In case you hadn’t noticed, bread making is seriously trending. As a child, my Mum used to bake fresh wholewheat bread for us every week. Loaves for toast in the morning and rolls to take to school in our packed lunches. How lucky were we? It wasn’t until later in life that I appreciated the time, love and energy she put into this weekly ritual. When I eventually had kids of my own, I started to fully understand my Mum’s drive to ensure her kids were consuming as few preservatives as possible. To be honest, I think my Mum was a little ahead of her time on that one. But one thing that hasn’t changed, is the fact that we still don’t really know what’s in those commercially made sliced loaves of bread. Why is it they can last for weeks on end without going mouldy? The mind boggles.
Now, in my 40’s, I understand the cathartic, almost meditative process of making bread with your very own hands.
There’s something about the mixing, kneading and proving process that exercises your patience, encourages you to slow your pace down a little, and then when you pop that fresh, oven-warm, buttered bread in your mouth, well, frankly, there’s nothing quite like it!
But there’s no denying bread making is an effort. It requires time from your already overloaded schedule. For that very reason, not a crumb, a slice or a badly sawn-off chunk (usually hacked by your bread-knife wielding child), should be wasted. What’s the best way to ensure that your precious home baked bread stays fresh for as long as possible? Wrap it in one of our Bread Wraps of course.
Designed to be large enough to wrap the ‘Big Daddy’ of all loaves, this glorious 40cm x 50cm piece of waxed cloth, will extend the life of your homemade bread by three to four days.
Made from organic cotton, beeswax, tree resin and organic coconut oil (that’s all we’re telling you, the rest is a closely guarded secret!).
Beeswax bread wraps or beeswax papers, as they are sometimes known, are food safe and reusable for up to two years.
Bread wraps work by creating a second, breathable skin around the food you are covering.
Simply wrap your bread like a birthday present – only, forget the sticky-tape and string – the warmth of your hands is all that’s needed to make the wrap stick together and create an airtight seal around your bread.
To demonstrate how easy it is, here’s a clip of my 6-year-old son proficiently wrapping a loaf of homemade bread in his favourite ‘Pears’ Bread Wrap. No danger of little fingers getting caught in lids or seals here! In short, beeswax bread wraps simplify bread storage.
So, if you’ve been bitten by the bread making bug, but horrified by how quickly your hard work goes stale, invest in a Big Daddy Wrap, it’s the bakers’ gift that will keep on giving for 2 years plus.