Guest Post by Jenny Milan
Smoking weed isn’t for everyone. However, it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the benefits of cannabis, which is why we have edibles. It’s a more convenient way for non-smokers to consume marijuana. Edibles come in various forms, from candy to drinks to the most beloved of them all, brownies.
If you’re interested in trying cannabis edibles, baking cannabis-infused brownies might seem like an intimidating place to start, but it can be a fun experience. It’s a simple and popular way to get cannabinoids, whether you’re looking for recreational or medical marijuana. Cannabis brownies are easy to make and use only a few ingredients.
WEED BROWNIE BASICS
Weed brownies are possibly the best known type of consumable. While pot brownies may appear intimidating to beginner bakers, the science behind them is relatively easy. THC and a few other cannabinoids are fat-soluble, which means fats can absorb them. All weed brownie recipes utilize this feature by infusing cannabis into a cooking fat (typically butter or oil). All you need is some cooking fat, a stove with a low-heat setting, something to filter the half pound of weed from the fat once it’s done (like cheesecloth), and, of course, some top-shelf bud.
Dosage is important.
When it comes to edibles, the correct dosage is crucial. One strain of cannabis flower can be significantly more potent than another, depending on which one you buy for your butter. Is your marijuana more THC-dominant, CBD-dominant, or balanced? What is the terpene profile of your weed? All of these components and circumstances impact the way cannabis affects you, mainly as it’s processed via your digestive system.
Once you’ve determined how much cannabutter to use, use that information to calculate how much infused butter to use in your brownie recipe. To keep dosages gentler, mix infused and non-infused butter together. Remember that as you experiment, some trial-and-error will occur, so start low and move slow to determine your ideal dose.
5 TIPS FOR THE PERFECT WEED BROWNIE
Keep track of the amount of plant you’re using: There is no prescribed dose per person, and the truth is that no two people react to cannabis in the same way. You already know that the effects of smoking and eating cannabis are vastly different because the former is faster and less durable than the latter.
How to use marijuana: If you want to enjoy the effects of cannabis in addition to eating a delicious brownie, you must keep in mind that for THC to have an effect, you must mix it with food and heat it with some fat; the most common is butter, which will be the fat we use to make this recipe.
Previously, marijuana buds and leaves had to be pulverized in a grinder, the resin collected with extra virgin olive oil, and everything mixed with butter and chocolate.
Control the temperature: When cooking cannabis in the oven, the lowest temperature possible is optimal. It is preferable to simmer the cannabis so that the cannabinoids and terpenes are preserved. Cook the Brownie for a minimum of one hour at 120°C, or until the dough is compact.
No alcohol: Okay, we realize that doesn’t sound very appealing, but if marijuana and alcohol aren’t ideal companions when you’re smoking, they’re even worse when you’re eating. So, if you can prevent a lousy vacation, it’s preferable to do so. And, if you or one of your visitors is in the mood, pour yourself a glass of wine to quench your thirst.
Be patient: The effect takes a long time to reach, but once it does, it lasts a long time, so wait for the high.
HOW TO MAKE CANNABUTTER?
Cannabutter is the foundation of a wide range of cannabis foods. Cannabutter is a fundamental ingredient that can infuse any dish with a healthy dose of weedy goodness, from oldies like pot brownies and cookies to modern savory favorites like butter chicken.
Unfortunately, there are more cannabutter recipes on the internet than there are stars in the sky, making it difficult to find one that works, especially if you’ve never cooked with marijuana before.
Best Weed Brownies Recipe
Time: 45 Minutes
12 Servings(5-10 mg each)
- 7 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter (3 ¾ ounces)
- 1 ½ teaspoons cannabutter (1/4 ounce)
- 60% cacao dark chocolate, 6 ounces.
- 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
- baking powder (1/2 teaspoon)
- 2 large eggs, room-temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (pure)
And now, step by step, in only 5 minutes, we’ll show you how to make a simple chocolate brownie. That is to say, the time it will take you to prepare it will be offset by the time it will take to cook it in the oven.
- STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set aside an 8-inch square cake pan greased with butter or cooking spray.
- STEP 2: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chocolate and stir until it’s smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
- STEP 3: In a mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large mixing bowl until frothy and pale yellow. Mix in the chocolate mixture until everything is well mixed. Mix in the flour mixture until everything is well combined.
- STEP 4: Bake it for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges come away from the pan and the top has an even, glossy crust. Allow for a 20-minute cooling period.
- STEP 5: Cut into 12 pieces that are of the same size. Serve immediately (can be stored for one week in an airtight container at room temperature or up to a month in the refrigerator).
Bottom Line for Brownies
Weed brownies are a lot of fun to make, wonderful right away, and delicious for hours afterward. What’s not to like about that?
Serve your cannabis-infused brownies with ice cream or melted chocolate to boost the flavor of your homemade weed brownies. Not only will this enhance the chocolate flavor of the brownies, but it will also make your edibles feel more appealing to those who want to try them.
Please, keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Pace yourself, especially if you’re a beginner to the culinary cannabis world. Eat one square at a time and wait a few hours for the effects to set in before going back for more.