Kitchen HACK: How To Peel A Hard-Boiled Egg In 10 Seconds
They come out perfect, every time.
Peeling a hard-boiled egg can go wrong very quickly: shells under nails, chunks of egg strewn everywhere, your counter looking like some kind of eggy battlefield. But there is an easier — and faster — way to get those pesky shells off.
Here's how to do it:
- Hard boil your eggs as usual.
- Once cooked, submerge them in a bowl of cold water or an ice bath, so they don't continue cooking.
- When they've cooled down, submerge them in a jar or bowl of room temperature water. Crack the eggs in the jar, under water, and start peeling. The water will get between the egg and the shell, so the shell will slip right off!
- Enjoy your beautifully-peeled eggs!
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- 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 sticks butter
- 6 eggs
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
- Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
- Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
- Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
- Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
- Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
- Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
- Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
- In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
- Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
- baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
- Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
- Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!