Easter time in our household is a very special time and every year on Holy Thursday we dye red eggs. The colour red symbolises the blood and sacrifice of Christ. Come Sunday, it is traditional to crack eggs with one another which symbolises resurrection. He or She who successfully cracks their oppositions egg moves onto the next person and the last person standing is said to be granted luck.
How to dye Easter eggsCourse: AppetizersCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy
30 fresh eggs (large)
1 packet of red egg dye
olive oil which is used for polishing eggs once they are dyed
water for hard boiling eggs
- Wash eggs thoroughly in tap water.
- Empty red colouring dye into a large bowl and add 1 cup of boiled water.
- Stir until all granules dissolve.
- Place a clean cloth in the base of a large cooking pot. This will ensure eggs will not crack during the cooking process.
- Fill a large cooking pot with lukewarm tap water and slowly add eggs.
- On medium heat bring water to boiling point.
- Add 1 cup red vinegar to water mixture and take the pot off the heat.
- Allow water to cool, approximately 2 hours.
- Wipe eggs with olive oil, using a tissue or a damp cloth.
- Allow eggs to dry (overnight).