Silk-Tie Easter Eggs
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2006
- Cut silk into a square (or a piece) large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
- Wrap a raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Silk can still be used if it doesn't fit perfectly around egg.
- Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of white sheet, pillowcase, or old tablecloth and secure tightly with a twist-tie.
- Place the egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. Fill pot with water to cover eggs completely. Then, add three tablespoons of white vinegar.
- Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes (longer if you plan on eating the eggs).
- Remove eggs from water with tongs or spoon and let cool.
- Remove silk from cooled egg.
- For shiny eggs, wipe with vegetable oil after completing step 7.
- Small- to medium-size raw eggs
- Glass or enamel pot
- Silk ties, blouses, or boxers, cut into pieces large enough to cover an egg
- White sheets (or pillowcases or old tablecloths), cut into pieces to cover silk-wrapped eggs
- Twist ties
- 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
- Warm water
- Vegetable oil
- Paper towels
- Tongs or spoon
Silk goods such as ties, blouses, and boxers can be purchased at rummage sales or thrift stores. Silk can be reused on eggs.
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