Hemp is an incredible resource and manages to integrate very well even in the culinary environment. From the seeds it is possible to obtain a precious oil and a flour with excellent nutritional properties, rich in vitamins, minerals, omega 3 and omega 6.
Even the flowers of the plant can be used in the kitchen for the preparation of tasty food. Unlike seeds, which do not contain active ingredients, the inflorescences, when consumed, produce the classic effects of cannabis.
The recipe par excellence that includes the use of buds (or scraps) among the ingredients is definitely cannabis butter. It can then be replaced with the classic cooking butter for the preparation of first and second courses, cakes and desserts, giving an amazing touch to your dishes.
INGREDIENTS AND TOOLS
• 500g of Butter
• 20g of dried flowers or 35g of small leaves (the better the quality of the starting material, the more potent your final product will be)
• 300ml of water
• 1 pot (casserole) and a saucepan; in this cannabis butter recipe we will use the bain marie cooking method, so the saucepan must contain the saucepan.
• 1 fine-knit cloth; gauze or cheesecloth are ideal.
• 1 container
• Kitchen thermometer (optional).
STEP 00. DECARBOSSILATION: HEAT AND CANNABINOIDS
The main cannabinoids develop in acid form, THCA and CBDA, inside the resin. Through the application of heat, the acidic cannabinoids are transformed into THC and CBD, activating their psychoactive properties. This process is called decarboxylation.
Chop the tops coarsely and arrange evenly on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 105-110 ° and bake your inflorescences for 30-35 minutes, taking care to mix them every 10 minutes so that they do not burn.
STEP 01. PREPARATION OF THE INGREDIENTS
Once you have decarboxylated hemp you will need to chop it as finely as possible. You can use a blender, a food processor or simply your grinder.
At this point you are ready to put yourself in front of the stove. Take the saucepan and fill it with water. Place the saucepan on which you are going to melt the butter, over low heat throughout the cooking period.
When the butter has almost completely melted, add 100 ml of water and the finely chopped flowers.
It is appropriate add a little water throughout the process at the same time that this evaporates, so as not to dry the preparation and risk burning it.
STEP 02. COOKING BUTTER AND CANNABIS
The secret to the success of the recipe is to make simmer the mixture without ever reach the boiling point. If tiny bubbles appear on the surface, and not the classic bubbles that are seen in the cooking water of the pasta, you will be in the range of ideal temperature (85-90 °).
In this way the cannabinoids do not evaporate and the cannabutter will not lose its effectiveness. Using a cooking thermometer can make this step easier. The cooking time can vary from 1 to 4 hours. Some recipes recommend extending the infusion for up to 24 hours.
We believe that following the stove for a full day is excessively demanding, although the longer the brewing time, the more cannabinoids will be retained by the butter fats.