Sunday, April 16, 2017
Eggs & Whips
Happy Easter, Sunday!
If you haven't done so yet, dye those eggs and prepare your pomlázka for tomorrow's
whippings gentle whippings.
In the Czech culture, today is a day to prepare for Easter Monday festivities, for Easter Monday trumps Easter Sunday.
So I tried to be all Martha Stewart last night and dyed my eggs in a manner I have never even seen before, and it was SO. MUCH. *$@#*&%. FUN. Not only that, it was super fast (cause who wants to be dying eggs for hours) and the color took way better than dipping an egg in a cup of dye and staring at it for minutes. I highly suggest it to all of you who have yet to dye those eggs. I may find myself dying eggs at random times throughout the year now simply because I want to shove my hands in shaving cream and slosh them around. Don't judge.
And don't even think about not dying eggs...or you will die.
Here is the video I somehow stumbled upon...
So good. So, so good.
Here are my eggs. I recommend you watch the entire video, unlike myself. I didn't leave the dyed shaving cream on my eggs for a while, just wiped them off straight away. What can I say, I'm like a 6-year-old on Christmas morning tearing through presents. Bur nevertheless, I like the pastel-color look they got.
And I won't die.
My next attempt, this guy:
I did't bake a Mazanec (gasp!), so am hoping that if I bake a Beránek, that all will be forgiven by the Superstitious Gods.
Here's a recipe in case you want to try your hand at Beranek
Men & boys... get your pomlázka ready for tomorrow! Traditionally made from braided pussy willow, but if said pussy willow is not available, be creative. And, go!