Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tutorial: Eggs and Molds

As I mentioned in my last post, here is a quick tutorial for making the little molded eggs I sometimes include in Willow's lunches.

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You will need an egg (I prefer large for the best fit) and one egg mold. You can find these egg molds on Amazon, ebay and many other sites or at your local Asian store if yer lucky. They usually come in packs of two. Shapes include: bunny, car, star, heart and even Hello Kitty :)

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First step is boiling the egg. As you can see here, I have two eggs in the pan. This is because one usually breaks on me so I wisely have a cover! If neither break, I leave one in the refrigerator to eat later.

So make sure the egg is boiled and then (tricky part) peel while still hot. The easiest way I find to do this is to run the cold faucet and every now and then dip the egg under while I'm peeling to cool slightly. You want the egg to be as smooth as possible for best appearance so take care doing this.

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Once it's peeled, place the hot egg into your chosen egg mold and snap the lid shut.

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Soak your egg and mold in a bowl of water for about 15 minutes (or overnight, depending on when you need it). I like to then put the bowl of water in the refrigerator or throw some ice in for extra coldness. This helps set the egg into it's shape.

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Open the lid and voila! Trim off any rough edges if necessary with some kitchen scissors. I never usually have to do this.

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To make them even cuter you could color in the features with food-safe markers. Just be sure to do a better job than I did the last time I tried!

ooh wouldn't these make the best stocking stuffers?

23 comments:

Eschelle said...

BEST stocking stuffers!!

kitten said...

WOW. Didn't know these egg molds existed before! Thanks! I'm gonna get me some! :)

Sugary Flower said...

This is SO cool! I Want One. Or Two. Or Six.

Naomi said...

Cute! i have a spiderman egg mold for kyle but have not used it yet! excuse my lack of comment lately been sooo busy but i have been reading ;o)

love ya!

Kelly said...

They make egg molds?! How have I never heard of these before?!

Kelly Polizzi said...

Kelly, they are from Japan. So you can be forgiven lol

Kelly Polizzi said...

Nay, I didnt know there were Spiderman egg molds! Awesome, I'll have to get one for Ryder for when he's a big boy :)

Miss you girlie. Hope you are doing OK and the move is going smoothly.

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Ashley said...

I had no idea these existed either! So cute!

nottwins said...

Found you on the Friday blog hop. This is such a cute idea! I'm off to Amazon to shop for egg molds :)

Jill said...

Happy Friday! Thanks for the tutorial, I really need to buy those egg molds. I'm a new follower.

Jill
http://meetthedubiens.blogspot.com/

Jenni Price Illustration said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I just added them to my Amazon wish list.

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

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Happy saturday!

Sarah

Kelly Polizzi said...

You're welcome Jenni! Hope you post pics of your eggies too! :b (I can't be alone in my craziness!)

Erinsgobragh said...

Too cute! Ok I gotta get this little gadget lol!

Melly said...

I love this!
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booturtle said...

I've been wanting to do this forever. I need to get some of these egg molds.

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the agniels said...

these egg molds are great! i can't wait to make fun food for our little one!

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Kristy said...

This is my first time on your blog so I just wanted to say hi! That egg mold are is adorable!!! I have the pickiest 6 year old so maybe this will convince her to give eggs a try! :)

KidsDreamWork said...

I'm always having problem trying to peel the egg and get a smooth surface while it is still hot! :)
Shall try the technique - peel it under running cold faucet!

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Anonymous said...

when I was a kid somebody gave our family this contraption that will press a hard boilied egg into a square shape. It's fun to make deviled eggs with them because they don't roll all over the plate. I like the idea of using other molds.

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