Baking with cannabis can be a fun and rewarding experience. If you are inexperienced in the kitchen, the thought of baking with cannabis may seem overwhelming, but relax! Baking with cannabis is simple and well worth the effort.
Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know.
Your Options When Baking With Cannabis
There are several ways to use cannabis in the kitchen.
The simplest way is to just use decarboxylated flower in your recipes. While this is an easy option, many people dislike the taste and texture of solid cannabis in their edibles, even if it’s ground up. So after decarbing their flower, many people choose to infuse it into butter or oil. This not only makes it more suitable for baking, but it also mixes the bu into something fatty, which makes cannabinoids easier to digest and process.
However you plan on using it, your first step will be to decarboxylate your flower.
Decarboxylation is the process of converting the THCA that covers raw cannabis into active THC. When exposed to the right amount of heat for the right amount of time, THCA will convert into THC, the cannabinoid responsible for the mind-altering effects of cannabis.
Once cannabis flower has gone through the decarbing process, it has been activated and will produce its signature effects when eaten. Decarbing your flower before making cannabutter or infused oil is a good idea in order to ensure that you are getting as much THC as possible out of your flower material.
Baking With Decarboxylated Cannabis Flower
Depending on what you plan on baking with your cannabis, and on your own personal tastes, you can simply bake your edibles with decarboxylated flower.
Decarbed flower can simply be ground up and sprinkled into whatever recipe you wish to add it to. Because it is finer and more potent, decarboxylated kief may be a superior option than flower when baking with decarbed bud.
Additionally, placing ground decarbed flower or kief into gelatin capsules is also an easy and convenient way of making cannabis capsules.
Cannabutter is a popular baking option because it has a high fat content and because it goes well with both sweet and savory recipes. Cannabutter is great for baking edibles like brownies or cookies. Cannabutter can be prepared in a pan on the stove with a few simple ingredients and utensils, as well as in a slow-cooker or sous-vide.
Infused oil is a great option for when your recipe simply doesn’t call for either butter or whole flower. Oil is a very versatile cooking ingredient that works well with a large number of recipes. The process of making infused oil is very similar to that of making cannabutter. Just make sure that the type of oil you choose will work well with your final baked good.
Baking Your Edibles
After you have prepared your decarbed flower, cannabutter, or infused oil, you can add it to your favorite recipe by subbing out the regular butter or oil for your newly infused one.
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