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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Apr 7 12:30 AM

April 7, 2009: Easter Eggs

These are pretty cool and it turns out, easy to do.



Quote:
Basically what you do is hard boil your eggs normally, and then, when they've cooled enough to handle, roll the eggs around on a hard surface to crack them. You don't want to crack them too hard - you still want the shell to stay on the egg. But you want to develop a nice overall cracked look.
Then Using cold water with food coloring gel, soak the eggs in the fridge overnight.
Peel them and receive accolades.

http://www.barefootkitchenwitch.com/...ring-eggs.html


SPUCK  Tuesday Apr 7 06:04 AM

My chickens will be impressed!
They are not easily impressed.



Trilby  Tuesday Apr 7 08:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
My chickens will be impressed!
They are not easily impressed.
they never are


Shawnee123  Tuesday Apr 7 08:33 AM

Oh thanks. I'm going to try these for my nieces' Easter baskets!

edit: Oh, they're peeled. Not for baskets. I will try a nice display to take to my brother and sis-in-law's house.



binky  Tuesday Apr 7 08:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
My chickens will be impressed!
They are not easily impressed.
MY chickens are easily impressed (of course they're a week old!) Cool eggs!


Sheldonrs  Tuesday Apr 7 09:31 AM

What's the big deal? The chicken who laid these is obviously a slut with multiple baby daddies.


:p



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Apr 7 09:33 AM

Maybe the Octochicken?



Clodfobble  Tuesday Apr 7 04:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Then Using cold water with food coloring gel,
Hmm... I don't know what food coloring gel is, but it must not be the same as the old style fizzy tabs that you tossed in with vinegar. That would make the egg taste all nasty.

These would be fun to make deviled eggs out of.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Apr 8 01:44 AM

No, not the same as the old egg coloring tablets... man, they were nasty.

Food coloring was liquid until they came out with gel, now you can get both. I think the gel is more intense.

From the McCormick site;

Quote:
Moms, are you wondering about food color cleanup? To remove colors from hands, wash repeatedly with soap and water. For countertops, use an all-purpose cleaner with bleach. Consult a professional for help with upholstery, rugs, carpet.



Shawnee123  Saturday Apr 11 12:33 PM

My egg making experiment is underway. Turns out I don't know how to hard boil an egg, correctly, so I referenced the internet but had to work it out with this recipe (the whole "don't crack the egg" and "you want the eggs to crack" conundrum.)

It will be a while before they're done...maybe about 6 more?

I hope it works so I can post pretty after-pics.



Shawnee123  Saturday Apr 11 12:35 PM

eeek. I bet those bowls will be stained. Oh well.



Sheldonrs  Saturday Apr 11 01:07 PM

When my urine looks like that, the doctor gives me Cipro.



Shawnee123  Saturday Apr 11 01:11 PM

Luckily, for you or your friends, there are no eggs in your urine.



Sheldonrs  Saturday Apr 11 01:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
Luckily, for you or your friends, there are no eggs in your urine.
If there are, they're scrambled.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 11 02:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
My egg making experiment is underway.
Did you read the link?
Quote:
* Update * I was thinking that it wasn't a very food-safe thing to do - leaving the eggs out to soak in hot/warm water for 7 hours. In fact, it's not safe at all - it's a perfect environment for all sorts of bad little bugs to grow and thrive and contaminate everything. We didn't eat those left out eggs anyway - I just took pictures and eventually tossed them. Wasteful, right? So I made a batch and instead of soaking them in hot colored water, I used cold colored water and soaked the eggs in the fridge overnight. I'm happy to say it worked just as well AND you can eat the eggs!
I don't want anybody to get sick.


Trilby  Saturday Apr 11 03:05 PM

I refuse to color eggs. The last time I did, my eldest wrote naughty things on the eggs with invisible color and then I dyed them only to find "I HAVE A BIG SCHLONG" and various other penis descriptions on them.



Shawnee123  Saturday Apr 11 03:24 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Did you read the link?
I don't want anybody to get sick.
Uh, yeah. I saw the part about them being cold after I had started. They're in the fridge right now. This is just an experiment batch, it will only kill me, and if I live I have another dozen eggs to fix it.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 11 03:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
.... They're in the fridge right now....
That's cool.


Shawnee123  Saturday Apr 11 03:32 PM

Egghead.



Shawnee123  Sunday Apr 12 08:53 AM

Well here are mine. It worked, mostly. They were hard to peel and I lost a couple. The yellow ones didnt' work as well, don't know why. What should I do with the extra two bunny holes?



Pico and ME  Sunday Apr 12 08:57 AM

Great job Shawnee! They actually look like spider web eggs.



Shawnee123  Sunday Apr 12 09:08 AM

I know. I think orange and black would be cool: a new tradition, Halloweenie Eggs!



Cicero  Sunday Apr 12 12:37 PM

I am going to raku the eggs again today, and bore you guys with it again this year.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Apr 12 12:50 PM

Bravo, Shawnee! Beautiful eggs!
The article in the link said that yellow didn't work well.
Fill the other two holes with raisinets.



Sundae  Sunday Apr 12 04:10 PM

Brianna you made me laugh out loud.

Shawnee - they're gorgeous!
I must do them next year. Hopefully I'll have a place of my own so they'll be a real surprise for Mum. She loves egg salad sandwiches, so as long as I do the chilled version there won't be any wastage either.



Shawnee123  Sunday Apr 12 05:16 PM

Death By Egg count: zero!

They were a hit. Thanks for the idea Bruce. Next time I really must read all directions before starting. I was going back and forth between a couple different "how to boil the perfect egg" sites and the recipe. I'm so linear.

They are fun to do, thanks for the compliments.



Kingswood  Sunday Apr 12 07:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
Well here are mine. It worked, mostly. They were hard to peel and I lost a couple. The yellow ones didnt' work as well, don't know why. What should I do with the extra two bunny holes?
Perhaps you could place undyed eggs there.


Razzmatazz13  Sunday Apr 12 07:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
Hmm... I don't know what food coloring gel is, but it must not be the same as the old style fizzy tabs that you tossed in with vinegar. That would make the egg taste all nasty.

These would be fun to make deviled eggs out of.
My mom made "spider eggs" for halloween with purple dye. She just used the liquid regular food coloring and dropped it directly onto the eggshell so it would soak through the cracks. They were AWESOME


Shawnee123  Sunday Apr 12 10:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingswood View Post
Perhaps you could place undyed eggs there.
I just left them empty. My family is used to me having a couple of something missing.


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Apr 13 02:43 AM

For those of you wanting to move on to more advanced Easter goodies, check out Cellarite Kirk's blog.

Quote:
Due to misjudging the ratio of cereal to delicious chocolate mortar (too much of the former) these were not widely considered a success. No one else liked them so I took them home. Two in a big mug of milk made a good breakfast! ("Good" in the Calvin and Hobbes "Chocolate Frosted Crunchy Sugar Bombs" sense - "tasty, lip-smacking, crunchy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside, and they don't have a single natural ingredient or essential vitamin to get in the way of that rich, fudgy taste.")
They also made Peeps and Totoro Cream Puffs.


SPUCK  Monday Apr 13 05:23 AM

I did the same.
Got my 9 chickens to cough up 7 eggs.
Hard boiled them.
Then cracked them.
Then dripped the coloring right on them to capillary into the cracks. Worked great!
Then peeled them.
Of course having three separate food coloring kits and not a one had red in it. {sigh}

Unfortunately everyone around here said things like, "Ugh what happened to them?". Instead of, the more desirable, "Oh how cool!", I was hoping for.



Cicero  Monday Apr 13 01:51 PM

My raku eggs didn't turn out good this year.............But hey it was fun. I couldn't get a photo that adequately shows the metallic color...sorry guys!



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