Celebrating the joy of new birth with Easter eggs

Easter Eggs

Easter is almost here and we are egg-cited to celebrate the day with carols and fun. The day marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion. Traditionally, Easter is celebrated by ringing church bells, singing carols, doing church services, lighting candles, dancing to music, and ending the day with a traditional dinner with loved ones. Most importantly, the treat time includes egg treats and rabbit chocolates as desserts. Eggs are often decorated and painted in different colors and themes. Here’s more to the Easter miracle that calls for you!

How to make Easter Eggs at home?

Making and decorating Easter eggs is the attraction of the holy festival. However, some may wonder how can they make Easter eggs at home. Well, the task might not be easy as it sounds. But it still is the most fun and engaging activity for family or friends. The first thing you need to do is make the egg hard enough. Here’s what you need to do:

Make hard-boiled eggs

  1. Put your eggs in a pot and add cold water to cover them.
  2. Place the pan on the stove and bring the water to a boil.
  3. Afterward, cover the pan and let the eggs rest for around 20 minutes
  4. Run the eggs under cold water to make them touchable.

When your hard-boiled Easter eggs reach room temperature, they are ready to design and color! To prepare the egg color follow the below instructions and you’ll be ready to draw designs from crayons and rubber bands.

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Prepare Egg Color

  1. Take a cup and pour in 1/2 cup of water at room temperature
  2. Add 1 tbsp of vinegar and several drops of food coloring as required. 

Note: Make sure that the water you use is warmer than the eggs otherwise, they will absorb the water. 

Why do we celebrate Easter with Eggs?

The two main things of Easter are Easter eggs and Easter rabbits. As far as we can remember, people celebrate the day with eggs as they represent new life and rebirth. This ancient custom is now widely popular throughout the world. In fact, there still are some superstitions attached to eggs, such as:

  • Eggs cooked on Good Friday and eaten on Easter Sunday will improve fertility and prevent sudden death.
  • If your egg has two yolks, you would soon become rich. 
  • Eggs laid on Good Friday will turn into diamonds if they were kept for 100 years

In addition, some people also get their eggs blessed by god before eating them. Some followers also paint the eggs red to symbolize the blood that Jesus shed three days before on the cross. This symbol of fertility and new life goes way back for those who follow Christianity. However, the origin is discreet. eggs are painted red to symbolize the blood that Jesus shed on the cross.  

How to make icing sugar Easter Eggs?

Easter is more enjoyable for those with a sweet tooth ‘cause when it’s sweet as sugar, everything is nice! You can now ditch the iced sugar Easter eggs from the market and bake them yourself. Although there are multiple methods to do so, here’s the easiest one for you.

Make Sugar Easter Eggs

  1. Add sugar to a large bowl and mix it with water gradually. Make sure to add less water as possible to make the sugar consistency thick. 
  2. Keep your egg molds dry and coat them with a little cornflour to avoid sticking.
  3. Press the sugar mixture across the mold to an even thickness. Try avoiding making it too thick otherwise, they’ll be too hard to eat.
  4. Flatten the egg half’s edges in the mold to ensure they stick together.
  5. Let them dry for almost 24 hours. The more time you give the eggs to dry, the easel they’ll come off the mold.
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When your sugar Easter eggs are dried out, you can decorate them with chocolate, sprinklers, or as you like. The process might be egg-hausting, but it’s all worth it!

Why do we hide Easter Eggs?

Easter traditions are fun, especially the little games where people hide Easter eggs and get Easter bunny treats. The holy day is a family time to hunt for the Easter egg. If you find an Easter egg anywhere, thank a bunny and take the prize within. Actually, the story goes way back to when Christian missionaries hid the painted Easter eggs for women and children to find. Their motto was to make the children familiar with the biblical paintings on the eggs and stories related to them. In a nutshell, it was a learning technique for little ones. However, finding an Easter egg now is more of a treasure hunt and getting surprised at the end. Anyway, the tradition still lives within us!

Easter Eggs