So you want to know how to blow eggs to decorate for Easter? I know I know I know – Easter is still more than a month away, but it’ll take a while to get a good sized number of eggs together and painting eggs for Easter is the kind of activity that is only worth doing in large batches – whether you’re doing it alone or with a tiny helper.
Opportunity to blow eggs
Make a note of any dishes you’re making that require eggs with the yolk and white all mixed together. We’ve missed pancake day now unfortunately (oops) but omelettes, cakes, scrambled eggs – even the binding element of egg for things like hamburgers – all provide excellent opportunity for a blown egg or two.
You don’t need much. Eggs, obviously. A container to blow the eggs into. A sharp, strong pin or needle – I use a nappy pin (like a large safety pin) as it gives you good leverage and is unlikely to bend. A willing ‘blower’.
Now do the same on the bottom, larger end. Use the tip of the pin to flick away a small portion of the shell so you get a larger hole.
Give it a quick rinse out with some warm water and leave to dry.
Let’s hope I get the chance to do an egg painting tutorial before Easter, but you can always wing it if I don’t!