Most people have heard of pot brownies. They are often talked about in movies, songs and TV. Cooking with cannabis today extends beyond brownies although you can still make a mean batch! There are hundreds of recipes and techniques for cooking with cannabis. Whether you have a sweet tooth or are hungry for dinner you will be sure to find a recipe.
Using edibles as a way to ingest medical marijuana is a healthy alternative to smoking. Many find that their medical condition or personal preference works better with eating cannabis. Today there are many options when looking to cook edibles. You can use different parts of the plant and in different ways depending on the use.
Popular ways are making butter, infused oils, honey, hash oil, and infused alcohol. With a quick Google search you can find hundred of ways to cook with cannabis. Butter or cannabutter is a very popular method because of the versatility. It allows you to use it in your favorite recipes as you normally would. Letting you enjoy each bite while you medicate.
Some can find it daunting when first cooking with cannabis but you will soon learn that it will become second nature. Who knows you could have a secret talent for it. Get in the kitchen and find out!
The basic ratio is ~20 grams of butter per every gram of cannabis. The awesome bonus of cannabutter is you can use schwag, stems and shake (leaves) you’d normally discard for this recipe.
- Grind up your cannabis until it is very, very fine – far finer than if your were going to smoke it. You want to turn it into a fine powder, and an electric or manual coffee grider could work. Your best bet would be a cannabis grinder.
- Heat the water over a low to medium heat in a pan or double boiler. Add butter. Once the butter has completely melted, add the cannabis powder, stir well and turn heat down to low.
- Stir constantly and be sure the butter does not burn!
- Cook on low heat. The marijuana cookbook recommends cooking over a low heat for two to three hours. Do not overcook the THC will degrade and your butter will be bitter. Be sure to stir periodically and keep an eye on it!
- When your mixture has cooked sufficiently, carefully strain the mixture with cheese cloth into a container appropriate for cooling and storage. Seal up the container and put in the refrigerator.
- As the mixture cools, a layer of butter will begin to solidify above the water. Remove the butter, throw out the water, and your butter is ready to use!
- Now you can use your thc butter in any baking recipe that requires butter.
Cannabutter can be enhanced with sweets, fruits, spices, savory, herbs and exotic flavors. Sweet cannabutter ingredients include brown sugar, stevia, chocolate or cocoa, crushed candy, and minced candied fruit. Fruity cannabutter ingredients are lemons, oranges, apple and coconut. Spicy marijuana butter additives come from whole hot peppers, hot sauce, Chinese 5 spice, or Jamaican jerk spice. The savory marijuana butter favorite flavor is garlic, making a very versatile condiment. Herb cannabutter best flavors with oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary. Exotic marijuana butter loves lemon grass. Simply experiment to find your favorite intensities. The fun part is many other cannabutter flavors to discover.
- 1/4 cup THC butter with 1/4 cup regular butter
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup sugar2 eggs
- 3/4 cup self-rising flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
- Melt THC butter, regular butter and chocolate chips in a large sauce pan or double boiler over low heat.
- When melted, remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients in order listed, mixing well.
- Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool, cut into squares and enjoy!