I'm wanting to makes some pot brownies and am wondering what the best recipe is out there. Looking for something potent that can be made from ordinary buds. Am also wondering how well do brownies hold up being frozen. Any clues would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 11 February 2017 - 08:23 AM
I can offer tips, no recipe though. Decarb your green before baking, some say the decarb happens in the baking process but I suspect it's more efficient to decarb prior. Also adding soy lecithin to your recipe will allow for more absorption of the actives, whether it's thc, or psilocybin, etc.. Salt helps too.
Freezing is fine.
Edited by catattack, 11 February 2017 - 08:23 AM.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 04:06 PM
2 Sticks Butter
1/2oz (14g) bud. (Or about 3/4oz trim) finely ground.
Cheesecloth or your finest strainer, or a very skilled hand
Melt butter on medium low heat. Once melted, turn to low heat. Add green. Stir continuously for 15 minutes. Strain
4 large eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 sticks butter (now your cannabutter)
1 1/4 cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 300F. Butter and flour an 8" baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until fluffy. Add both sugars and stir. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well-combined.
Pour into your buttered/floured baking pan.
Bake for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes, stick a toothpick in, if it comes out clean, you're all done!
Edit: What's especially nice about brownies, is that they do best with melted butter, so you can make them immediately after making cannabutter, rather than letting it cool and such. So, the whole process takes about an hour.
Edited by MrBiscuits, 11 February 2017 - 04:09 PM.
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:02 AM
Hey cat, hi guys. Thank you so much for the excellent help!
Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:34 AM
Decarboxylation. The basic gist is that it makes the THC and other cannabinoids available to your body. Similar to the flame that you use to smoke a pipe. Try eating an ounce of buds, if you have that kind of weight to mess around with, you'll see that basically nothing happens.
Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:49 AM
This will allow you to break your dose added to the food your making in tablespoons
Decarb around 240 for 40-50 min
Use 1 tlb lethicine during the extraction
1’teaspoon added to the finished butter product - this will increase your mileage greatly!!!!!
That will roughly breakdown in to two batches of box brownies it into 4 - 8 squares per box brownie
8 squares size is a nice light social dose 1 = 1/2 tlb
4 squares size is sit on couch all night 1 = 1 tlb of butter
Home grown or dispensary bud will be 2-3 times more potent then this
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 09:45 AM
Recommending you keep batches of cannabutter or cannaoil on hand when you can, and test to see what the prefered dose is for the whole batch. Once you know that say 1 tsp of cannabutter or oil gets you where you like, any baked goods you make can be adjusted to hit the sweet spot.
The soy lecithin is the best trick I was ever turned on to for baked goods. It doubles the effects at least, getting you the most mileage out of your bud.
For instance, if the brownies take 2 sticks and you know you will cut the batch into 9 pieces, and 1 tsp is a good dose for you, add 9 tsp of cannabutter, and make up the difference with regular butter. The whole batch comes out with just the right amount...........
I use a seal a meal, and vacuum out any air for individual portions on the soft setting to freeze. That way I can pull what I want out of the freezer anytime, and they thaw in a very short time.
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:06 AM
Here to add that I've been using canna-coconut oil as a substitute for butter - or oil - in certain recipes.
Chocolate chip cookies call for a cup of butter (2 sticks). One cup of canna-coconut oil substitutes perfectly.
The brownie recipe I linked calls for 2/3 cup of oil. 2/3 cup of canna-coconut oil substitutes perfectly.
Happy baking !!
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:25 AM
It is more efficient the butter for extractions - again bang for you buck
Better for you the butter
And the astherics of the finished product
Cooking butter like this changes it’s properites and makes it more of anclarified butter proidict. Good for cooking not so much for baking
Works for baking but think of that melted looking chocolate chip cookie vs the nice thick chewy looking cookie. I want geek out on what happens between the two but that melted look does not happen with coconut oil when baking.
But that’s just a “looks” thing for me
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