Marble eggs DIY
Marble eggs DIY.
This is a great, natural way to make subtly beautiful Easter (or Passover) eggs. As to what to do with all those left-over onions hask? These might look like Easter eggs, but actually they’re a traditional treat for Passover.
We will need:
bowl of water
chopped onion husk
brilliant green or skin of topinambur
gauze squares of 15 x 15 cm
Chip or peel away the dry skins from the onions. Reserve onions for another use. In a stainless steel saucepan, boil 4 1/2 cups water.
Place the egg in the onion hask and roll it. The more texture of the onion skins will create a more textured and interesting design on your finished eggs. Gently but firmly hold the egg covered in onion peel in one hand and start to roll the gauze with the other. With twine or heavy thread, begin to tie a knot in the end. This also helps to to hold the onion skins against the egg while cooking and create a more dramatic egg. Tie a knot so the twine won’t unravel while cooking.
Gently lower the eggs in the water, making sure they are completely covered, and add a bit of brilliant green. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a gentle boil and let the eggs simmer for 15 minutes.
The eggs will be very hot from the steam. Be careful when opening. With scissors, cut the twine and gently open your packages. Peel away the onion skin an enjoy each individual little piece of art. Happy easter to you and your family!