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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bento Bunnies

If you are at all into snacks as much as my friends and I are, bento box treats may be up your alley.  This Easter, Tara and I molded ourselves some bento eggs; which are fun, easy, and oh so tasty!


In order to create some cute hard boiled bento style eggs, you will need:

*small/medium eggs
*appropriate sized pot with a lid
*bento molds, which can be found here or here.
*A bowl of ice water

The eggs can be hard boiled as usual.  Place the eggs in the pot and cover them with cool tap water until they are fully submerged.  Throw in a pinch of salt, and place the pot over heat and bring to a boil.  Be sure to stir the eggs as they are brought to a boil to ensure that the yolks don't settle to one side of the egg.  Once the water is brought to a rolling boil, turn the heat off and cover for ten minutes.

      
Once the eggs have cooked for ten minutes, peel them straight out of the pot. They will be pretty warm to the touch, but it's important for them to still be warm so that they will take the shape of the mold.  You can also add some cool tap water to the pot to make this less of a masochistic experience.  Once the egg is peeled, place it into the mold you've selected (may take some gentle persuasion, depending on the size of the egg/mold) and place the mold into your bowl of ice water.





After about 20 minutes in the ice bath, you can unhinge the molds to reveal your adorable bento box eggs!  These are definitely an apropos Easter activity, but I say make them all year round.  Nothing makes snacking more fun than food in fun shapes! 





Bento Bunny

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