We are always looking for ways to get the most out of our organic certified flower. Because of the unique terpene profiles that each of our strains offer, we’re big fans of cannabis-infused cooking in particular.
When it comes to the art of gastronomy, we’ve enlisted experts like Adam Barski (also known as The Budder Chef) to show us the way. Equally obsessed with details and perfecting the recipe for success, we think there’s many wonderful parallels between the way our farmers grow organic greenhouse bud and how professional chefs prepare meals for even the most discerning individuals. So, whether you’ve decided to take a stab at the Organic Rich Ramen with Harvest Vegetables and Runny Egg or just know that those Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Pot Tarts are exactly what will satiate your sweet tooth, cannabutter is the key ingredient and foundation of any marijuana-infused plate.
First make note of whether you’re cooking with indica, sativa or a hybrid, as each will still produce its respective desired effects. When selecting your cultivar, pairing a strain’s terpene profile with your chosen recipe is a great way to enhance the flavours of any meal. For example, the sweet, spicy and blueberry aromatic notes of our Blue Dream pairs perfectly with sweet and rich pastries whereas the exotic blend of flavours in our BC Organic Creek Congo will magnify savory recipes like the Korean Fried Free Range Chicken & Organic Asian Slaw.
Decarboxylating and how to do it
Cooking with raw cannabis provides little to no effects. So, decarboxylation is how we prepare “active” cannabis for making cannabutter. And while there are multiple ways to decarboxylate your cannabis, the process simply requires heat and time in order to convert the acids in your flower into cannabinoids like THC. For best results, grind up your flower over a sheet pan and place it in the oven. Then just bake the flower at 220F for 30-40 minutes. Many people choose to decarb their cannabis at lower temperatures for a longer period of time in order to maintain its properties and preserve terpenes. Depending on the temperature and your oven settings, full decarbing may take up to an hour (this is why the oven thermometer is important). Don’t rush and keep in mind that temperature of 300F will actually compromise the cannabinoids and terpenoids of your cannabis, not to mention result in a less than desirable flavour.
What you’ll need
How to infuse your cannabutter
Choose what to infuse. You don’t need to add cannabutter to every ingredient of your recipe. We suggest you select one of the main components in the dish so that the strong flavours of the cannabis are not overpowering the plate but are paired subtly with the aromatic terpene notes. To start, sub a few teaspoons into your baked goods or use your infused oil for salad dressing. As the old saying goes, “start low, go slow.” It may take you a few attempts to get the potency you’re looking for but it’s better to build up your dose rather than have too intense of a dining experience—and never make it to dessert.
Dosing with cannabutter
While making cannabutter requires only two ingredients, there are a few things keep in mind with regards to potency, methods, and dosing:
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