How to make colorful spaghetti for children using only natural dyes? Now we will share an incredibly simple recipe that will be useful for parents whose children love magic and unicorns.
This prescription tutorial will not only help to make colorful spaghetti, but will also be a great meal for children’s holidays. We remind you that for this original dish we will use only natural dyes, so that such “spaghetti from unicorn” can be safely given to babies.
If you want to give your children ideas about what to give to them together with colorful spaghetti, we offer recipes for spaghetti sauces for children, as well as recipes for meatballs and meatballs for children.
Colourful spaghetti recipes for children do not use artificial dyes, so you will need them for magic:
- Light or white spaghetti
- Red cabbage
- Lime or lemon juice
How to make colorful spaghetti for children
Begins with our main component, purple cabbage. It should be boiled in a saucepan with water for about five minutes. The amount of water and the amount of time spaghetti is in it will determine their color – how rich it will be in blue.
The next step is to turn off the fire and add spaghetti. You can take the usual light spaghetti, but for the effect of magic especially good funchosis – glass Chinese noodles.
Leave spaghetti in colored water for 5-10 minutes, depending on the depth of the desired color. Remove and place on a plate.
These spaghetti are soaked in a saucepan half filled with water.
To obtain a darker colour, the spaghetti must absorb all the water.
The final touch is magic. We will turn the beautiful blue spaghetti into fairy-tale, colorful unicorn spaghetti.
For this we need lime or lemon. Start squeezing out the juice by spraying it over the spaghetti and something incredible will start to happen before your eyes – from blue they will turn into pink.
As it works: natural dyes on the example of multicolored spaghetti
Red cabbage contains a pigment called anthocyanine, which is known to change color when it comes into contact with something acidic or alkaline.
This makes purple cabbage an indicator of whether the product contains acid or alkali.
If you cook a few slices of purple cabbage in a small amount of water, you get a beautiful blue hue. If you increase the cooking time a little bit, you will get a chic purple color. After adding acid (citric or lime juice) to the blue spaghetti, the pigment from the purple cabbage begins to react to it and becomes bright pink.
If you want to turn purple into blue or green, you will need to add some alkali, such as soda. This is exactly what happened to the sushi in the picture.
Spaghetti’s ideas for colourful spaghetti
Spaghetti can be combined with anything – it can be satai sauce with vegetables or curry, stewed vegetables or spaghetti can be part of a magic macaroni salad or lunch in a jar that you can take with you to work. Adults can be served multicoloured spaghetti with falafel and kimchi. Here are some photos for inspiration.
So now you know the recipe for making colorful spaghetti for kids, dare to brag about your food on social networks, because “unicorn” spaghetti is made to collect likes in an installagram.