Saturday, April 16, 2011

How To: Hollow Easter Eggs

With Easter right around the corner, knowing how to blow an egg is essential to avoid having a massive amount of hard boiled eggs and potentially losing one during the Easter Egg Hunt! Before yesterday, I had never attempted to blow an egg as I thought it was going to be too difficult, but I was proven wrong. Just follow these steps and you will have ready-for-decorating eggs in no time at all.

In order to blow an egg with ease you will need a pin (I used a "T" pin), toothpick, a rubber ear syringe (found at drug stores), and of course, some raw eggs. The steps are as follows:
Securely holding your egg over a bowl, take your pin and poke a hole at the bottom of an egg. For this step, you will want to find a balance between being slow and delicate and having enough force. Once you have poked a small hole, widen it a little bit by turning the pin while it is inside the egg. Once your hole is about the size of a pencil eraser, flip the egg over. Repeat this step and make a hole on the top of the egg, slightly smaller than your last hole.
Holding the egg right-side-up, use a toothpick to break up the yolk inside of your egg. To do this, simply insert the toothpick into your egg and turn it inside of the egg. Do this for about 10 seconds. After this step, you may start to see a bit of egg escaping out of the bottom.
Now, take your ear syringe and place it on the top hole of the egg and squeeze. Before releasing, move your syringe away from your egg. Now you can release the syringe allowing air to go back into the syringe. (If you let go of the syringe over your egg, some of the egg's contents may be sucked inside of the syringe.) This step will force the egg's contents into the bowl below. Repeat this step until the egg is empty.
Finally, rinse out your eggshell with your faucet. That's it!

I promise that this is not as daunting as it seems. Once you try it, you will not be hard boiling all of your Easter eggs again :)

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