Wednesday October 12, 2016
Fall is the perfect time to cuddle up with some warm blankets, football, and great food. Whether you're making something for a potluck or just want to get your medicine in an extra special way, here are some fantastic fall recipes that you can try. And it all begins with cannabutter.
How to Make Cannabutter
Making cannabutter is almost always the first step in creating an infused recipe. Once you've made it, you can essentially infuse any recipe that contains a large amount of butter or oil. In order to make cannabutter, you need approximately one ounce of marijuana per four sticks of butter, but you can make your own batch weaker or stronger depending on your preferred effect. The best strains to use for cannabutter are potent hybrids, such as Girl Scout Cookies.
The cannabis must first be heated to 240º degrees for approximately 40 minutes -- or until completely dry. Meanwhile, one quart of water should be boiled on the stove, melting all the butter into it. Once boiling, the cannabis can be added into the mix. The entire mixture should be simmered for 3 - 4 hours. The entirety of the liquid can then be strained through a cheesecloth to capture the butter. The cheesecloth can then be wrapped up and put in the fridge to set. Any water that separates from the solidified butter can be discarded.
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The Best in Fall Infused Recipes
For this fantastic fall recipe, you’ll need:
- 2 lbs of sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of evaporated milk
- 1/3 cup of Cannabutter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoons of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 egg
- salt & pepper to taste
Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350º degrees and then combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Once smooth, pour the mixture into a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. For greater potency, add additional cannabutter when done.
For a simple and fast side, this recipe can't be beat. Gather the following:
- 1/2 cup cold Cannabutter
- 1 tablespoon melted Cannabutter
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 cup flour
- 4 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 pound penne pasta, cooked
- 1 cup shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded American or Swiss cheese
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350º degrees and bring the milk to a boil. Add your cannabutter, seasoning, cheese and pasta. Pour into a baking pan and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
Pumpkin pie, a fall staple, is even better infused with your favorite strain. What you need:
- 2 cups fresh pumpkin or 1 16-ounce can of pumpkin pie filling
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1/4 cup of condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon molasses
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) Cannabutter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350º degrees. Combine the beaten eggs, milk, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, brown sugar and pumpkin in a large bowl, and beat. Add your cannabutter to the mixture then fill the pastry crust. Bake for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Another great, fall dessert, pecan pies are rich and filled with butter. In order to make the perfect pecan pie, get together:
- 1 premade pie crust
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
- 1 to 2 ounces of cannabutter
- 1 cup of packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup of corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 3 large egg
- 2 cups of halved pecans
- a pinch of salt.
Instructions: Preheat your oven to 340º degrees and place the pie crust in a tin. Combine brown sugar, syrup, vanilla, salt, unsalted butter, and cannabutter in a single bowl. Once smooth, add eggs and pecans. The entire mixture should be poured into the chilled pie crust and baked for approximately 50 minutes.
If you're not quite up to making cannabutter, you can also skip the step. Hot cocoa requires chocolate sauce, whole milk, and cannabis. Grind the cannabis and boil it in whole milk for approximately thirty minutes. Once it's been boiled long enough, you can strain out the cannabis and make your hot chocolate like normal. Boil for longer (under a low heat) for additional potency.
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If you're into something a little stronger, you can try a slow cooked mulled wine. Get together: a slow cooker (or large stock pot), one bottle of red wine, one sliced orange, four cloves, a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg, a quarter teaspoon of cardamom, and one half teaspoon of ground cinnamon. In the slow cooker or pot, combine all ingredients with the amount of cannabis desired: about a half an ounce to an ounce will make a pleasant drink. Slow cook for four to five hours or boil over stove for two hours. Strain before serving.
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Almost any recipe that includes butter or oil can be made into an infused recipe. Just make sure the butter isn't subjected to heats that are too high, as you can burn off the precious THC. When making infused recipes, you can always adjust the potency by adding more butter or by making your butter stronger.
Do you have a favorite canna-recipe for cool, fall nights?
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