Of course tin foil and cling film are very handy! But when you start thinking about the planet they are not very eco-friendly as they are used once before getting thrown away. There are many solutions to avoid using these products. You can buy a range of tupperware tubs (preferably glass) with a lid or make your own waxed cotton coverings yourself that you can use on dishes you have already!
Your own homemade coverings are great as you don’t get in a twist trying to roll it out but most importantly it is reusable! It is also very easy to make and can be used to wrap up a range of food products from your sandwich for lunch to a cake you have just made.
What you need:
- Fabric! Choose a thin cotton that is easy to manipulate after having been transformed.
- Bees wax in tablets or grated (You can grate it yourself)
1) Preheat the oven to 90°C
2) Cut your fabric into pieces. You can make several different types of forms and shapes according to what you need.
3) Place the fabric flat on a work surface and sprinkle the wax on top being as regular as possible. There is no point in putting too much.
4) Place in the oven until the wax begins to melt. This stage is quick thanks to the
size of the wax whether it is in little balls or beads. (3 to 5 minutes).
5) If it does not seem smooth you can add some more wax where the cloth is needing it. Place it back in the oven and use a brush to spread it.
6)Leave to cool!
How to use and maintain it:
This waxed material can be used for any type of covering that you like from your bowls, bread, sandwiches, fruit and already sliced vegetables. However you can not wrap up your meat in this material. If needed you can use the heat of your fingers to give the material the form that you desire!
So that you can clean it, use warm water and a drop of washing up liquid on a sponge. Leave to dry.