There will come a Maundy Thursday - while cleaning the house, coloring Easter eggs and preparation of cakes ...
The easiest and most enjoyable process of all this - coloring eggs. However, few of the "egg artists" know how to decorate an egg, so that it is not cracked in the boiling water, and the color turned intense.
To keep the whole shell before end of cooking, the egg must hold about an hour at room temperature. In the water, it is desirable to add a tablespoon of salt. It is also possible to pierce one end of the egg small hole. To paint lay flatter before dyeing eggs, they must be degreased - wipe with soapy water or alcohol.
Now about how to dye eggs.
1 onion peel - the most famous and accessible to all the way. Eggs can be painted in colors from yellow to reddish-brown. The color depends on the concentration of broth. You need to prepare a decoction of onion peel and let it brew. If you want to color was more saturated, it is necessary to take more peel and cook it for about half an hour before in lower egg broth.
Eggs dipped in tincture, bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Remove, cool.
2. To the eggs have turned yellow or golden color, paint them with the help of birch leaves. The broth is made from the leaves can be dried, a young birch and insisted half an hour. Eggs are washed, dipped in the warm infusion, cook for 10 minutes. After boiling, remove and cool.
3. Already boiled eggs grate juice (beetroot, carrot, spinach juice).
4. Put the eggs in a saucepan, cover them with water. Add a teaspoon of vinegar. Boil the eggs for 15 minutes with natural coloring additives.
Light red - beets or blueberries.
Orange - Onion.
Light yellow - orange or lemon and carrots.
Yellow - turmeric root, walnut shells.
Light green - spinach leaves, nettles.
Green - green apples.
Blue - red cabbage leaves.
Beige or brown - coffee.
If after dyeing eggs put in the same broth overnight in the refrigerator, it will be more vivid coloring.
5. Wet eggs collapses in dry rice, wrapped in cheesecloth (muslin ends should be tightly tie a thread to rice stuck to the egg) and cooked in onion skins in a conventional manner. Obtained speckled eggs.
6. For the marble effect, you need to wrap the eggs in onion peel on top and tie some cotton material.
7. When painting, you can wrap the eggs colored thread, then they get interesting divorces.
8.Svarit eggs in the water with baking soda. Wrap eggs in colorful silk rags, tied with thread. Again boil them in the water, allow to cool, open rags.
9. Tear off the young leaves of different shapes (such as parsley leaves). Attach these to the egg leaves, wrap a stocking and tie tightly. Dip in strong brewed onion peel. Cook for a long time.
10. Painted any food paint egg still warm wet cloth, put in a glass or stand for eggs and thin watercolor brush to paint them until they have cooled down. In this process, everything depends on the richness of your imagination.
11. You can also paint the eggs are not only outside, but also inside. It is necessary to boil them for 3 minutes, and then obtain and in some places to pierce the shell of a needle. Then boil for some time until it is ready in a strong welding with the addition of cloves, cinnamon and coriander.
After dyeing Easter eggs to give luster to wipe them with vegetable oil.