Happy Friday and almost Easter to you all. As I’m writing this I’m tempted to go get one of these cuties because they are THAT GOOD. To celebrate the upcoming Easter traditions, I thought it might be fun to share some easy egg dyeing inspiration right out of a generic egg dye kit, and then my favorite recipe to always getting the most perfect-creamiest-yellow yolk you ever did see. There’s a lot of eye candy in this post… so take your time scrolling. Or race to the bottom if you want the super easy recipe for hard boiled eggs. Ready, Set, Go!
Honestly, these eggs look way more difficult than they actually are to do. Buy yourself a basic dye kit from the store, follow the directions on the box (most come with a color tablet and you supply the vinegar), and have the cooked hard boiled eggs at room temperature. REMEMBER TO COOK YOUR EGGS BEFORE DYEING… otherwise, you’ll have a pretty, but spoiled mess on your hands.
- Once your dye is in its individual cup, dunk the egg a 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up and HOLD for 10 sec. Keep repeating the process of dunking until you begin to see deep color starting to form. DO NOT go past the 1/2 – 3/4 line! If you do that’s totally fine. Art is art!
- Next, dip the egg further into the dye to form the next ‘layer’. Repeat the process above, but hold it in the dye for half of the time (we want it to be lighter than the bottom layer).
- Final layer! Dip a little bit more and either leave the top white or dunk it all the way (I did both). For this step, you need to quickly dunk and take the egg out of the dye so it stays fairly light.
- Move the egg to the cutout tray that is typically provided in the kit to dry.
To make the dipping process easier, I used the metal ‘tool’ that holds the egg. Just wipe it off with a paper towel in between colors to avoid transfer!
Ta-da! You did it! Your guests are going to think you’re the craftiest egg dye-er that ever lived!
Aren’t they just the cutest!? I had a couple smaller eggs so I decided to dye them solid to add some variety. The longer you leave the egg in the dye, the darker and more vibrant the color becomes. I left the yellow in for a couple minutes and I love the bright color!
They say “Don’t judge a book by its cover” and well… this time I’d say they’re equal parts pretty and delicious!
THE CREAMIEST HARD BOILED EGG RECIPE (UNDER 20 MINUTES)
- Take the number of eggs you want to cook out of carton and place in medium sized pot
- Fill pot with water until all eggs are covered
- Salt water (helps it to boil)
- Turn on burner to high heat and cover pot
- Do not touch or lift lid
- Leave on burner until the water is at a rapid boil
- Take off heat and turn burner off
- Start timer for 10 minutes and let the eggs keep cooking in the water
- Make ice bath with cold water and ice cubes. Set aside for when the eggs are done
- After 10 minutes, drain water and transfer eggs to the ice bath to cool down.
- Once the eggs are lukewarm to cool, they are ready!!
- Peel and cut into them to enjoy with salt and pepper! I told you it was easy!!
If you want to be fancy, turn over the entire carton of egg and let them stay upside down over night. This helps to center the yoke. I forgot this step, this time, and you can see how the yoke isn’t centered. Unless you’re making deviled eggs, this step can be omitted.
Sending you all blessing on your Easter weekend. May you be surrounded by those you love and celebrate new life in Christ!!