When I was asked recently to share my tips for storing food in beeswax wraps, I realized there’s one I haven’t mentioned. It’s the method I use to cleanly wrap halves of avocados, lemons, tomatoes or mangos. I’m calling it the dumpling method – when it’s wrapped up, that’s just what it looks like.
I lay the wrap down in a diamond shape and place the food cut side up in the centre. I bring together the top and bottom corners and fold over twice, giving the fold a pinch. I then bring left and right corners over that first fold and pinch.
Beeswax wraps stick best to themselves, not to your food. The dumpling method avoids damaging the food. Here’s the process in pictures.