Marble Eggs


  • eggs
  • water
  • food colouring

how to make marble eggs recipe



  1. Prepare hard boiled eggs.
  2. Crack the shell but do not remove it.
  3. Place eggs back in the pot and simmer for 30-40 minutes in the same water water with addition of food colouring.
  4. Let them cool down before peeling.


Those eggs are great for Easter, instead of traditional eggs.

They would also make fun lunch box item.

For more traditional look try soy sauce or black tea to colour the eggs.

You could also use natural colourings such as beetroot juice.

Your thoughts…

  1. My daughter would have loved these in her lunchbox back in the day!

  2. That is so pretty. My mom used to make marbled eggs for me. I make marbled eggs for myself sometimes but I make a “grown-up” version with tea and herbs.

  3. we usually do this marble egg in curry. it looks pretty!! yours look colourful!

  4. These are So cute !!

    Rosie x

  5. Hi!

    Lovely eggs!

    They boil eggs with tea to give the marble look in China, and it is called “tea egg”. A bit more natural way to give the colour :)

  6. Thank you for all your comment.
    That is very interesting, I have to try it some time.
    I was thinking of making it more natural way, I tried soy sauce but effect was not too good.

  7. so cute! i saw the picture on tastespotting and thought maybe they would be chocolate, but this is nearly as good. adorable.

  8. I love the blue you picked to colour the eggs with – so beautiful. I’ve only ever had tea eggs before – the ones with oolong tea, soy and spices.

  9. Thank you, thank you :)

    You can also use onion shells to colour them reddish-brown like in this post: Traditional Polish Easter Eggs Dyed in Onion Shells

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