Saturday, November 14, 2009

waxing poetic

waxing cheeses this morning
two rounds i hope will marble blue

the process is simple
melt your wax in a double boiler
i re-use a food can set atop two canning rings in a shallow pot of water
the wax melts

paint the wax onto the rounds
thin layer over thin layer over thin layer
until your cheese rounds are thoroughly sealed

- notes -
  • it is important to use the double boiler method to melt your wax as it is a flammable product and may catch fire
  • keep a small paint brush specifically for this purpose of cheese waxing. then store the brush with unused wax in the melting can together.
  • do not melt the wax in a pan you wish to use for cooking - the wax is difficult to remove/clean - i learned the hard way.
  • DO NOT pour used wax down the sink - you will be very sorry and may have to pay big bucks to clean out your plumbing - the moral to this story - don't do it

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