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How to: Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter

decorated easter eggEvery year at Easter Mom’s fret about having enough hard boiled eggs to color for all the kids (including the big ones)

You know the drill you try to limit it to six for each person and then 4 of your dozen crack while boiling, 1 leaks out and makes a mess all over all the other eggs, you send your hubby to the store on Easter Saturday, possibly THE BIGGEST nightmare day ever… (other than when the weatherman here in Colorado says we are expecting a blizzard).

He comes how a little beat up with another dozen eggs, and you start the process all over again. What are you doing wrong??

 L.A. Times Test Kitchen and Food Editor Russ Parsons tells us:

How to make perfect hard boiled eggs…

“Place the eggs in a pan just big enough to hold them in a single layer. Cover them with cold water and bring them to a rolling boil. Cook for one minute, then remove them from the heat. When the water has cooled enough that you can put your hand in (about 20 minutes), the eggs will be perfectly cooked.”

This method avoids not only the cracking in the pan because of the single layer, you also avoid overcooking which is what leads to the nasty sulphur smell and the not so attractive green ring around the yellow yolk.

Try this method of preparing hard boiled eggs this Easter and see if it works for you.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter

Recipe Type: Holiday
Author: Chrissy Morin
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 6
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs are easy
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 2 quarts of water
Instructions
  1. Place the eggs in a pan just big enough to hold them in a single layer. Cover them with cold water and bring them to a rolling boil.
  2. Cook for 1 minute after the water has boiled.
  3. Remove them from the heat.
  4. Let water cool. about 20 minutes

How to: Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter

How to: Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 2 quarts of water

Instructions

  1. Place the eggs in a pan just big enough to hold them in a single layer. Cover them with cold water and bring them to a rolling boil.
  2. Cook for one minute.
  3. Remove them from the heat.
  4. Let water cool. about 20 minutes
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How cute are these Easter Bunny Butt Cookies from Pillsbury??

Easter Bunny Butt Cookies
Bunny Butt Cookies

hese cute bunny butt cookies are sure to become a Easter favorite.

Ingredients

    • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 container (12 oz) fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting
    • Pink gel food color, if desired
    • 22 miniature marshmallows
    • Assorted size candy sprinkles

Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.Remove plastic wrap. Cut cookie dough into 33 slices. Cut 11 slices into 4 equal wedges; shape each wedge into ovals for bunny feet. Place cookie dough slices and bunny feet on ungreased cookie sheet.Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.In medium microwavable bowl, stir frosting and 1 to 3 drops pink food color until well blended. Microwave uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds or until soft but not translucent.
To make bunny butt, frost 1 whole cookie slice and 2 bunny feet with frosting. Place bunny feet on bottom of cookie as shown in photo. Place 1 marshmallow in center of each cookie for tail. Decorate bunny paws with candy sprinkles. Repeat with remaining cookie slices and bunny feet.

See more tips here.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hmm I had no idea you could only cook them for only a minute. I always cook them for way longer but they seem to turn out fine too. Great tip! Might save me some time next year.

    • Clumsy Gourmet Recipes says

      I use to cook them too long too! But FIVE minutes not one :) It really does help them not to crack too.

    • Clumsy Gourmet Recipes says

      Did you do just a single layer and let them sit in the hot water for the full 20 minutes?