Food wraps are such an easy replacement for cling film, they’re endlessly reusable and are so simple to make. I owned a kit from Filberts of Dorset (a gift from a family member) which I highly recommend; it had all the needed ingredients, really easy to follow instructions and of course, the cutest fabric. Of course, I will share with you what was included in the kit so that you can make your own.
- 3 Sheets of 25x25cm 100% Cotton Fabric
Obviously you can make them whatever size you’d like, you will just need to alter the mix accordingly. I highly recommend using old fabric from clothing or bedsheets (providing they’re 100% cotton) if possible, this will reduce waste and save you money.
- 40g Beeswax Pellets
- 5g Pine Resin
- Greaseproof Paper
- Heatproof Bowl
- Metal Spoon
- Spatula/Flat Bladed Knife
- Baking Tray
- Preheat oven to approximately 80-85 degrees Celsius.
- Heat water (do not boil) in the saucepan and place heatproof bowl on top.
- Add beeswax pellets and pine resin to the heatproof bowl, stir and allow to melt (15-20 mins).
- Place a sheet of cotton fabric onto a greaseproof lined baking tray.
- One spoonful at a time, pour the wax mixture onto sheet and spread over the fabric using a spatula (it dries very quickly, that’s why I recommend doing it a spoonful at a time) until fully coated.
- Place baking tray in the oven for 2 minutes (this allows the mixture to spread evenly).
- Hold upright for a few seconds to allow them to dry.
- Repeat for following 2 sheets.
If sheets start to lose their texture, iron between two sheets of greaseproof on a low setting.