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Hard-Boiled Eggs and Jello Eggs

It isn't Easter without a few colorful eggs, whether the hard-boiled or fruit-flavored gelatin variety.

Here are easy methods for preparing two very different types of eggs.

Hard-Cooked Eggs

Hard-cooked eggs come out perfectly with this four-step process:

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring water to a rolling boil; immediately turn off heat. (Don’t let the eggs continue to boil. Sulfur compounds in the yolk turn an ugly shade of green when eggs are exposed to high heat.)
  3. Cover the pan; let eggs stand in the hot water for 14 minutes (small eggs) to 17 minutes (extra large eggs).
  4. Drain eggs and cool in ice water. Refrigerate hard-boiled eggs for up to one week.

Gelatin Eggs

Although you can blow out the insides of fresh eggs, dry them, and fill them with flavored gelatin, special molds yield the best and safest results. Look for them in supermarkets or drugstores.

  1. Clean molds and brush lightly with oil or spray very lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Snap molds shut and place them in an empty egg carton with the fill holes facing up.
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May 31, 2010 1:18 am
I would loke this recipe with the Gelatin molds? Can u five it to me?
Jan. 5, 2011 12:52 am
Putting salt in the water helps with the peeling. My daughter in law showed me a trick to make peeling easier and my 3 year old grand daughter and I used it and it works. Not good if your a germ fraidy cat. You crack one end and remove small amount. Then you blow on it and it will loosen the shell. My 3 year old grand daughter peeled six this way and they came out good.
Feb. 12, 2012 1:08 pm
babyblueyes : re Gelatin Molds .... Make your jello up double strength - ie two packets of jello to 1 pint water and pour into the prepared plastic jello egg molds. Leave to set and open CAREFULLY!! Good luck !!
Mar. 26, 2012 7:02 am
JELL-O EGG JIGGLERS Creamy Egg Mold 2-1/2cups boiling water (Do not add cold water.) 2pkg. (8-serving size each) JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor 1cup cold milk 1pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla or Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding make it WIPE inside of both sides of egg mold and along rims lightly with oil, using paper towel. (Or, spray mold lightly with cooking spray.) Close mold, matching up the rims of the egg halves. Snap each of the 6 individual egg halves together until each of the 6 eggs are firmly sealed. Inspect each egg to make sure it is closed and sealed. Place mold, fill-side up, on tray. STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 3 min. until completely dissolved. Cool 30 min. at room temperature. POUR milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 1 min. Add to gelatin; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Pour into measuring cup with pour spout. Immediately pour into mold through fill-holes until each egg is filled
Apr. 1, 2012 4:14 pm
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Jun. 11, 2012 3:22 pm
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