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Marbled Easter Eggs

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Introduction

At Easter we decided to Marble some eggs. We like to decorate our eggs differently each year. We made 12 hard boiled eggs, and decorated another 12 to blow.

At Easter we decided to Marble some eggs. We like to decorate our eggs differently each year. We made 12 hard boiled eggs, and decorated another 12 to blow.

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups
  • egg (in their shells, either raw or cooked)
  • food colouring
  • vinegar
  • oil
  • water
  • egg (in their shells, either raw or cooked)
  • food colouring
  • vinegar
  • oil
  • water

Method

Marbled Easter Eggs is a community recipe submitted by DragonGirl and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

You will need newspaper or a plastic cover for the table and some paper towels, and also some small bowls or mugs.

  • Put the food dyes in each of your bowls or mugs, the colour choices are yours. About a tablespoon of liquid food dye, and about a teaspoon of paste.
  • To each bowl, add a tablespoon of vinegar.
  • To each bowl, add a tablespoon of oil.
  • Add about 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup of water to each container. Don't overfill, they need to be able to have room for an egg, or they'll overflow.
  • Using spoons or skewers, stir the dye mixture to ensure it's combined. To colour the eggs, stir the mixture, dunk the eggs in while the mixture is still moving, and pull them out again.
  • Dry the egg, and then dunk again in a different colour. Do this as many times as you like, until the egg looks the way you want it, drying after each dunking in the paper towel.
  • You will need newspaper or a plastic cover for the table and some paper towels, and also some small bowls or mugs.

  • Put the food dyes in each of your bowls or mugs, the colour choices are yours. About a tablespoon of liquid food dye, and about a teaspoon of paste.
  • To each bowl, add a tablespoon of vinegar.
  • To each bowl, add a tablespoon of oil.
  • Add about 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup of water to each container. Don't overfill, they need to be able to have room for an egg, or they'll overflow.
  • Using spoons or skewers, stir the dye mixture to ensure it's combined. To colour the eggs, stir the mixture, dunk the eggs in while the mixture is still moving, and pull them out again.
  • Dry the egg, and then dunk again in a different colour. Do this as many times as you like, until the egg looks the way you want it, drying after each dunking in the paper towel.
  • Additional Information

    The oil in the mix, helps to give a polished finish when you dry the eggs the final time. This is fun for children, and if you don't wear gloves you will have coloured fingers for a day.

    The oil in the mix, helps to give a polished finish when you dry the eggs the final time. This is fun for children, and if you don't wear gloves you will have coloured fingers for a day.

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