So you’re making a batch of bread at home and need to let it rise under plastic. You could tear off a whole new sheet of plastic wrap, or you could wrap the bowl in a plastic grocery bag: these both work just fine. But my secret weapon is the humble hotel-provided complimentary shower cap.
It’s elastic, so it snaps right over the bowl. You’re probably not going to actually use it as a shower cap. It can be used over and over and over. And if you don’t stay in hotels often (couch surfers represent!), a word to the family and friends network can reward you with shower caps from all over the world.
Full disclosure: like many things bread-related, I learned this trick from my mom. Hi mom!