Ever since I saw That ’70s Show I became obsessed with the idea of pot brownies. Obviously brownies are a classic dessert that everyone loves, and by infusing them with cannabis, you can enjoy a delicious treat while also experiencing the therapeutic benefits of the plant.
If you’re as interested as I am in making weed brownies, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make them at home:
Step 1: Decarboxylation
This is probably the most complex part of the baking process, so let me make this scary word less intimidating. Decarboxylation is a process of heating up cannabis in order to activate its psychoactive effects- so in order for the weed to be activated, you will need to preheat your oven to 245°F. Then, grind your cannabis into small pieces and spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 30-40 minutes and let bake until the cannabis turns a light brown color.
Step 2: Infusion
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, it’s time to infuse it into the butter. Melt 1 cup of butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the decarboxylated cannabis to the melted butter and let it simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Be sure to keep the heat low to avoid burning the cannabis.
Step 3: Straining
After the butter has been infused, strain it through a cheesecloth to remove the plant matter. This will leave you with a smooth, cannabis-infused butter that you can use in your brownie recipe.
Step 4: Baking
Now it’s time to bake the brownies. Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare a brownie mix according to the package directions. I always use a box mix that requires 3/4 cup of oil and one egg. Then, substitute the regular butter with your cannabis-infused butter and mix well. Pour the brownie mix into a greased baking dish and bake for 30-45 minutes (depending on your mix), or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Once your brownies are done, let them cool for a few minutes before cutting them into squares. Remember, these brownies are infused with cannabis, so it’s important to start with a small portion and wait a few hours to see how it affects you. Edibles can take longer to take effect than smoking or vaping, so be patient and don’t overdo it. I typically wait 90 minutes before going in for a second brownie, so in the mean time, put on a good movie and relax while the cannabis kicks in!
In conclusion, making weed brownies is a fun and delicious way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. By following these simple steps, you can make your own batch of brownies at home and enjoy them with friends or family. Just be sure to start with a small portion and wait to see how it affects you before indulging in more. Happy baking!