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Heart Shaped Eggs for "Inspire Your Heart With Art Day"
Inspire Your Heart - Make Heart Shaped Eggs
January 31st is "Inspire Your Heart with Art Day" and what better way to celebrate than to fire up your creative side and make your own heart-shaped eggs. It won't be hard to inspire your heart with these DIY ors-d'oeuvres and family and friends will love you for it.
These little creations will be the piÃÂ¨ce de rÃÂ©sistance, the talk of the table and you can easily make them yourself with no mess or fuss. And the best part is you can make these little beautys not just for "Inspire Your Heart with Art Day" but for any occasion when you need to add that special little touch to say how much you care.
Give your loved ones a little boost and surprise them with a work of your genius. You'll be proud of your achievement and will learn a new way to decorate your table. I have also provided a safe and sure recipe filling for your convenience but you don't have to stick to my recipe. Use your mother's filling or inspire yourself and make your own! Excited? Let's get started then!
Photo Credit: All photos by Arnaud S.
January 31st is "Inspire Your Heart with Art" Day!
Inspire your heart! Make Heart Shaped Eggs for "Inspire Your Heart with Art" Day!
Heart shaped eggs with a Twist
Heart shaped eggs are easy to make and there is no end to the creativity that can be had with it. From Valentines Day gifts to a Happy Birthday breakfast surprise, these heart shaped eggs are perfect for any occasion! As a twist, I've included my mom's simple but famous devilled eggs recipe as a filling for the heart shaped eggs. Are you ready? Roll up your sleeves then and let's get started!
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If you would like to replace the yellow yolk centers with a devilled egg filling here's a fail safe recipe my mother used to make.
- hard-cooked eggs
- Dijon mustard
- tabasco sauce
- Once the eggs are fully cooked, carefully peel, cut in half and remove the yolks. Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, paprika and a drop of the ketchup with the yellow yolks, mashing thoroughly with a fork. If you like it tangy you can add a touch of tabasco sauce. Refill the heart shaped eggs with the devilled eggs filling. Enjoy!
How to Make Heart Shaped Eggs. Things you'll need.
To make heart shaped eggs you'll need a few simple household items.
A piece of cardboard - I used a coffee cup.
A dowel or rounded stick - I used a chopstick
2 rubber bands
You can substitute any of these items with your own items!
*Instead of a coffee cup use a milk. juice or cereal carton.
*If you don't have a chopstick you can use a skewer, small dowel or even a stiff straw.
*You can replace rubber bans with string or ribbon.
I encourage you to be creative, that's what will make your heart shaped eggs unique and even more special for "Inspire Your Heart With Art Day!"
Boil an egg for a minute or two
Put the egg in some water and boil it for a minute or two so that it will be good and hard.
Cut the coffee cup in half
Cut the coffee cup in half (lengthwise) with a knife or scissors.
Remove the bottom of the coffee cup only keeping the side.
Carefully remove the circular bottom of the cup. Here you can see how it should look.
Fold the sides of the coffee cup in half
Discard the bottom of the cup. Fold the sides in half so it will look like this. If you are using a milk or juice carton the same process applies. All you really need is a rectangle of cardboard folded in half.
Shell the hard boiled egg and place it still warm in the middle of the fold.
Shell the still warm egg carefully and place it in the folded half of the cardboard. Try not to let the egg get cold. The warmer the egg the less chance it will have of cracking and the easier it will be to take the shape of the carton.
Place the chopstick on top of the egg pressing down firmly but gently.
Now place the skewer or chopstick on top of the egg and press down firmly but gently. This will create an impression on the egg.
Wrap a rubber band around the coffee cup and stick to hold it in place
Secure both the stick and the cardboard at both ends using the ribbon or rubber bands.
Do this with both ends of the cup
Check to make sure the stick is pressing down on the egg without cracking it. Let stand for about 5 minutes or place in the refrigerator to speed things up.
Removing the egg from the cup - the heart shape is evident
Your egg, upon cooling, will take on the shape of a heart. This is caused by the indentation forced on the top of the egg by the stick and and the "V" fold of the cardboard cup on it's bottom.
Cut the egg in half from the top of the indentation
Cutting the egg in half will reveal the heart shape!
You now have 2 heart shaped eggs all ready to show
Each egg will give you 2 heart shapes. Make as many eggs as needed!
Place in a bowl or plate and decorate to taste
You can decorate your heart shaped eggs to taste. If you like, you can use the devilled eggs recipe above or make your own secret recipe for the filling. Be creative and inspire your heart!
Simple heart shaped eggs ready to inspire your loved ones!
Inspire the hearts of all your family and friends with your own heart shaped eggs!
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