How to cook with Cannabis

Wondering how to cook with Cannabis? Well, it is possible, & this article will go into some detail on how to go cook with Cannabis!

First of all the most important thing when making any dish that has marijuana in it is to decarboxylate your plant material. Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that releases carbon dioxide (CO2) and converts raw THCA to psychoactive THC. The process requires heat, so must be done before adding Cannabis to your recipe. Bake/cook with Cannabis in an oven, preheat to 110°C or 230°F, and bake for 40 minutes. If you are doing it on a stovetop do not go higher than 80°C or 176°F to avoid destroying the THC.

If you are using flower, remember that not all of them taste good, so be careful. Some strains produce grassy flavor notes while others can be very spicy or earthy/skunky tastes! The best thing to do is harvest some fresh buds and experiment with them over time. See which ones you like the best before trying your hand and cooking with Cannabis.

How to cook with Cannabis

With legalization well on its way, more and more people are beginning to question the effects of this new “tonic” and how it can be rolled into recipes. This is understandable, as most people are used to consuming marijuana in a variety of forms such as concentrates, tinctures or edibles. However, for some folks, smoking is the only way they can truly appreciate the effects of the plant. And it is one of the oldest methods of administration around.

Today we have a few simple recipes for you to try out at home using some fine Canadian weed. We’d like to provide a little insight into how to cook with Cannabis to prepare these dishes.  Highlighting their benefits as well, so that you can feel free to impress your friends!

Cannabis Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (adjust depending on potency of flower) 1 tbsp. cannabis powder or trimmings from a few grams (decent indicas work well, try out some nice strains from Eden Medicinal Society)
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs (preferably open-source) Canola oil (or other neutral tasting oil)

Directions: Whisk together ingredients in a bowl, making sure that cannabis is well blended. Warm-up your pan on medium/high heat and add enough canola oil to cover it. Pour batter onto the hot pan, making sure to spread it out evenly. Cook until bubbles start to form on the top, then flip and cook for an additional minute. Serve with maple syrup, fresh berries, or other sweet toppings!

You can also add some finely chopped nuts into the batter before cooking (pecan works well) or drizzle your pancake with melted chocolate, Nutella, or peanut butter.

“But I don’t want to eat pancakes!” you say? Never fear! You can use this same recipe and create marijuana French Toast as well by simply substituting the egg for egg whites! This is a great option for those watching their figure. Or just wanting to try something healthy and cook with Cannabis.

Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil

Ingredients:

  • Cannabis trimmings (1gram)
  • Coconut oil, butter or olive oil (fill up a 1/4 cup in a plastic container)

Directions: In whatever medium you prefer make sure to infuse the plant matter with your oil of choice for around an hour. You can strain the contents to remove plant matter, but it is not needed (the little bit of residue will impart a mildly herbaceous taste).

Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

Ingredients:

  • Thawed marijuana infused coconut oil (250 grams) or other ‘topical’ medium for infusion.
  • Cannabis trimmings (approx. 1 gram for 250 grams of coconut oil)

Directions: You can do this in the oven or a crockpot. If using an oven preheat to 300F and mix together your trimmings with your coconut oil. Place on middle rack and cook at that temperature for about four hours. You may need to stir the mixture every thirty minutes or so.

If using a crockpot, follow the same process without turning the heat on. Place your trimmings in first to allow them to infuse into the oil. After an hour, add in the coconut oil and turn the setting on low for about six hours before removing it from the crockpot and allowing it to cool. This recipe is another cool way to cook with Cannabis.

Cannabis-Infused Butter

Ingredients:

  • Marijuana Stems (1 gram for a stick of butter)
  • Nuts, berries or ‘topical’ mediums for infusion (optional)

Directions: Follow the same process as Cannabis coconut oil set out above, and mix in your chosen nuts, berries, or topical mediums.

Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil and Butter

Ingredients:

  • Cannabis coconut infused medium or other ‘topical’ medium for infusion, butter (1/4 cup)
  • Canola, grape-seed, or other neutral tasting oils for cooking (2 to 3 tablespoons)
  • Ground herb for flavoring (optional).

Directions: Warm up the Cannabis coconut oil in a pan on low heat before mixing with butter. Alternatively, if you are using another medium for infusion, just mix together roughly one teaspoon of ground herb per tablespoon of oil/ butter and mix until very well blended. Not all mixtures will work as desired, so experiment with what tastes good, should you decide to cook with Cannabis.

Cannabis-Infused Brownies

Ingredients:

  • Cannabis trimmings (1gram)
  • 2 sticks butter 1 cup flour (you can also use whole wheat, rice flour or gluten free mix)
  • 3 squares of unsweetened chocolate 4 eggs (preferably open-source).
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350F and line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, leaving a few inches of overhang so you can easily lift the cooked brownies out. Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate on medium-high in a saucepan and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar.

Next add in your eggs, one by one, beating after each addition until completely incorporated. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt until just blended (don’t over mix). Finally, fold in your trimmings and spread them into your prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cannabis-Infused Doughnuts

Ingredients:

  • Cannabis infused ‘topical’ medium for infusion, butter (1/4 cup)
  • Canola, grape-seed, or other neutral tasting oils for cooking (2 to 3 tablespoons)
  • Ground herb for flavoring (optional).

Directions: Warm up the marijuana-infused medium in a pan on low heat before mixing with butter. Alternatively, if you are using another medium for infusion, just mix together roughly one teaspoon of ground herb per tablespoon of oil/ butter and add until very well blended. Not all mixtures will work as desired, so experiment with what tastes good!

Cannabis-Infused Butter Cookies

Another great way to cook is with Cannabis!

Ingredients:

  • Cannabis trimmings (1 gram)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups flour

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper. In a medium-sized bowl mix together all your ingredients until well blended (you can use an electric mixer if you prefer). You may want to refrigerate your butter for about half an hour beforehand. Make small balls of dough (a little bigger than a ping-pong ball) and place them on the cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart from one another.

Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.

Cannabis-Infused Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Marijuana coconut oil or other ‘topical’ medium for infusion, butter (1/4 cup)
  • Canola, grape-seed, or other neutral tasting oils for cooking (2 to 3 tablespoons)
  • Ground herb for flavoring (optional).

Directions: Warm up the coconut oil in a pan on low heat before mixing with butter. Alternatively, if you are using another medium for infusion, just mix together roughly one teaspoon of ground herb per tablespoon of oil/ butter and add until very well blended. Not all mixtures will work as desired, so experiment with what tastes good!

Tips for Baking with Cannabis

When baking with cannabis, use fat because cannabinoids (CBN) dissolve into oils better than water does. Fat also helps mask any unpleasant plant flavor that may come through in some marijuana varieties when heated at high temperatures. Butter and coconut oil are both good choices for confectionery applications such as brownies etc… but moderation is key because no matter how good it tastes, too much of anything (even Cannabis) is not a good idea.

The most important thing to remember when cooking with marijuana is, the “dose makes the poison” rule. Just because something looks or smells fine, does not mean it is safe to ingest at any dose. Always start small and build up gradually in your recipes, recording your experiences so you can learn what doses are best for specific medical conditions – there are many!

Enjoy experimenting with new cannabis recipes & don’t be afraid to try something unusual because you never know when you might stumble upon or create that perfect dish that will keep your friends asking for more!

If you have any questions about this article, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Cheers!

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TheStone.com is not responsible for any actions taken as a result of reading these articles. In addition, please understand that edible preparations require extra care in producing, handling and storage. This is because the strength varies from batch to batch due to varying plant material used; & lack of standardization from cultivation techniques etc… It is recommended that you purchase your Cannabis-infused edibles, extracts, and infusions, from a licensed medical marijuana dispensary or cooperative.

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DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT TRIMMING:

Every part of the cannabis plant is valuable, from the roots to the soft, sugar-like hairs on the top. These delicate pieces contain terpenes and cannabinoids that can be used for a number of purposes. If you’re growing your own cannabis plants, at some point in time you’ll have to learn how to trim – for medical or recreational reasons. The trick is to maximize your yield by cutting away the excess plant material that’s not producing any cannabinoids.

Cannabis trimming can be done with fingers, scissors, or machines. Each has its own unique qualities that are good for different purposes. When deciding what way to trim your flowers, you’ll want to consider the amount of time that needs to be devoted to cannabis trimming, how large of an area you need to cover, and how long it takes to process your harvest.

If you’re working with a small number of plants or only need to cover a small area, trimming by hand is the most sensible option. It’s generally faster than using scissors since you don’t need to stop what you’re doing to make adjustments or change blades.

Using your hands will save money on equipment and resources (since it doesn’t require buying any extra tools) but there are drawbacks. It can be difficult to learn how to trim cannabis well with your hands in the beginning and takes a lot of time and energy compared to using scissors or machines.

When you have more plants than you know what to do with, it’s time to bring out the trimmers! There are many types of trimmers to choose from, but your best bet is a good pair of scissors. Scissors will get the job done quickly and efficiently while maintaining a high-quality end product.

Another benefit of trimming with scissors is that you can maintain a close eye on the quality of each branch as you cut it. This allows you to focus on the parts of the plant that are covered with resin while making it easier to remove small pieces from your harvest.

Even though a good pair of scissors will make short work of cannabis trimming, there is a catch – they can be bloody expensive! If you don’t have a big budget for buying equipment, there’s no reason why you can’t purchase a quality pair and save up for the next time you need one.

When it comes to cannabis trimming machines, they are best used if you have a lot of weed to process in very little time. They are not cheap, and they require a lot of space, but they can trim more plants at once than your average scissor.

If you’re trying to maximize efficiency and productivity as much as possible, cannabis trimming machines are for you! However, if cost is a big issue, it’s best to make sure you have enough people to do the work without one.

The tools you use to trim cannabis will play a large role in the quality of your product, so it’s important to do research and find out what works best for you! Check back soon for more marijuana tips and tricks here on The Stone

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