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Turmeric as a natural easter egg dye
There are many ways to dye easter eggs naturally but Turmeric stands out because of the
quality of the color and the taste. Turmeric makes beautiful yellow easter eggs and the
smell and taste of Turmeric goes well with eggs. The eggs do not only look different,
they taste differently.
Dying easter eggs with Turmeric
Here is how to do it:
- Hard boil white eggs. Note that this does not really work with brown eggs. Brown eggs stay basically brown.
- Prepare a solution to dye the eggs: Fill a large jar or some kind of container with 1/2 liter of warm water
and add 1 tea spoon (small) of Turmeric powder. Add as well 1 table spoon of vinegar.
- Set the eggs into the dye solution and let them dye for half a day (over night is good, yes, it takes a long time).
- Prepare a large bowl with crumpled up news paper. Take the eggs out of the solution and set them to dry on the crumpled up paper.
- Boiled eggs must be stored in the fridge and they keep for over a week.
I tried as well with a brown egg but it does not really work. Here is what it looked like:
Brown eggs do not dye properly with Turmeric. The brown base color of the egg is too strong.
Young children don't really seem to like the Turmeric taste on eggs but I love it. Try it! It's a different kind of easter egg.
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