At last, Easter! Finally, a sign that the gloomy winter season is coming to an end, and a perfect occasion to start splashing as much colour as possible around your house. What better way to shrug off the winter blues and help you get your kids in the Easter spirit than by a little DIY egg decorating party? It’s a fun and easy way to spend a Saturday afternoon together as a family, and the best part is – you can eat the leftovers!
We’ve got a foolproof way to make the best hard-cooked eggs so that you can turn them into beautiful, colourful works of art, and have a perfectly cooked snack at the same time.
- 6 Eggs
- Cold Water
- Place 6 eggs in large pot, and pour in cold water, until the eggs are covered by about an inch
- Bring the water to a boil, then remove the pot from the heat.
- Cover the pot, and let the eggs stand in the water for 12 minutes for large eggs (reduce the standing time a little for smaller eggs, and increase it for extra-large eggs)
- After cooking, use a slotted spoon, remove the eggs from the pot, and plunge them in ice water. Leave them in the water for an hour until completely cooled – or for 1 minute if you want to eat them immediately.
If the thought of eating the eggs proves to be too tempting (and let’s be honest, it probably will), the tricky part always comes down to peeling the eggs – the shell often crumbles, and the whites are stubborn and clingy.
A sure-fire method for the easiest peeling experience is (bizarrely enough) to use old eggs. As eggs age, the pH of their whites changes, which makes them adhere less strongly to the shell – so buy your eggs a week or two before you plan to boil them!
After you’ve mastered this method, you can let your DIY creativity run wild – so get your family together and get crackin’!