If you're a parent of a picky eater, you know that there is little we won't do to entice our children to try 'new' foods. My 7 year old daughter considered corn on the cob a new food until very recently. She has never eaten a hot dog and thinks chocolate is "yucky." Egg molds were another in a long list of creative attempts to appeal to her sense of adventure. (They also make fun Play Doh presses!)
To use the molds, very simply: place peeled, hard cooked eggs into the mold while still warm, lock and chilled in cool water for a few minutes.
Fresh eggs can be a challenge to peel but using the technique here, it's a breeze: Steam eggs for 15 minutes, then plunge into an ice bath momentarily and peel. The egg needs to be warm when placed into the mold, so don't leave the eggs in ice water for more than a moment.
Submerge mold in cold water for several minutes to set the shape.
Remove from mold and trim white if necessary.
|Being a VW owner, I'm partial to this shape.|