How to Colour Easter Eggs

Discover (or rediscover) the tradition of coloured eggs this Easter. They’re the centrepiece of our Italian Easter bread recipe but are just as nice served boiled with buttered toast soldiers as well.

Tools & Ingredients

  • 6 raw chicken eggs
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • Queen Liquid Food Colours
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Paper towel
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Slotted spoon or tongs
  • Metal spoons
  • Rubber bands (optional)

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Cover bench area with paper towels or newspaper.


In a heatproof bowl or jug, combine hot water, vinegar and desired food colouring. Use more colour for intense shades and less for soft pastel coloured eggs.


If desired, wrap rubber bands around eggs to make a decorative line on the shell. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to submerge uncooked eggs in coloured water for approximately 5 minutes. Turn to achieve even coverage or to create gradients of colour.


Transfer eggs to a baking rack to dry. Refrigerate once dry and bring to room temperature before baking in Italian Easter Bread recipe. Alternatively, simply boil eggs once coloured and serve with toast soldiers for a yummy Easter breakfast.

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