Oma’s Easter Eggs

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:

white eggs

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!

Oma and her family

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