Saturday, April 11, 2009
The Junior Easter Bunnies were back again on Good Friday. The Master Mommy Easter Bunny simmered eggs (for 20 minutes this time, as the 15 minutes recommended in her Joy Of Cooking yielded soupy eggs the past 2 years; 2 cracked and we were happy to find they were perfectly cooked all the way through, and just-right creamy) and prepared 7 cups of different colors.
We used McCormick’s food coloring: standard yellow, green, and blue; and neon purple, pink, blue, and green; with one tablespoon of vinegar per cup of boiling water and ten drops of dye. A little salt added to the water during the simmering process gives the eggs a more realistic, grainy texture.
The JEBs did all the actual coloring. The MMEB will be up early to hide the eggs on Easter morning. They are so excited for the hunt. Happy Easter!