Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Egg Art Fast and Easy Crackle Eggs


So this is Egg Art? I love it and it's so much fun!!! I actually loved the look of these and the results were so easy, you have to try it!
They call this Easter Egg Art hmmmm.... so when I was a kid and when my kids were growing up if the eggs would crack in the water... I would be sooooooo extremely mad and start over!  I hated when they cracked in the boiling water! Now its art? I never thought of cracked eggs as art before, not sure why I didn't grow up in this  new smart generation because I really fit in. Anytime there is a mishap, I'm in. I love the sound of calling crackled eggs art! I do have to say, if you crack too hard and the dye seeps in you won't have nice art but still, I was so excited to see the insides of these, they really were beautiful! I love the color blue, but you choose your  favorite! Also one other thing, try using flavors like soy sauce, kool aides, soak overnight, if you want to pick up flavors!




Boil eggs to hard boiled stage. Remove the eggs from the boiling water, gently crack each egg by tapping  with the back side of a spoon. Too many cracks or too deeply cracked causes the colorant to get inside too easily and solid spots and color will appear everywhere. Take a towel, roll the egg under the palm of your hand to spread the cracks around the entire egg would be another method. You want a lot of crackling, but not deep cracks and you don't want to lose eggshell. Use as many colors as you want. You can also try tea, soy sauce, beet juice, dye from fruits,  food colorings will all work. Sit eggs in the coloring for 10 minutes.  Rinse in cool water. Then remove place on a paper towel to dry. Allow the kids or guests to remove the shell inside to enjoy their Egg Art...  Happy Easter!


Note:

For the Dye instructions:Just boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar, add your colorant ( and simmer for 15 minutes. Place each egg into a deep style mug and pour the dye in.





37 comments:

Martha (MM) said...

I'm going to make these this weekend - very cool! :-)

Federica said...

Your story made me smile dear, because I always hated when eggs cracked in the boiling water! Instead it could be art!!! Your Easter eggs are very very nice,
I want to try this, it looks really easy.
Bye bye, I wish you a happy Easter

Elisabetta said...

they are sooo nice!
xoxo

Melynda said...

They sure turn out pretty!

Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food said...

Nice! Such a pretty, creative way to interest little ones in eating their eggs at Easter time, or any time for that matter.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Definitely art! These belong in a museum!

Drick said...

funny how thing come around, these eggs are so cool ... like the idea of flavoring them

Dan said...

very neat. I don't think we have time to make eggs this year :-(

marla said...

Such fun and pretty Easter eggs!

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

I think these are so so pretty! I've made them before and I can't get over how and egg can be so pretty!! lol ♥- Katrina

~Chris said...

I think it was probably a health/safety issue at some point re: food dyes as well - being concerned with the inside being colored. Probably not so much nowadays, or if you use onion skins, beets, etc. for coloring. I love that you somehow managed to get a little Peace Sign on in your last shot on the egg on the left. :)

Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

Clauda thanks for this timely post. They look so pretty ... I need to make some for Sunday ... I think I'll take the natural coloring route though as I'm trying to reduce if not eliminate these artificial colors. A very Happy Easter to you and all your family!

Parsley Sage said...

Very cool! This is my first Easter as a blogger and I'm going to have so much fun using all the cool egg coloring techniques I've seen this past week :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Claudia said...

And to think of all the years I spent trying not to crack the eggs! This is so pretty and sweet. Happy Easter!

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

They look so cool, I'll need to try this :)

Tammy said...

WHat a pretty and festive idea! Those eggs look so pretty!
I hope you and your family have a beautiful and blessed Easter!

Hugs & Happy Blessings,
Tammy♥

Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves said...

I did this all the time as a kid! Maybe it'll catch on!

Pam said...

Very clever! They look great! Happy Easter!

Miriam said...

How beautiful! Happy Easter! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

www.you-made-that.com said...

cute Claudia, I tagged you in this post, play if you like ;)
http://www.you-made-that.com/easter-menu-game-tag-im-it/

The Tablescaper said...

Love it! Instead of getting annoyed when they crack when boiling, embrace it.

- The Tablescaper

Reeni said...

These are so pretty! I always hate it when the egg cracks too. Now I can call it art!

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia,

Looks beautiful! Like marble eggs!
Thank you for the Easter wishes.
Have a wonderful, blessed Easter Holiday!
Catherine
xoxo

Swathi said...

They are so pretty.

Lizzy said...

Those are some gorgeous eggs, Claudia! Lovely~

elle pee said...

So glad to have been the inspiration for this! I like your take... but, is it edible?

Ciao e Buona Pasqua!

L


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Torviewtoronto said...

cute looking eggs

Food Lover said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing :)

Peggy said...

Definitely a very cool idea! Happy Easter!

Our Eyes Eat First said...

ooh great idea! how creative!

mywanderingspoon said...

Love these eggs....beautiful.All the deco looks so pretty. I did something different this year, dyed them in onion skins so they had great flavor:)
https://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/happy-easter/

briarrose said...

Beautiful. What a great idea.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

They are so pretty.. enjoyed ur write up ..

Magic of Spice said...

These are so cool...interesting that we see things diffidently later on. What was once a mishap to us is now more closely viewed and becomes art :)

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Hi Claudia! Thanks for sharing this wonderful blue crackled Easter eggs on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday/Seasonal Saturday. I featured them today and hope you can stop by again when you have a moment. Have a great weekend and sorry I've been so absent. I'll catch up . . . promise! Roz

Katherines Corner said...

love this project! xo

Greg said...

These eggs are cool.