I saw these wraps on line many moons ago and purchased my beeswax months ago ready to have a go and I have only just found the time to have a dabble.
I had a quick look on line at how people have been doing this and I think I have taken a little bit from here and there to do mine.
Beeswax Pellets (I used white/clear)
Cotton Fabric cut to size (I cut 12.5” squares)
Small paint brush
Firstly I cut my fabric 12.5” square; this was due to having a ruler that size and knowing it would fit in my oven. I trialled this size of fabric by wrapping around a sandwich and tried it over various bowls in the kitchen that I tend to use often, this size appears to be a good one to start with. I’m now ready to head downstairs to the kitchen.
Cut a piece of greaseproof paper larger but still able to fit on the shelf of the over (I used this due to having no flat pans large enough).
Turn the oven on very low
Place the fabric onto the greaseproof paper and sprinkle the pellets over the top, and spread evenly as you can, i poured in the centre and then pushed out to the edges. Place in the oven (top shelf) for a few minutes until the pellets have melted, this really doesn’t take that long.
Once out of the oven using the brush spread the melted wax to areas not covered.
At this point I realised that although I thought I hadn’t used too much wax I obviously had with the excess on the greaseproof paper floating around! It doesn’t take long for the wax to harden, if you haven’t finished the brushing or not happy with the effect just pop back into the oven.
My first one was just too thickly coated in wax and I wasn’t happy with the result therefore I found myself running back upstairs a good few times to cut more squares and one at a time placed onto of the original and placing back into the oven. I eventually had all 5 stacked one of top the other, placed back into the oven and let the heat and wax do it’s work. On taking out, I quickly separated and put each one flat on the worktops for them to dry off again, this doesn’t take long either and within a very short time they are all ready to go!
Hey presto, I’m hooked and can’t wait to wrap my sandwiches in one when I’m off to work tomorrow!
Any questions then please do ask.