Turmeric, blueberries and rose hips – dye Easter eggs without chemicals

Куркума, черника и шиповник - красим пасхальные яйца без химии

Before Easter, on Maundy Thursday, all the Housewives start coloring Easter eggs and cooking Easter cakes. The easiest way to paint eggs is to buy special dyes in the supermarket and follow the instructions on the package. If you for some reason want to use natural dyes, there are ways to dye eggs with natural products.

Why eggs?

The traditional color of Easter eggs is considered to be red, it symbolizes the blood of Christ. The tradition to exchange it red eggs at Easter is linked to the history of the Holy Scriptures. According to tradition, to the Imperial court were not to be without the gift of the ruler. The poor people brought a gift an ordinary egg – the easiest and cheapest gift. It is with this gift came Mary Magdalene to announce to the Emperor Tiberius: “I have seen the Lord! He is risen!” He contemptuously said: “Soon this egg will turn red, than I believe that Christ is risen,” and the egg immediately changed color to red. Now the astonished Emperor exclaimed, “Truly He is risen!” So the Emperor and the whole court, who witnessed the miracle, accepted the Christian faith.

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Basic rules

To paint a better kept, in the dyeing process, add vinegar (9%). On average, 1 tablespoon to 1.5 l of water. Oh, and the latest advice on how to give already painted eggs festive look. Grate, pre-dry wiping, vegetable oil.

Never attempt to boil eggs without taking them out of the fridge at least for an hour or two before coloring. Eggs should be at least room temperature to cooking time they burst. To prevent an explosion of eggs and other method. They need to pierce with a thin, sharp needle.

When cooked add 1 tbsp of salt 1.5-2 liters of water. It is believed that this is done in order not to burst the shell. In fact, it is correct to say that salt will not let the whites run out and form a white “growths” if suddenly the shell cracks.

To paint eggs for Easter you can not only chicken, but quail. It turns out very interesting and unusual! They also pre-keep at room temperature, wash and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Eggs should be thoroughly washed, perhaps even with the use of a dish sponge. This is done in order to lay the paint evenly. You can also clean the eggs with soap and water or alcohol.

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Natural dyes:

Light red: beets or blueberries.

Orange – onions.

Light-yellow – oranges or lemons, carrots.

Yellow – the roots of turmeric, walnut shells.

Light green – spinach leaves, nettle.

Green green apples.

Blue – red cabbage leaves.

Beige or brown coffee.

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Interesting options:

Daisy. 2 tbsp herbs of chamomile pour 0.5 liters of water, boil for 15 minutes. Drain, put in the broth, the eggs and cook for 15 minutes.

Turmeric. 2 tbsp. turmeric 0.5 l of water. To dye the eggs with turmeric it should be diluted in a small amount of water, and the slurry was dissolved in 500 ml of water. Cook the eggs in the solution for 10-15 min. Take out, wash and lubricated with oil for Shine.

Rose. 5 tablespoons of root, rose hips pour a liter of water. Boil 30 minutes, pour into jar and let stand 2 hours. To filter in the pan and to paint eggs in the broth for 15-20 minutes.

Blueberries. 5 tablespoons of blueberries pour 500 ml of water. Proverjaem 5 minutes, grind them with a pestle directly in water and filtered. Provari egg 20 minutes in the resulting juice.

Onion peel. Fill a pan with onion husk, cover with water and leave overnight. In the morning, put in a saucepan the eggs and cook. It’s simple – the longer you cook, the richer the color.

Куркума, черника и шиповник - красим пасхальные яйца без химии