March 17, 2012

Pastel Dipped Easter Eggs

Growing up, I learned an invaluable trick for preserving eggs beyond just one Easter holiday.  Using just a t-pin, you can easily hollow out eggs instead of hard boiling them. 

Gently push the t-pin in to one end of the egg several times to create one larger hole about the size of a pencil tip.  Repeat on the other end, but make slightly smaller.  

Blow through the smaller hole to push the egg contents through the other end.  I would also gently shake the egg a little to mix up the egg white/yolk which made it easier to blow through the other end.  

Once the eggs are completely hollowed, simply dip them in a small cup of food coloring mixed with 1 tsp of white vinegar.  

I went for the half dipped look so that only the bottom of the egg is colored and used pastel yellow, peach, pink, blue and light green. Hoppy Easter!