Easter eggs

Natural Easter eggs dyes

Did you know that you can dye eggs brown using onion skins? We’ll show you how to achieve other colours using household ingredients.

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Egg battles are part of every good Easter brunch. Red versus yellow, green versus blue ... A little colour makes the game even more fun. And you needn't necessarily buy special dyes to make your eggs beautifully colourful.

What you need:

  • 1.5l water per colour

  • Two handfuls of onion skins to make brown eggs

  • A handful of spinach or stinging-nettle leaves to make green eggs

  • A dash of blueberry juice to make grey eggs

  • 2 tbsp turmeric powder to make yellow eggs

  • 500g red cabbage or beetroot to make blue/purple eggs

Here’s how

  • Add the ingredients to cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes

  • In the meantime, wipe the raw eggs with vinegar. This enables them to absorb the dye better.

  • Place the raw eggs in the boiling dye for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the eggs from the water with a ladle, rinse and leave to dry.

  • For a radiant colour, polish the egg with cooking oil to finish.

Zero-waste tip: you can scoop the red cabbage and beetroot out of the water and turn it into a soup or salad.

This hack comes from “Move The Date”

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