How to make coloured Easter Eggs

Looking for a fun idea for an Easter breakfast? Try decorating your own hard boiled eggs this year. Adding vinegar to the water ensures that the food colour sticks to the egg shell and provides a nice deep colour. Not only do they look great, but you can eat them too! For extra patterns try using stickers, rubber bands or marker pens and dipping in multiple colours.

For each colour you will need
1 tablespoon DYC White Vinegar
1 teaspoon food colouring
½ cup water
Hardboiled eggs - (Tip: Add 1 tablespoon DYC white vinegar to boiling water to prevent cracking)

For Mottled/Marbled Eggs
1 tablespoon cooking oil

Mix the vinegar, food colouring and water together in a mug deep enough for the egg to be covered with the liquid.
Using a spoon, gently lower the egg into the coloured mixture and leave for 10 minutes.
Remove from the liquid using a spoon and drain well. Place on a cake rack to dry.
To make mottled/marbled eggs, add the oil to the coloured mixture. Whisk the mixture before adding the egg as above. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes before removing, draining and leaving to dry. Once dry, dab any oil droplets off with a paper towel.
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