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Herb-Stencilled Hard-Boiled Easter Eggs recipe

Herb-Stencilled Hard-Boiled Easter Eggs Recipe

Discover a unique way to decorate your Easter eggs using herbs and natural dyes, turning your Easter celebration into a crafty feast.





  • Step 1.

    Carefully place your eggs in a large pot and cover them with water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2.

    Whilst the eggs are cooking, prepare your natural dye. In another pot, add 1L of water and the chosen dye ingredient. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Step 3.

    Once the eggs are boiled, cool them under cold running water and pat them dry.
  • Step 4.

    Pick the herbs you'd like to imprint on the eggs and gently press them against the egg. You can use a small piece of tights or cheesecloth to hold the herb in place by wrapping it around the egg.
  • Step 5.

    Dip the egg with the herb into the natural dye. Leave it for a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the desired intensity of the colour.
  • Step 6.

    Carefully remove the egg from the dye and remove the herb and covering. Allow the egg to dry completely.
  • Step 7.

    Rub a small amount of cooking oil over the eggs to give them a nice shine, if desired.


  1. 6 Large white eggs

  2. 1 lWater

  3. 1 cupRed cabbage, chopped (for blue dye)

  4. 2 tbspTurmeric (for yellow dye)

  5. 1 cupBeetroot, chopped (for pink dye)

  6. 2 tbspWhite vinegar

  7. 6 bunchFresh herb leaves (e.g., parsley, coriander)

  8. 1 Pair of tights or cheesecloth

  9. 1 tbspCooking oil (optional)

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