Make your own:  Beeswax food wrap

Beeswax food wraps are a reusable, 100% natural alternative to cling-film or tinfoil. They’re customisable and they can be wrapped around food, plates or bowls or formed and reformed into pouches and covers. And they are really easy to make.

What you need:

  • Cotton cloth 
  • Beeswax
  • Scissors or pinking shears
  • Pastry brush or paint brush

 

What to do:

  1. Heat the oven to c.100oC
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof/baking paper or tinfoil (which can be used over again). Cut out your desired shape and size of wrap from the cloth and place on top of lined tray
  3. Sprinkle beeswax across the cloth. If you’re using a solid block of beeswax, grate it over. If using beeswax sheets, as in the photos here, it’s easier just to crumble by hand.

Next steps

4.  Place in oven for c. 5 minutes. Once all the wax is melted, take the tray out of the oven and brush the melted wax across the cloth to make sure that it’s fully covered. (If there’s not enough wax, just add a bit more where needed and put back in the oven for another minute.)

5..As soon as the cloth is thinly and evenly covered in wax, peel it off the baking paper or tinfoil. It will air dry in a couple of minutes.

6.   That’s it. Your beeswax wrap is finished and ready to use!

Notes & Tips

  • Can be used on most foods expect for raw fish and raw meat
  • Wash with gentle soap in cool water
  • Cotton cloth can be bought for the purpose or cut outs from used cotton clothes or sheets will do , as long as they are clean and in good condition
  • If the tray is fully lined with tinfoil, no wax will get through. Wax may get through baking paper but should come off with boiling hot water)  Just in case -  don’t use your best baking tray
  • If your wrap starts to look a bit tired, just put it in an oven on a lined tray at c.100oC for a few minutes, adding a little extra wax to worn parts, if necessary, brush, peel and dry as above

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