chocolate chip cookie edibles Cooking with marijuana offers an alternative to inhaling marijuana smoke. To make your marijuana induced foods you will have to either use the cannabis plant leaves and clippings or the finished marijuana buds.
There are a few basic ways of using marijuana for cooking: one is to make cannabutter, the other is to make flour and the last one is to make marijuana alcohol. Read on for great recipes.
Just like the alcohol tincture, the leaf can be ground and/or soaked into water prior to adding it to the glycerin. Mix the leaf and the glycerin along with mint, lavender, or other herbs (if you want) in a suitable jar. The glycerin provides a sweet, honey-like taste to the tincture.
Allow the glycerin and leaf mixture to sit in a dark place for about 60 days, shaking the jar for about 3 minutes each day to provide thorough mixing. After 60 full days have passed, use a French press or coffee filter to strain the leaf out of the tincture. Once you’ve done that, heat the strained tincture to 212*F (100*C) for 90 minutes or 390*F (200*C) for five minutes to activate decarboxylation of the THCA. Use a candy thermometer to measure the temperature as the glycerin boils at 554*F (290*C). chocolate chip cookie edibles
Marijuana cooking oil
THC-laden oil is quite easy to make. Simply add the marijuana to any vegetable oil and heat it up to extract and decarboxylate the THCA. The oil prepared through this technique can be used in any recipe that calls for vegetable oil (including salad dressings).
1 pint olive oil
64 grams dry weight (approx. 2 1/4 oz.) washed, ground leaf
Avoid heating the oil directly on a stovetop. The heat is far too high and you’ll end up with fried marijuana. To steer clear of that, put the oil and leaf flour in a crockpot or similar slow cooker. Cover the cooker and heat the marijuana and oil mixture on high for about 1 hour, then on low for 2 or 3 more hours, stirring occasionally throughout the process. Allow the mixture to cool and then strain it through a cheesecloth or fine-mesh tea strainer. Press the oily leaf in the strainer with a spoon to squeeze the remaining oil out. Any half-tablespoon of oil will have a one-gram portion of the good stuff.
If you want, you can even leave the leaf in the oil. Prior to use, shake or stir the oil to mix the marijuana throughout. Then, just measure out the desired amount.
Marijuana butter (or margarine)
Marijuana butter is only slightly more difficult than the previous two.
2 sticks butter (8 oz.)
16 ounces water
32 grams leaf
Heat the water and butter together in a pot, then add the marijuana and stir occasionally. Keep the mixture simmering for 30 minutes, and then remove the leaf. Put the pot in the fridge. The butter will solidify at the top of the water. Once you get rid of the water, the marijuana butter is ready to use in all your favorite recipes or just as a nice spread on a piece of toast or bread. One-half tablespoon of butter is equivalent to a one-gram portion.
Dave’s Famous Cookies, which had been sold at the S.F. Cannabis Buyers’ Club, were made with a rather simple method. Dave prepared the dried marijuana by eliminating all stems and then used a blender to turn it into a powder. Then, he strained it to remove any remaining leaf stems. He added this concoction to a mixture of butter and oil, heated it until it simmered, and then added the marijuana-infused oil to an almond cookie batter with chocolate chips.
We were once treated to a magnificently delicious marijuana cake made by an acquaintance. His secret was shortbread mix and marijuana rum. Obviously, marijuana can be added to virtually any cake or cookie mix, or you can use your own homemade recipe. You can use an alcohol or butter extract to provide THC or just add the marijuana directly into the mix.
Spicy cornbread was served at a recent dinner hosted by some S.F. Buyers’ Club members. They used the recipe from the box, only they added some powdered marijuana themselves. Each square was comprised by 1/8 gram of leaf. They realized that guests would likely be eating more than one piece, so they kept the concentration to a minimum.
Quite a few marijuana recipes use chocolate and coffee because these two flavors can cover the marijuana taste adroitly. Perhaps the best-known recipe is the famous “marijuana brownie” which was first popularized in Alice B Toklas’ cookbook in the 1930’s.
The following recipes have been developed by medical users and are scrumptious with or without marijuana.