how to dye easter eggs

How to dye Easter eggs

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Easter time in our household is a very special time and every year on Holy Thursday we dye red eggs. The colour red symbolises the blood and sacrifice of Christ. Come Sunday, it is traditional to crack eggs with one another which symbolises resurrection. He or She who successfully cracks their oppositions egg moves onto the next person and the last person standing is said to be granted luck.

How to dye Easter eggs

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Recipe by Me To Mati #passionfood Course: AppetizersCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 30 fresh eggs (large)

  • 1 packet of red egg dye

  • olive oil which is used for polishing eggs once they are dyed

  • water for hard boiling eggs


  • Wash eggs thoroughly in tap to dye boiled eggs
  • Empty red colouring dye into a large bowl and add 1 cup of boiled water.egg dye kit
  • Stir until all granules dissolve.
  • Place a clean cloth in the base of a large cooking pot. This will ensure eggs will not crack during the cooking process.
  • Fill a large cooking pot with lukewarm tap water and slowly add eggs.easter egg dye
  • On medium heat bring water to boiling point.
  • Add 1 cup red vinegar to water mixture and take the pot off the heat.
  • Allow water to cool, approximately 2 hours.
  • Wipe eggs with olive oil, using a tissue or a damp cloth.painting easter eggs
  • Allow eggs to dry (overnight).how to dye eggs red

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