Tips:Banana leaves are porous and do tend to leak. To prevent this, you can try doubling the thickness of your boats (cutting out two rectangles for each boat). Or, line each boat with a little wax paper, tin foil, or parchment paper. Personally, I accept the leaking as part of the deal (always placing the boats within a container or on a baking sheet if using them for cooking). If I'm serving guests, I will make extra boats and tranfer the cooked or prepared item into a fresh boat right before serving. ENJOY!