Red Eggs For Greek Easter
At Easter time, we always dye our eggs red. The colour red symbolises the blood of Jesus Christ as he was crucified on the cross and the egg represents the sealed tomb in which He was placed in.
Traditionally, red eggs are only prepared on Holy Thursday or Holy Saturday. It is forbidden to prepare the eggs (or do any cooking/ house work) on Good Friday.
After Church on Saturday night, we all go home (or to yiayia's house) for a feast of food and play a game with the red eggs. The aim of the game is to crack someone else's egg with your egg. The game of cracking is called tsougrisma and it symbolizes the breaking open of the tomb of Jesus and his resurrection from the dead.
Two eggs ‘crack' together and the winner is the one who does not crack.
Our kids love playing this game!
The recipe for boiled eggs is exclusively featured the Easter Collection Ebook. For that reason, the quantities and steps are not listed in this blog post. However we have provided a list of ingredients to help you with your shopping list and meal planning (especially helpful if you use the paprika recipe app).
Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make this recipe. The quantities and steps are not published on this blog post because this recipe is featured in our cookbook The Easter Collection.
- packet dye (red or colour of choice)
THERMOMIX COOKING NOTES
- A special dye for colouring eggs is required for this recipe. It is available from most continental delis.
- For flower or leaf decal, put an egg into a piece of stocking. Tie a very tight knot to hold everything in position before colouring the dye.
- Decorate eggs with stickers, diamantes or use a mix of colours.
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