Boiling or Baking? How Do You Prepare Your Easter Eggs?

 To boil or to bake… that is the question! Which way to you prefer to prepare your eggs? I have always boiled our eggs in the years past. Recently, I have heard great things from those who love to eat hard “boiled” eggs cooked in the oven. See the steps of each process below, then please comment back to let everyone know your preference and why! Either way, baked or boiled…kids don’t care, they just love coloring Easter eggs! :) 
To Bake Or Boil
 

Boiling:

1. Fill your pot with cold water. Place the eggs inside the pot and place on the stove.

 

2. Turn the burner on to high heat and watch for the water to boil.

 

3. When the water boils, turn the burner off and place the lid on the pot. Allow the eggs to steam for 15 minutes.

 

4. Finally, pour out half of the water and refill with cold water. Allow the eggs to sit and cool. Remove the eggs from the water when they are cool enough to handle and decorate!

 

Baking:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Once the oven is ready, place the eggs on the top oven rack (between the slots). Place a cookie sheet under the top rack just in case an egg breaks! This will make clean up much easier; better safe than sorry. :)

*A Facebook Fan recently suggested that you place your eggs in a muffin tin so they don’t roll around; what a fantastic idea for baking your eggs! 

2. Bake the eggs for 30 minutes.

3. Once finished, carefully remove the eggs with an oven mitt and place them in a cool pot of water.

4. Finally add ice to the pot once all the eggs are in the water. Allow a few minutes for the cooking process to stop and the eggs to cool.

5. Remove the eggs and decorate!

 

Decorating:

Last year my husband and I choose the “old-fashioned” way of just simply dying the eggs in one or two colors. We did add three tablespoons of vinegar to each color to make brighter colors.  My oldest son was so thrilled to color his eggs that we decided to make it simple last year. Our youngest son was sick and teething so he decided that coloring eggs were not for him this year.
Please share what is your favorite way to decorate your eggs? 
 
 
  
 
PG
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. Wow! I never knew you could bake eggs to “boil” them. How cool! I’m pinning it!

  2. I never heard of baking ‘hard-boiled’ eggs. I’ve always just boiled them. I’ll have to try them in the oven sometime to see how it works. I’m glad I saw your post on the Saturday blog hop!

  3. Baked eggs…say what??!! Who knew?? I’ll have to give it a try. Which method do you think works best for coloring eggs? Do they taste the same?

    • Try it and let me know what you think! :) I do NOT like eggs so I need everyone else to let me know which way turns out better. I just like to decorate eggs!

  4. I heard about making a marble effect with paper towels and rubber bands to dye them. Then you take a tooth brush or scouring pad and rub the surface to get a stone look!

  5. A couple of things I did with Brownies (twenty-four 7 and 8 year olds):
    1. colour on the egg with very light (ideally white) crayons, then dye them. Kind of like Ukrainian Easter Eggs the super easy way.
    2. put dot stickers on the eggs, dye them, add more stickers, dye again, do as many colours as you wish, starting with the lightest colour going toward a dark colour (i.e. yellow, red, black). When you remove the dots, you have cute polka dot eggs.
    3. You can put elastics of different widths around the eggs, either all at once, or so that you get a number of colours as in #2.

  6. I never knew you could bake eggs. I would love for you to come by and share this on Fluster Creative Muster Party. It starts tomorrow at 6pm EST. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings,

    Robin

  7. Yup, you sure can bake them, it is the only way I do it now! I wrote a post about it a while ago: http://www.michellemuckala.com/2012/09/hard-boiled-eggs-in-the-oven.html. I bake mine at 325 and use a muffin pan and will line them with cupcake holders just in case. I have had one crack, and sometimes they get little spots on them. However, once you dye them you don’t see any of it. It’s a MUCH easier process, it is the only way I “hardboil” my eggs now. Then I put them in a bowl, cover it with water, and stick it in the fridge for a few hours. They peel great too!

  8. Stopping by from the Time To Sparkle Link Party. I never knew that you could bake your eggs in the shells. What a fabulous idea. I must try. Pinning this to pinterest. :)

  9. Sarah McDonald says:

    I just tried baking the eggs in a muffin pan and I must say it was pretty wonderful. :-) I even taste tested one and it tastes just like the boiled eggs. I did get brown spots on the shells but I rubbed the eggs down with a paper towel after they cooled and majority of the spots were gone and the rest you could barely see. I am definitely using the baking method again. Thank You! :-)

  10. I can’t believe it but we never got around to making Easter eggs this year! Between everyone taking turns getting sick and going on vacation, we just ran out of time!

    • One year we had such a crazy Easter/Spring Break we didn’t decorate eggs either! There is always next year and your kids might enjoy them even more after a year off! :)

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