This is something I have been meaning to try for some time, so when I saw Monika’s post from Sweet Sensation, I had to give it a try. There are so many combinations you can try that you are bound to have at least a couple of them at home. Please check out her posting (link above) for the directions, proportions and ingredients (The main text is in Croatian – scroll down for English). For more colour combos check out this link as well.
Note: I used blueberries (blue), a combination of raspberries, cranberries and wine (red), onion skins, expired saffron (I wouldn’t use it unless it was expired, because it’s quite expensive) and paprika (orange) and swiss chard (green), black tea (rust).
The swiss chard did not work at all. The intital raspeberry combo didn’t turn out, so I dumped out half and poured in more red wine, which seemed to do the trick; however, it did not produce red – more of a pale pink. The orange combo works very well and so does blueberries. Black tea (I used 3 bags in 2 cups of water) produces a good colour too.