Baking is a pastime enjoyed by many. The inner chemist comes out measuring all the ingredients precisely, mixing with perfect technique, and creating a consistent batter. This is followed by that euphoric smell of fresh baked goods coming out of the oven; this is the reward for the hard work in the prep process!
What’s better than fresh baked goodies? How about ones infused with cannabis products. Legalization of cannabis has created so many new markets and techniques to utilize the plant. Many individuals enjoy cannabis recreationally but may not enjoy smoking; edibles are the solution for that. Purchasing edibles regularly can get expensive so people are starting to learn to make these delicious treats for themselves.
TIP #1: Don’t Eat Raw Cannabis
Before you start baking you must by decarboxylate your cannabis. Simply, this means heating up your cannabis so your body can absorb the THC/CBD. This happens naturally with smokable product as you are heating it while consuming. To do this, place your finely ground cannabis on a baking sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes on 230 degrees Fahrenheit (adjust based on your oven). You can also do this process for creating cannabis butters and oils.
TIP #2: Focus on the Ratios
Baking is a science; ingredients need to be measured so that the recipe matches the desired outcome. If you are new to baking edibles, always play it safe and use a little less. Typically, a good rule of thumb is to use about 7-10 grams. The best thing to do is write down how much cannabis was used in the batch and evaluate after consumption. The amount of cannabis used should be based on tolerance level and bakers will be able to assess if more or less cannabis is needed post-consumption.
TIP #3: Store Your Goodies
Think of your cannabis infused baked goods like you would if they didn’t have cannabis in them. Leaving cookies and brownies out for too long ruins them by making them inedible and ruins the taste. You can also lengthen the shelf-life by keeping your baked goods in the fridge.
It’s December so we recommend you take your edibles to the next level with frosting, sprinkles, and icing. The holiday season is the perfect time to relax and bake (pun intended)!
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*you must be of legal age in your country to purchase and consume cannabis products*