I tried to cook them, and it worked out ok
Not great, but it was my first try afterall.
I used skins from red onions. 4 emptied eggs. One egg i wrapped in nylon, with some onioskin and a star-thingy. Another egg i tried to wrap in skin with a rubberband around it. The rubberbband soon snapped off. hehe
I had vinegar, and some salt(just in case) in the water. and skin from 2-3 medium onions.
First thing I noticed was that the eggs floated on top of the water ... they would not sink (my holes were very small and would not let enough water in).
I put a soupbowl ontop to keep them under water, and that kinda did the trick. Although I would prefer a better solution.
After they had boiled for ... 30-40 minutes, it seemed as if they would not get any more color. So i expermiented more by putting both eggs and the colored water in a jar and put the lid on to force the eggs down in the water. Unfortunatly the jar was a bit small and i broke one egg somewhat.
I left them in there for a while.
When i just couldnt wait anymore to find out how it all turned out, I was amazed how different the color got after the 'after-soak'.
I rubbed some rapeseed-oil on them as a finish.
Here is a picture of the 4 eggs
, from their best side i must add. hehe
My plan next is to dye 8-12 eggs with regular yellow onionskin, as i think the two colors will complement eachother in the basket. Think i will experiment with different techniques.
Id love to learn about your traditions and see pictures of your eggs too
(my posts on mdc always get way longer then planned ...)