Best Methods For Cooking With Cannabis
Baking with cannabis is pretty simple, and it’s definitely one of my favorite things to do.
Cannabis terpenes are packed with flavor and using them to create baked goods is a great way
to try new recipes. There are some important things to note before you begin baking with
cannabis, and you will find them listed below. This article is not an in-depth overview of
cannabis, or cannabis terpenes, but yet a simple guide for baking with cannabis.
For more detailed information on cannabis you can visit:
https://www.livescience.com/24559-marijuana-facts-cannabis.html and read in detail about
the plant, it’s history, and it uses including industrial, medicinal, and recreational. To learn more
about the flavor profile of cannabis terpenes, you can visit https://xtralaboratories.com/ and
read more about terpenes, how they can be extracted, and how they can be reintroduced into
your edible baked goods.
One of the first things you need to do when baking with cannabis is found a good strain to work
with, If you buy dirt weed, your baked goods are going to taste like dirt, if you buy a very
flavorful strain of cannabis, you will notice the smell and taste very quickly. After you have
purchased your cannabis strain you will need to decarboxylate it. This will concentrate the herb
and produce more cannabinoids into THC, giving you the potent product you are in search of.
Another thing you need to consider is the strain of your cannabis. Strains like Indica are known
to relax, while Sativa strains can be more stimulating. Know your strains before baking a batch
so you get the desired effects you are looking for. If you are looking for something less “heady”
you can try using a CBD heavy strain. Potency can usually be identified by the smell of the
weed, if the terpene profile is strong and the cannabis smells “skunky” your cannabis strain is
likely potent with THC. It’s a good idea to test different strains in small batches of brownies and
cookies before committing to baking a large batch of edibles.
Now that you have some good cannabis, you need to make a batch of butter to bake with.
Cannabutter is a key staple when cooking up “baked goods” so make sure you learn how to
make it properly before baking. Here is what you need to make cannabutter.
How To Make Cannabutter
• 3/4 cup of water
• 1 lb. of butter, unsalted
• 1 oz. of high quality lightly ground weed bud or trim
This process is pretty simple, just combine your decarboxylated cannabis and the unsalted
butter in a pot with 3/4 cup of water so that the butter doesn’t burn, and bring it to a simmer for
about 3-6 hours. The longer it cooks, the more the cannabinoids will infuse the butter. After you
have cooked it, strain it free of any debris so that it is now clarified. You can place the warm
butter into a mold, or a bowl and let it cool in the fridge overnight.
Now that you have a clarified cannabutter, it’s time to bake some goods. Cannabis infused
baked goods are great for recreational consumption and for medical use. Cookies, cake,
brownies, candy, and sodas are all possible with cannabis.
Here is a great recipe for baking cannabis cookies:
• 2 cups of white or dark chocolate chips
• 2 cups of AP (all purpose flour)
• 1/2 cup of white sugar
• 1/2 cup of brown sugar
• 1tsp of Baking Soda
• 1tsp of Salt
• 1 tsp Vanilla extract
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup of canna butter
Get your oven preheated to 370 degrees. Place your terpene rich cannabutter in a large mixing
bowl and mix in the vanilla extract, brown sugar, and white sugar. Use another bowl and mix
you all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda.
Slowly add your eggs and stir them while slowly adding in your chips and the remaining
ingredients. Now, add enough water to make the mixture semi-solid enough to form cookies the
size you want. A solid reference point is 14 cookies per half an ounce of cannabis you use.
Bake your cookies, and enjoy. It takes longer for edibles to kick in, roughly an hour before you
will feel the effects of it, so plan accordingly and don’t eat another one until you are confident in
the portion sizes.