Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Monster Eggs!


      With Easter just around the corner I have the chance to mix two of my favorite hobbies, crafting and cooking! I love decorating hard boiled eggs with sparkly glittery glue and pastel dyes but this year I wanted to try something more boy approved (AKA: less cute more gross!). I gladly welcomed a recipe for Monster Eggs! Slimy, veiny, and revolting, these hard boiled eggs are sure to astound all the children in your life, as well as the adults you know that are really kids at heart!


Hard boiling the eggs....
1: Bring a large pot of water to a boil, gently add in the eggs making sure they are completely submerged. Reduce the temperature to low and let eggs simmer for 10 minutes. 
2: Using a slotted spoon, gently transfer the eggs into a large bowl of ice cold water. This step is very important. Let the eggs chill in the ice bath until they have cooled completely. 
3: Using a spoon, tap the shells on the eggs being careful not to completely remove the casing. Submerge the crackled eggs in bowls of water dyed with food coloring for 8 hours. 





      This simple kid approved recipe was really fun for me to do yesterday with my sous chef Jonas, who is 8 and hopes to one day be an artist (He selected which colors we would use, insisting that red would be too gross to eat). He almost couldn't wait the entire 8 hours for the dye to set... but I'm sure he'll be happy with the results when he sees them today!

Yours,
Nico



13 comments:

  1. OMG! You did such a great job! I want to try it too!

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  2. My dear,
    I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we're going to get along just fine! ;) I’m your new follower and I’d be very pleased if you like my blog enough to follow it as well!
    I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often
    kisses
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  3. thanks for your lovely comment Nico! I haven't had time to cook lately but this weekend i should have more time:) these eggs look like fun and they are very creative!

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  4. whooaaaaa the eggs look scary! I think this yummies are really suitable for halloween's celebration.. hahaha.. you are really a talented cooker :D


    cheers, Helen
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  5. Those are brilliant!! My girls would love them!! Have a great day Nico!! xx

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  6. This is so cool! Saved this page :)
    xx

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  7. Sooo cool! :D
    You are just so creative girl. Monster eggs...haha, bookmarking this one for sure

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  8. HaHa! oh WOWWWWW!!! LOL Eeek! :D
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  9. adorable! i had an amazing time making dyed eggs last year; maybe the filmmaker and i will give this a whirl.

    post script - man ray is a dear love of mine; stunning work!

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  10. These came out so good. All bad!

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  11. you are really a creative and imaginative, girl!!
    hahaha.. so cool and cute.. yet funny =D
    will try it soon..LOL

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