Making Easter Eggs

Everything You Need To Know About Eastering Your Eggs - ConnieTalk

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  Since we're taking the day off tomorrow for Easter, we figured we'd take this time to give you all the information you need to know about Easter Eggs.  Hard boiled eggs, deviled eggs, how long do you boil eggs, coloring Easter Eggs, dying eggs, yes we've been reading Google Trends today, etc., etc.


  How to hard boil an egg: Place the raw, uncracked eggs in a nice, silver pot.  Fill the pot with enough cold tap water to completely cover eggs with about 1 inch of water over them.  Add plenty of salt to make the egg easy to peel later.


  Bring to a rolling boil on high heat (very hot).  Promptly cover the pot and turn off the heat (the retained heat in the water and pot will continue to gently cook the eggs without overcooking them and discoloring the yolks.


  Dying and Coloring Easter Eggs:  Your eggs have to be hard-boiled before you dye them.  Otherwise...well, you should be the next Lucille Ball and get your own show.  There are many ways to dye eggs and you can buy premade kits (please buy made in America, thanks!).  But the traditional way to dye eggs is with white vinegar, cups, white hard-boiled eggs, paper towels, metal tongs, and liquid (or paste) food coloring.


  Put out a cup or a bowl for each color, deep enough for some eggs to sit in.  Have either an empty aper towel roll in sections - or just a regular egg carton out to dry the dyed eggs when you're done.  Most grocery stores around this time of year sell egg crayons, so that you can draw on the eggs before dying them (the drawn part will resist the color from the wax).  There are also stickers, transfers, and other decorations that can be applied to the eggs (before or after dying, depending on the decoration).


  If you have dye tablets, stir them into a cup or bowl with one cup of hot water until the dye table has dissolved; then add 1/4 cup of white vinegar.  Repeat this for each color.  Once you have your cups of colors ready, apply any pre-dye decorations for the egg, and then place each egg caaaaaaaaaaaarefully into the bowls or cups using a tongs.


  When finished, place the dyed eggs on either the empty cardboard paper towel roll sections (with real paper towels or rags underneath) or back into the egg cartons, in such a way that the egg is touching the object as little as possible, to maintain the consistency of the dye.


  It will drip.  Be ready for that.


  Deviling an Egg:  That's not a word, I don't think, but here are three great recipes for deviled eggs:  Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs; Special Deviled Eggs; Spinach Deviled Eggs; Classic Deviled Eggs.


  Interesting fact of the day:  Did you know that a "virtual Easter Egg" actually refers to an intentionally hidden message in an object like a movie, book, CD, DVD, computer program video game, etc?  Subliminal messages created for artistic touch - at any time of the year - are called Virtual Easter Eggs.



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