I'm doing an article for Daring Bakers about food dye. I am pretty excited about it. I learned something all from a comment on my Psychedelic Beet Bread from Grace over at A Southern Grace. Her comment, " I just learned what red food coloring is made from, so i'll be using something else in the future. :)", sent me out for some serious research regarding red food dye in particular. I will post the link when my article goes up so you can read it.
In preparation for my article I made these cool eggs. I wanted to test out the onion skin dyed egg thing. I know it's a bit late from Easter but I wanted to share.
I placed about 8 big, regular, onion skins in a 2 qt sauce pan. I filled the pan up 3/4 of the way to the top. I poured in about a 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar and brought it to a boil. I cooled the mixture off and strained it. I placed my eggs inside and boiled it until my eggs were done and voila, reddish colored eggs. If you leave the skin in you will get some cool markings on your eggs.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Posted by Lori at 5:17 AM