These are adorable (and delicious) for Easter, Spring, baby or bridal showers...even a child's birthday party. The colors come from regular food dye, that you would use for cake decorating, so you don't have to worry about consuming it with any side effects.
We made these for the first time last Easter, they were so simple to do and everyone just loved the festive look they added to the table setting. Definitely doing these again this year.
Did you know that there's a quick way to tell if an egg is fresh before you boil them?
Just immerse them in a bowl of water. ...fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.
|Pretty cool, huh?|
12 hard-boiled eggs
(This method works so well, and you'll never have a dark ring around the yolk.)
Place eggs in saucepan; add enough cold water to come at least 1 inch above eggs. Heat rapidly to boiling. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 16-18 minutes. Immediately cool eggs in cold water to prevent further cooking. Tap egg to crackle shell. Roll egg between hand to loosen shell, then peel. Hold egg under running cold water to help ease off shell.
Coloring the egg white:
Remove the shells from the hard boiled eggs and slice each egg in half.
Remove the yolks from the egg halves and place in a bowl. Set the yolks aside.
Get enough glasses or mugs for the number of colors you want to use. Fill the mugs or glasses 2/3 of the way full with cold water.
Add 3 drops of desired food coloring along with 1 tsp. vinegar to each mug or cup.
Place egg whites in mugs and allow to sit in the food coloring. More than 1 can fit in the mug at a time.
Remove whites from dye and drain on a plate lined with a couple of paper towels.
Fill with your favorite filling or the one we use, below.
12 egg yolks
pinch of salt (egg yolks are already a bit salty)
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. pepper
6 Tbsp. real mayonnaise
Cut peeled eggs lengthwise in half. Slip out yolks; mash with fork. Mix in seasonings and mayonnaise. Color the whites, or leave plain...either way they're delicious! Fill with egg yolk mixture, heaping it up lightly.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. -John 11:25-26