I spontaneously decided to revive this blog! The last update is from 2016, which feels like ages ago 😱 I’m not sure why I decided to write in English rather than Swedish, but I guess I’ll just go on doing that.
Without further ado, here’s a little DIY: dyed Easter eggs! I was inspired by this blog post by Anna María and decided to go with red cabbage, which results in a pretty, blue colour. I used the outer leaves and the bottom part of the cabbage, i.e. the parts which I would normally discard. I chopped them and boiled them in water, with a tablespoon or so of vinegar, for 20-30 minutes.
My original plan was to submerge the eggs entirely in the liquid, but then I had another idea! Instead of straining away the cabbage leaves, I left them at the bottom of the pot, as a bed to place the eggs on top of. This way, the eggs would only be partly dyed. I let them sit there for a full day, sometimes turning them a little to create patterns on the eggs.
Look at these beauties!
It was only later that I realised that my boyfriend hates boiled eggs, and that I would have to eat all six by myself… Therefore I decided to make a classic Finnish sandwich spread, egg butter. It’s exactly what it sounds like: eggs and butter. Just mash some chilled boiled eggs coarsely with a fork and mix with room temp butter. Season with salt and pepper. I had some fresh dill and chives, so I threw that in as well.