Naturally Dyed Easter Marbled Eggs


Step 1First, boil the eggs. Fill a medium sauce pan with water, add 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to boil. Using a tablespoon or ladle, place the eggs into the water and cook for 10-12 minutes. It takes 10 minutes for large eggs to get them hard-boiled.

Step 2Take off the heat and place the eggs into a bowl filled with cold water to cool the eggs down.

Step 3Meanwhile, prepare the dye by pouring hot water over the spices (see the table above). Add vinegar and set aside.

Step 4When chilled, remove the eggs from the water and place on cutting board. For a "marbled" effect, break the shells by rolling them against a cutting board.

Step 5Don't peel all of the shell off.

Step 6Place the eggs into the dye (no need to remove the spices) and let it stand for at least 30 minutes (or overnight in the refrigerator). The longer you leave them in the dye, the richer the colour will be.

Step 7When done, place on a paper towel to dry. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. Enjoy!