Beeswax Food Wraps

Reusable Alternative to Plastic Wrap

I first saw these while volunteering with Green Calgary. Always looking for a way to get plastic out of my kitchen I thought I would give them a try.

I purchased some beeswax from a local vendor. Forever Bee. It came delivered to my door. I decided to use parchment paper to line the pan and a silicon brush hoping the beeswax will come off.

A Dedicated Grater

I grated the wax with our cheese grater. Worked well but the wax took some convincing to some off after. I would recommend having a dedicated garter so that you don’t have to go through the cleaning process every time. Alternatively, you can purchase pellets of beeswax which would be even handier. Maybe next time I’ll try the pellets

Also the cloths I used were bigger than the pan so I had folded the cloth over on itself and sprinkled some more grated wax on top.

Do one at a time and try not to fold them, because they do not take much time in the oven and I had to take mine out a couple of times and spread the wax more evenly and squish the top layer down.

Have extra wax handy before you put them in the oven. Having to shave wax on the fly can get ridiculous.


Hang To Dry

Once the cloth has completely absorbed the wax then just hang them up to dry and cool. It doesn’t take long actually, and the house smells like beeswax!

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