I am not religious, but I still love Christian holidays. Easter is especially great because after the long, moody, grey and cold winter, spring and flowers and all the colors are finally here.
And, of course, the food during the holidays is amazing. Dying Easter eggs is great fun for me. I love to play with colors, but I am not the biggest fan of artificial flavors and toxic food coloring on my plate, so I always try to find natural substitutes. But almost all commercial natural dyes that I tried didn’t give my eggs that gorgeous deep color, but rather a dull and boring one. So, I started to use natural ingredients. You can find natural options for pretty much any color you wish, and most of the time it’s not hard and messy. This year I decided to dye my naturally colored yellow Easter eggs with turmeric.
The procedure is really easy. Just place eggs in a saucepan, cover them with water and add turmeric. The more turmeric you use, the more vivid color you’ll get.
I added about 3 tablespoons of turmeric and a teaspoon of vitamin C powder. I don’t like the taste of the vinegar, so I don’t have it at home and that’s why I used vitamin C powder. The eggs came out gorgeous. I recommend that you use eggs with white shells.
- 10 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder or a tablespoon of vinegar
- 4 cups (about 1 liter) of water
- Place eggs in a large saucepan, cover with water and add about 3 tablespoons of turmeric and a teaspoon of vitamin C powder or a tablespoon of vinegar. Bring water to a boil and let simmer for 7 minutes. Water must cover the eggs completely. If you need to, you can use more than 4 cups.
- Leave the eggs in water for at least two hours. The longer you soak the eggs in the turmeric, the more intense in color they will be.
- Take the eggs out of the sauce pan and leave them to dry.