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You’ll need

White eggs (this gives the best contrast between the stripe and the colour)

Diluted vinegar

Egg dyes (cold dyes)

Newspaper to protect surfaces

Empty yogurt pots or water glasses

A tablespoon


Cooling rack

Kitchen paper

How it’s done

1. First, boil the eggs that have been cleaned with diluted vinegar and keep them warm in the cooking water.

2. Now select a few different colours and pour some dye into the glasses (one colour per glass). Then add some water. As the eggs are not to be dyed all over, use less dye and water than for a complete dye bath.

3. Next, take an egg that is still warm, dip it to about halfway in the dye, and wait a few minutes. Dab with kitchen paper and leave to dry on the cooling rack.

4. Now it’s time for the other end. Dip the undyed end of the egg into the dye. This can be the same shade or a different one of course. Simply combine colours any way you like.

5. When the colour is the right strength, take the egg out of the dye bath, dab it with kitchen paper, and leave to dry on the cooling rack.

6. The colour and stripes look particularly attractive if you rub a little cooking oil onto the eggs at the end.

Whether they’re used to add variety to the Easter basket or simply on the breakfast table—eggs with racing stripes will certainly go down well!