My Oma always made Easter eggs the way she learned to do it in the Ukraine – paint the egg with wax, then dye it in onion skin water. The eggs have a nice brown colour, with the bright white design. I didn’t have the right tool for painting the wax on, so I did the Elementary School teacher trick – wrap it in rubber bands. Not quite traditional, but it looks pretty! This one is pictured along with chocolate eggs and Easter Paska.
What you need:
rubber bands (or the thingy to paint the wax on)
brown skins from several onions
What you do:
1. Boil the onion skins in a small post of water for about 20 minutes. Remove the skins.
2. Wrap the eggs with the rubber bands.
3. Place the eggs in the pot of onion-skin water. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Leave the lid on and let it sit for 13 minutes. Put them in a bowl of cold water to cool them, then dry them off and show them off.
Voila! Oma’s Easter eggs!