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Spooky Spiderweb Eggs

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These soft-boiled eggs couldn’t be easier as a Halloween recipe… and they look scarily good with their black spiderweb effect! All you need is two ingredients and 30 minutes. Easy!

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Spooky Spiderweb Eggs

PREP TIME
5 minutes
COOK TIME
25 minutes
SERVES
8
Ingredients

8 large fresh eggs

6 tsp black food colouring gel

Steps
Step 1

Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Once boiling, gently place eggs into the water with a spoon and cook for 6 minutes. Once the timer goes off, place eggs straight into a bowl of cold or iced water to stop them from cooking further and to cool them down completely.

Step 2

Meanwhile, empty the saucepan and refill it to two-thirds capacity with water. Bring water to the boil, then turn off the heat. Add the black dye gel (you want it nice and dark), then give the water a stir to ensure it’s dissolved.

Step 3

Remove an egg from the ice bath and, using the back of a teaspoon, crack the shell all over without breaking into the skin (small cracks are ok). Add to the dye mix then repeat with remaining eggs.

Step 4

Leave eggs submerged in the black mix for 20 minutes. Peel the eggs (it’s a good idea to wear plastic gloves for this part!) to reveal the spiderweb pattern inside.

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Notes:

– Serve these as part of a Halloween themed party food or Halloween bento box with Jack O’Lantern Rice Balls and Mummy Dogs.

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