5 Delicious Edible Recipes You Should Try Making at Home
Marijuana is slowly becoming acceptable in our culture. Roughly half of adults claim to have tried it, and even more support legalization.
Among those who have used marijuana, may have used it in the form of edibles. This number may increase as more states choose to legalize. Some of the biggest products on the market are edibles, and this isn't likely to change in the future.
With so many people choosing edibles over other marijuana products, it should come as no surprise that edibles come in many different forms. We'll talk about some of the most popular edible recipes in this article.
1. Pot Brownies
The first spot on our list goes to pot brownies. These are so pervasively famous that even people who have never read anything about marijuana in their lives have heard of them.
Pot brownies have become a staple of stoner culture that have made their way into mainstream shows and movies time and time again. The exact history of pot brownies is unknown, so no recipe was written down until 1954.
The author of the first published recipe was none other than Alice Toklas, the life partner of Gertrude Stein, and a noteworthy character herself. She was known to spend time with Picasso and Hemingway, among others.
How long she had the recipe before publishing it is a mystery. Was she making it in her younger years, when she was still hanging out with Picasso? If so, that would explain so much.
There's a reason they have such staying power, too. It's because they're delicious.
They're also easy to make. The recipe is similar to any other type of brownie, with the only change being that you use cannabis-infused oil instead of the type of oil you'd normally use.
Cannabutter is, as the name implies, a type of butter infused with cannabis. While cannabutter is technically an edible, it's really better used as an ingredient than eaten by itself.
The good news is that there's no shortage of foods with butter in them, so you can make everything from brownies to cookies, to baked potatoes topped with cannabutter.
You have plenty of options for this edible. All you need to do is find a good recipe for cannabutter.
3. Cannabis Oil
We've already mentioned cannabis oil in this article. It's a necessary ingredient in pot brownies, so we're obligated to put it on this list. However, it's more than earned the recognition, since there are so many things you can make with cannabis oil.
The process of preparing cannabis oil can be confusing at first, largely because it involves something known as decarboxylation. Most recipes insist that this is a necessary first step, but many don't bother to explain what it means.
Decarboxylation is a term used in chemistry that refers to removing carboxyls from a substance. Carboxyls are a substance that, within marijuana, hinder the effects of THC, making it harder to achieve a high.
Decarboxylation is not a difficult process or one you need a specialist or access to a lab to perform. You just need to grind up cannabis and put it in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes at roughly 230 degrees Fahrenheit and you should be fine.
Afterward, put your buds in a container along with the oil you're using. You may want to stir or wait a few minutes to make sure the two are truly mixing. Then strain the buds out and you'll have cannabis oil.
4. Weed Milk
The next entry on our list of edible recipes is weed milk, not to be confused with milkweed, which is a poisonous plant that you shouldn't consume under any circumstances.
Weed milk is an awesome twist on everybody's favorite dairy product. Whether you're a fan of warm milk before bed, pour milk on your cereal, or dip cookies in milk, weed milk is the perfect way to enhance classic snacks.
We would advise against dipping weed cookies into weed milk. That's probably too much weed, and there's a good chance it'll make you paranoid for a few hours.
As with most edible recipes, the first step is to decarboxylate your marijuana. After that, mix the weed with milk and heat it at low heat for 45 minutes. You could also use medium heat if you want to.
After the mixture has been heated up, wait for about ten minutes. Finish by putting it through a strainer to remove the marijuana buds.
5. Weed Bacon
We're not sure who first came up with the idea of weed and bacon, though it's possible that they were already high at the time. Nevertheless, the result has been a dream come true. Weed bacon is amazing.
Even the phrase 'weed bacon' sounds like it should be on a stoner t-shirt.
To make weed bacon, grind down and decarboxylate the marijuana, as always. Then, take the grounds and dust one side of the bacon with them. Bake that side of the bacon for ten minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
Afterward, flip the bacon over and repeat the process for the other side.
The Best Edible Recipes for any Occasion
The historical use and culture around marijuana have allowed it to become a versatile ingredient in many different foods. We've talked about a few of the more well-known edible recipes in this article, but that's only scratching the surface.
It seems like every food that has ever been made has inspired someone to ask what would happen if they added weed. We encourage you to do more research and explore the results of the growing edibles trend.
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