IN – Take onion coloring to the next level with these simple tricks

Onion dyeing is a tradition mainly in Eastern European countries, where it was previously used as a substitute for dyes that were more expensive or unavailable. But even today, this technique makes a lot of spectacles, so we can safely give up on colors. The classic coloring of onions looks like the small flowers and leaves are wrapped in nylon and boiled in water with onions. But by means of small tricks you can make this classic coloring method special.

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easter bunnies

To make these cute bunnies, you will need a fair amount of onion skins, some salt, nylon, thread, leaves and a pencil. Use any leaves you find in the garden, as long as one is always heart-shaped and two are oval. Remember to defat the eggs first (a little vinegar or spring water will do). Then press two petals onto the dried egg to make the ears and add another heart petal on top of these petals for the face. Place the prepared rabbit in the egg in the nylon and tighten it properly, tie the end of the nylon with a thread. Put the onion skins in the pot, cover with water, add salt, then add the eggs and boil for ten minutes. After coloring the egg, dry it, but do not smear it with lard, then the pencil may not stick to the egg. Color the muzzle, eyes and you’re done.

Thin lines

You can make poached eggs special just by using a wrapper instead of the classic nylon. This will give you a non-traditional striped pattern that won’t interfere with the plant prints and will instead complement them nicely. You can also play with the color intensity. After cooking, you can leave the eggs in the onion overnight in the refrigerator. Then we rub the eggs painted in this way with lard, they will shine beautifully. You can use a cotton swab to make it easier to apply the grease.

Marble eggs

In this case, it is not a classic onion coloring, but the onion is used in a different way. Cut the bag of onion skins into small pieces in a bowl. Also cut the clean white paper into similar sized pieces. Mix the scraps of peel and paper and wrap eggs soaked in clean water in them. Place the egg prepared in this way in the nylon (you can add a little of this mixture to the nylon) and tighten it with a string or a band. Then put the eggs in a pot and pour water so that they are submerged, add a teaspoon of salt and two tablespoons of wine vinegar. Finally, sprinkle on a bag of green food coloring. Bring the eggs to a boil, then immediately lower the heat and let them poach for 15 to 20 minutes. Then remove the nylon with the mixture of peels and paper (better to do in cold water) and let it dry. At the end, you can coat the eggs again with lard, the resulting marble effect will be beautifully accentuated.

A scrambled egg

If you dare, you can take a knife in hand and scratch a pattern of your choice on the painted egg. To make scratching easier, you can first draw the motif on the egg with a white chalk. Just don’t put too much pressure on the knife so as not to damage the shell.

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