I finally did it!! I found some free time in my schedule to paint traditional red eggs for the Greek Easter!!
For some reason, I was really nervous and sure that my eggs will be a failure. I had done this again but it was many years ago, when still a student in London, so I was not feeling familiar with the process. But… it turns out to be an easy, fun procedure which I absolutely loved.
I think that shooting the eggs was way more difficult than making them red.
Anyway, on that post, I will just share the traditional way my mother does it as of today, for all of you who may also feel a bit nervous and don`t dare of trying, but you want to!!
- note that the eggs need to be on a room temperature state and not directly out of the fridge so they won`t break
- gently wash them for their surface to be smooth
- put a clean cotton cloth in your pan, cover them with water and boil for 30 minutes (at least) in a low temperature
- remove them from heat and let them cool down for 45 minutes or an hour
- depending on the paint you use, follow the exact instructions on the time you must leave the eggs on the paint
- in the meantime, spread on your cooking bench newspapers or thick cartons
- use a spoon and smoothly take out of the pot the eggs
- place them on the newspaper /carton for them to dry
- when dry, wipe them and polish them either with olive oil or with the paint`s included polish material
Enjoy your classic easter red dyed eggs!!
I wish to all of you Good Luck & Happy Easter!! 🙂
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