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The Recipe for the Perfect Easter Egg Dye

Get the recipe for Easter egg dye derived from natural sources like vegetables, berries, and even coffee and tea.

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If you’re gearing up to dye Easter eggs this weekend, forget those fizzy little tablets and color your Easter eggs with stuff you already have in the fridge or pantry like vegetables, berries, coffee, tea, and spices. A timely post on our sister site FineGardening.com shows you how.

Get the recipe for Easter egg dye and have some fun!

For more egg recipes and ideas, you should check out our Guide to Easter, browse our egg recipe roundup, and consult the Food Geek’s Guide to Cooking with Eggs.

What about dessert?

To make pretty pastel Easter cupcakes, read Ellie Krieger’s A Fresh Look at Food Coloring where she shares a recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes with Colored Cream Cheese Frosting. Ellie creates the dye-free frosting with natural ingredients like beet juice, raspberries, strawberries, red peppers, mango, turmeric, saffron, blueberries, blackberries, grape juice, basil, spinach, green tea powder, and other fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices you’re sure to have on hand.


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  • winerack | 04/12/2011

    i take the outer brown skins from onions put them around the egg, cover with a piece of white cotton cloth over the onion skins put rubber banb to hold put in pan cover with water and boil as you would regular biled eggs let cool and dip in very week food cloorings so it will give just a hint of color ,,.after boiling be sure to unrap cloth and onion skins

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