February 3, 2017

Yummy Cannabis-Infused Butter in 5 Easy Steps

     Edibles have become a hot item ever since they went recreational in Oregon back in July of 2016. You can pretty much infuse cannabis into anything these days. The infamous pot brownie, candy, chocolate bars, sugar. One day, while Instagram trolling, I saw cannabis cereal! They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but talk about a serious wake and bake.

     Not only do edibles taste delicious but they give you a pretty good buzz (if consumed correctly). If you're new to the world of edibles I would strongly recommend starting slow. This is me speaking from experience; you want to start with one portion of the serving, wait a couple hours and make an informed decision to go back for more.

     Now that we've covered the golden rule to edibles, let's move one step closer to the fun part.

     Maybe you're having friends over for dinner and you want to spice up the menu with some cannabis-infused dishes or maybe you merely just want to try this out for fun. Either way this recipe is simple and easy for just about any occasion. When it comes to cannabis-infused food, the possibilities are endless. Slather your baked potato, add it to your pasta, make a cake. Don't limit yourself.

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     Working at a dispensary for nearly two years, I lost count of how many times I was asked the easiest way to make cannabutter. After doing some research,  looking through recipe after recipe, I decided not to complicate things. Cooking, whether it's something new or in general, can become stressful so why not make it a fun experience? Here are 5 simple steps to follow to achieving a great tasting cannabutter.

Here's what you'll need:

1lb Unsalted Butter

1 Cup Water

1 Ounce of Ground Cannabis Flower

Note: this amount of cannabis will make pretty potent butter decrease the amount of cannabis if you want a recipe that delivers lighter doses

Medium Saucepan

Wooden Ladle

Spoon

Metal Strainer

Glass, Refrigerator Safe Container

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Rain Drop, Drop Top, Stove Top:

Step 1:

     Add 1 cup of water and 1lb of butter into medium saucepan; let the butter melt and begin to simmer on LOW. Add water to help regulate the temperature and to ensure the butter doesn't scorch.

Step 2:

     As the butter begins to melt, add the ground cannabis. Maintain LOW heat and let your mixture simmer for 45 minutes to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Your mixture should never come to a boil.

Step 3:

     After simmering, pour the hot mixture through the metal strainer and into the glass container. This helps to  filter out the plant mixture from the butter mixture. Using the spoon, press onto the plant mixture to get any excess out. Discard plant material.

Step 4:

     Cover and refrigerate the remaining liquid overnight or until the butter is completely hardened. Once the butter is hardened, it will separate from the water, allowing you to lift the now cannabis-infused butter from the water to incorporate into your recipes! Discard water.

Step 5:

     Allow butter to soften at room temperature. Do not use microwave to melt butter. Once butter is soft, you are ready to get cooking!

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     With these effortless steps, you will be able to make any dish come alive with cannabis. If you're hesitant on adding the full ounce of ground cannabis flower, don't add the whole thing. When it comes to cooking with cannabis, the golden rule of edibles still applies. START SLOW. You can always experiment and make your next batch more potent than the last.

Your guests will certainly enjoy the fact that they get to appreciate a home cooked meal but it will also be the high(light) of their day.

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