Naturally dyed Easter eggs

This is an experiment so the results are far from perfect but I’m still satisfied 🙂

First of all, I always use eggs from my family farm or buy organic or (less frequently) free range eggs.

This year I decided to dye them the natural way. I used three methods:

  1. Onion skin (from 3 large onions).
  2. Turmeric (a tablespoon).
  3. Beetroot (a large one).

My recipe was really simple:

  1. Wash your eggs with warm water.
  2. Place them in a pot with the dye.
  3. Pour enough water to cover the eggs.
  4. Add a tablespoon of vinegar.
  5. Bring the water to a boil and then cook the eggs for approximately 15 minutes.
  6. Leave the eggs in the water for an hour or so.

The results depend on the method used. I was surprised to see the vibrantly coloured turmeric and onion skin-dyed eggs, but the beetroot brought almost no effect… Not even a pale shade of pink.

Perhaps I should have used more beetroots . Next time I will also leave the eggs in the dyed water for a couple of hours.

 

beetroot – burak

turmeric – kurkuma

free range eggs – jaj a z wolnego wybiegu

dye – farbować; barwnik

 

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