Aren’t these blue eggs beautiful? I love all the different shades of blue! Just imagine how wonderful an Easter table would look with these one-of-a-kind eggs at each place setting? Well, you don’t have to imagine. I set a table using these pretty eggs and I’m sharing it with you! Can you guess how I dyed them? They are dyed using one ingredient and it’s a vegetable! You won’t believe it…
These cloud-like eggs were made with a head of red cabbage!
Yes, that’s right. A red cabbage that is really purple will create a blue egg. Who knew?
Here’s how I made them…
I cut up a red cabbage and put it into a stainless steel pot. I added about a quart of water and simmered it for an hour or two. The cabbage got very soft and mushy. I checked the water level to make sure it stayed about the same. Then I let the cabbage sit in the water overnight in my frig.
Here’s a great way to hard boil eggs. Put raw eggs in a pot and cover them with water. Put the pot with the eggs on the stove over a medium heat. As soon as the water starts to boil cover the pot and take it off the heat. Let the eggs sit in the pot for 10 minutes. Then pour out the hot water and fill the pot with cold water. Cool the eggs. Perfect hard boiled eggs! Make sure to refrigerate them.
To make the blue dye:
Pour the liquid from the cabbage into separate cups. Add 1 TBS of white vinegar into each cup. The vinegar helps to intensify the dye. Don’t worry that the cabbage dye looks purple. The eggs will come out blue.
Discard the cabbage.
Put a hardboiled egg in each dye filled cup. Make sure the egg is totally covered with the dye. You many need to add a little water to cover the eggs.
The longer you leave the eggs in the the cabbage dye the darker and more complex they become. I kept the darker ones in the frig overnight.
They are just so stunning! The camera does not do them justice!
When the eggs come out of the dye let them dry naturally and then put them back in the frig. They will be ready for Easter morning!
Here, they grace my Easter table…
I hope you will try these amazing eggs. Start making them early in the week. And little by little you will have the most beautiful blue Easter eggs!
From StoneGable to your home…. HAPPY EASTER!
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