Ombre Easter Eggs

From MCCORMICK

Makes 6 Easter Eggs

 

Ombre means “shaded” in French. Try it out as a hard-boiled egg dyeing technique to create a beautiful addition to your Easter table. By mixing and matching MCCORMICK Nature’s Inspiration Food Colors, you can create a variety of oh-so-pretty hues. 

YOU’LL NEED

6 large eggs

MCCORMICK Nature’s Inspiration Food Colors

Vinegar

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Bring 1/2- to 1-inch of water to boil in large saucepan on high heat. Carefully add eggs into boiling water using a large spoon or tongs. Cover. Cook 12 minutes for large eggs. (Adjust time up or down by 1 minute for each size larger or smaller.)

2.Pour off hot water immediately and rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water (or place in ice water), until completely cooled. (If not coloring eggs immediately, refrigerate eggs after they are completely cool.)

3.Prepare each of the ombre colors below so that each egg is a different color. For each color, mix 1 cup warm water and 2 teaspoons white vinegar in small bowl, or liquid measuring cup. Stir ombre color shade amount into the water until dissolved. Dip 1 hard-cooked egg into the colored water for about 5 minutes, turning egg occasionally, until egg is the desired shade. (Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder, or tongs, to add and remove eggs from dye.) Repeat for each egg and color. Allow eggs to dry.

 

TIPS

FOR PINK OMBRE COLORS: Light Pink: Add 1/4 teaspoon Berry color from MCCORMICK Nature’s Inspiration Food Colors. Medium Pink: Add 1/2 teaspoon Berry color from MCCORMICK Nature’s Inspiration Food Colors. Dark Pink: Add 1 teaspoon Berry color from MCCORMICK Nature’s Inspiration Food Colors.

FOR YELLOW OMBRE COLORS: Light Yellow: Add 1/8 teaspoon Sunflower color from MCCORMICK Nature’s Inspiration Food Colors. Medium Yellow: Add 1/4 teaspoon Sunflower color from MCCORMICK Nature’s Inspiration Food Colors. Dark Yellow: Add 1 teaspoon Sunflower color from MCCORMICK Nature’s Inspiration Food Colors.

 

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