Set out to answer some egg coloring questions we had wondered about for awhile. Results of our research.
Had always wanted to try and dye and egg with red beet juice, and had some plant based dyes that had wanted to try for this purpose.
Cooked some beets in water and then removed cooked beets.
Used that water first and then returned to pan and reduced further so more concentrated. Wanted to see if you could get a darker color on the egg, and found that even after the second dip in a more concentrated beet juice color, there appeared to be a saturation point and really didn't get much darker.
We had added a little salt and rice vinegar to the beet water when cooking the beets so that might have helped the egg absorb the color. Was pleased with the effect.
Played around with different situations for getting more color with the Color Garden plant based dyes. Added vinegar and salt, reheated, and various other techniques. Think vinegar may work with some colors better than others. Same with reheating so really warm when you dip the egg in the color. Will ask Color Garden directly if they have any advise I can add to this blog.
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Go here if you want to learn about one way to cook your eggs that might improve peeling. Just when we think we've got the answer to easy peeling, an egg proves us wrong so we can only offer suggestions.