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!
8 large fresh eggs
6 tsp black food colouring gel
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.
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.
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.
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.