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Yellow Natural Egg Dye & Egg Coloring

  • 10 m
  • 5 h 10 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Try this easy egg dye recipe to make a natural dye for coloring Easter eggs. Egg coloring made from turmeric dyes white eggs a beautifully vibrant yellow. For best results, be sure to soak your eggs in the dye for at least 4 hours, but not longer than 24 hours.”

Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • 3-4 white eggs, hard-boiled (see Tip)
    • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

Directions

  • 1 Place turmeric in a medium bowl. Pour boiling water over the turmeric and let steep for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours to extract the color.
  • 2 Stir vinegar into the dyeing liquid; add the eggs. Refrigerate the eggs in the dye for at least 4 hours or up to 1 day. Longer soaking will give a more vivid color, but limit soak time to 24 hours.
  • 3 Remove the eggs from the dye with a slotted spoon. Rinse of any excess spice residue, then let dry on a wire rack. If you plan to eat the eggs, refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate hard-boiled eggs for up to 1 week.
  • Tip: To hard-boil, place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with 1 inch of water. Bring just to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, immediately pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand in the water until cool.
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