intensify color) with 1 cup of hot water. Add an egg, and submerge it until it turns the desired hue. Remove egg; let dry, about 15 minutes.
2. In a shallow, wide bowl, prepare another batch of dye in a darker or different shade (blue, purple and brown are nice); this will provide the swirls. The liquid should be 1/2 inch deep. Add about 1 tablespoon olive oil (you may need more depending on the size of the container). Run a fork through this mixture, creating swirls of oil on the surface. Place the dyed egg in the marbleizing mixture, and roll it once around the bowl to pick up the oil streaks; remove, and blot gently with a paper towel. Let dry, 30 minutes.
3. Try various color combinations. Vary the base tints and the swirls to achieve contrasts both striking and subtle.

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living Magazine, 2003

Marbleized Easter Eggs


Marbleized Easter Eggs
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Make your Easter Egg Hunt extra special with these unique, marbleized eggs!
Ingredients
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • White vinegar
  • LorAnn liquid Food coloring
  • Eggs - hard boiled or blown
  • Olive or Vegetable oil
  • Fork
  • Paper towels
1. Prepare a dye bath in a small heatproof mixing bowl: Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 10 drops of LorAnn liquid food coloring (use more to intensify color) with 1 cup of hot water. Add an egg, and submerge it until it turns the desired hue. Remove egg; let dry, about 15 minutes.2. In a shallow, wide bowl, prepare another batch of dye in a darker or different shade (blue, purple and brown are nice); this will provide the swirls. The liquid should be 1/2 inch deep. Add about 1 tablespoon olive oil (you may need more depending on the size of the container). Run a fork through this mixture, creating swirls of oil on the surface. Place the dyed egg in the marbleizing mixture, and roll it once around the bowl to pick up the oil streaks; remove, and blot gently with a paper towel. Let dry, 30 minutes.3. Try various color combinations. Vary the base tints and the swirls to achieve contrasts both striking and subtle.
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