Making & Testing Beeswax Cast Iron Seasoning Pucks

 

Ingredients:

1 part pure beeswax

3 parts high smoke point cooking oil (mixing 2 different oils is recommended)

eg: 25g beeswax

75g cooking oil

Method:

Combine the wax and oils in a small can set in barely simmering water.

Swirl the oils / wax as they melt to combine. Pour into a silicone or paper mold to cool.

Cupcake / muffin papers work great for this.

To season a pan:

Preheat pan in an oven set to 220ºF.

Remove pan and turn up heat to 475ºF.

Melt a small amount of the beeswax puck into /onto the pan.

Using a cloth, coat the entire pan inside and out.

Move to a dry part of the cloth and wipe off all of the wax / oil.

Wipe off all of the wax / oil. Wipe off all of the wax / oil.

Wipe off all of the wax / oil.

Place pan back in the oven, and leave at 475ºF for 2 hours.

Turn off the oven and allow pan to cool inside oven.