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Today’s Christmas eggs recipe comes from Jane Payne of Christmas is my Business
. It looks very Christmassy, is easy to make, healthy, and great for ‘bring a plate’ events. You could even leave some of these Christmas eggs out for Santa’s snack
on Christmas Eve!
Jane’s Christmas devilled eggs
I love entertaining and playing the hostess. Any excuse for a morning tea, I say!
I like to make things easy for myself and cook/prepare/freeze ahead as much as possible. Simple but delicious is my watchword.
Those who know me also know I LOVE Christmas…
So these are Christmas devilled eggs. So easy and your guests will absolutely love them.
Plus, even people who say they can’t cook can make these tasty morsels.
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- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp red food colour
- 1 tsp green food colour
- salt & pepper
- chilli powder
- Heinz salad cream
- Sprinkle of paprika
- optional strips red and green capsicum (decoration)
- optional sprigs of parsley
- Let eggs come to room temperature.
- Place eggs in cold water in saucepan and slowly bring to boil. Boil for 7 minutes.
- As soon as they’re ready, plunge into very cold water until the eggs have cooled. I find that this method makes for easy peeling.
- Peel the eggs.
- You now need red and green food colouring. Put half the eggs in a bowl with red and the other half with green food colouring and let them sit for a while so the eggs can soak up some colour.
- When ready, place the eggs on paper towel to dry.
- Carefully cut the eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out the yoke into a bowl. Add salt, pepper, chilli flakes, mustard to your own taste).
- Finally, add my secret ingredient, that’ll give it tang, Heinz Salad Cream.
- Mix all together to a thickened cream consistency, then add to a piping bag (or a plastic bag with the tip cut off).
- Pipe some of the mixture into the hollow of each egg half.
- Add a sprig of something for decoration, sprinkle with a tad of paprika and lay them out on a wreath of lettuce.
- If you want, you can form a bow for your 'wreath' of eggs with slices of red or green capsicum.
When I have friends over, I never have any leftover devilled eggs.
You can dye the eggs other colours for other occasions.
Heinz Salad Cream is sold in the major supermarkets. If you’re a Pom you’ll already be familiar with this tasty salad cream, If you’re in the UK no worries; if you're in America, I’m not sure if you can get it.
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