Are you both a foodie and a cannabis user? If so, you don’t need to add cannabis to only your homemade brownies anymore. There are innumerable ways to enjoy cannabis edibles at home. If you’re new to cannabis-infused healthy eating, this blog will start you with delicious THC-infused recipes to explore.
How Healthy Is Edible Cannabis?
Smoking cannabis isn’t considered dangerous, but studies have revealed that breathing cannabis smoke (like cigarette smoke) may be damaging to one’s lungs and overall health. Smoke emits toxins, including ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These toxins harm your lungs and can be carcinogenic. Edible cannabis products are not known to harm your lungs, or to be a cancer risk. All the more reason to consider alternatives to smoking.
Deliciously Easy Edible Cannabis Recipes
Edibles are a fantastic way to consume cannabis. If you’re ready, grab your weed and apron and let’s get cooking!
Cannabis-filled gummies are not only tasty, but also easy to make. Heat a cup of coconut oil in a saucepan to 130-150°F (55-65°C) and add around 3.5 grams of decarboxylated cannabis. (Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis to enhance the effects of its cannabinoids, such as THC or CBD.) Add 1/2 cup of your favorite juice or water to a small bowl.
After adding water, stir the mixture for a few minutes and add gelatin. Bring everything to a boil over slow heat. Then, lower heat to a simmer. Allow the mixture to continue simmering for a few minutes, then add 3 ounces of cannabis-infused oil and any lecithin (either powdered or liquid).
Finally, whisk to combine and leave it to melt. Freeze them, and you’ll have yummy gummies in less than 20 minutes!
Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil
You can easily use infused, fragrant oil in sweet and savory dishes, such as pasta (aglio e olio), cookies with chocolate pretzels, and citrus-filled cake. We’ll tell you how to make it.
After decarbing the 3.5 grams of cannabis, slowly infuse it in 1 cup of olive. Seal it tightly in a mason jar and gently double boil at 200°. Make sure the water temperature does not exceed 211°F.
Sieve the infused olive oil through a cheesecloth and gently press to maximize oil extraction. Don’t squeeze the water from the cloth as it may alter the taste. Your oil is now ready to use.
Chocolate Weed Cookies
Fans of chocolate-covered pretzels will love these chewy, malty chocolate cookies. The dough may be soft when combined because the recipe uses olive oil instead of butter. Whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, two teaspoons baking powder, and one and a quarter teaspoons salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
Beat 2 cups granulated sugar, 1 cup cocoa powder with a mix of ¼ cup cannabis-infused oil, and two tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a stand mixer. Beat at medium-low settings with your paddle beater on medium-low for about 1 minute until evenly moistened, and the mixture resembles wet sand.
Now beat 4 large eggs on the same speed setting, one at a time, until well combined after each addition. While mixing, scrape the mix from the sides of the bowl, and add two teaspoons of vanilla bean paste. Turn the mixer to low, and add flour in small amounts. Combine until well-blended, for 30 to 45 seconds, then cover and chill the dough for at least 2 hours (or up to 2 days).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 3 baking pans with parchment paper. You can also work in batches with 1 or 2 baking sheets. Make small dough balls and spread out 1 cup of powdered sugar and roll them to coat. Place the powdered balls on your baking sheet before gently pressing a pretzel into the center of each dough ball.
Bake cookies until puffed and set in batches in a preheated oven, about 12 minutes for soft and fudgy cookies or 14 minutes for a stiffer, cake-like texture. Based on the Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil recipe and a 20 percent THC strain of cannabis, each cookie contains roughly 4 mg THC.
Weed (or Regular ) Brownies With Salted Caramel Fudge
Try this fantastic salted fudge caramel to pour over plain or pot brownies recipe. You can refrigerate them for a month and have a coating of salted caramel on top and some cannabutter (ideally two tablespoons). Make a double boiler using a heatproof dish over a pot of boiling water, and melt 14 tablespoons butter + 2 teaspoons cannabutter—Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan.
Combine the sugar and water and cook in a saucepan over medium heat until a rich golden caramel develops. Drizzle in the cream gradually, then mix in the butter and salt. Refrigerate the caramel for about 2 hours in a small bowl until it has solidified. Cut the brownies into two rectangles by inverting them onto a cutting board. Dollop the chilled caramel generously over each rectangle, and spread it evenly. You can serve these immediately.
How Pure Oasis Can Help You
Want to learn more about cannabis benefits? Contact the experts at Pure Oasis. We are Boston’s first recreational marijuana dispensary and offer a welcoming environment with experts handling our high-quality products. Don’t forget to check out our edibles section.