Red eggs are perhaps the brightest symbol of Greek Easter, representing the blood of Christ and rebirth.
Red eggs are traditionally dyed on Holy Thursday.
Here is a simple method that will make your eggs shiny and bright!
- 12 x eggs
- 1 x sachet of Greek red food dye
- 8 cups of warm water
- 1/2 cup (125ml) white vinegar
- pinch of salt
- oil (for polishing)
- Combine the dye, one cup of warm water and the vinegar in a glass jug or bowl and stir to dissolve the dye. Add the dye mixture to a large saucepan with the remaining water and a pinch of salt.
- Wash the eggs well in cool water and add them to the saucepan in a single layer (or cook in two batches if necessary – if eggs are crowded in the pan they will not colour evenly). Stir occasionally and very gently. Bring water to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, then gently remove the eggs and place under cool water.
- Polish the eggs with a paper cloth and olive oil.