Cake’s recipe for cannabis flour: Grind buds or fine trim to flour consistency, bake in a 275′ pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes. Use straight in cake and brownie mixes to medicate your treats.
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I’ll be sharing a few recipes that have been buried on my facebook page over the next week or so, this is one of my favorites. Enjoy!
With fall harvest complete, I’m finally enjoying pears and apples and pumpkins and squash as well as the toasty fire in the woodstove. The thing I love about fall flavors are that they blend so well with cannabis and you can use your cannabis flour in plenty of recipes. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, specifically, the tree-fruit rich valleys of the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River Valleys, I’m a sucker for just about any type of pear or apple. Also, I’m kinda like Bubba and shrimp on Forest Gump when it comes to ways to prepare and eat pears . . . we have pear fritters and pear pancakes and almond chicken pear salad and Bartlett pear bar cookies and pear ketchup and pear smoothies and pear tart and pear waldorf salad and pear pies and well, you get the idea, grow up on a farm near an orchard, eat like a country girl!
You can visit USAPears.org to learn more about the many varieties of pears and the delicious ways you can add them to your diet.
For this blog, I happened to have a bag full of pears and apples sitting in a chilly back room. I noticed my dogs making trip after trip into the laundry room and I was about to scold them for their wayward behavior when I realized they were stealing pears from my bag. Ooooooh! I was bummed that the prettiest ones perched on the top, earmarked for this blog, were pilfered by my labs who have a strange penchant for the fruit. I got over it when my precious pup gave me her happiest look and chowed down on a juicy pear on the living room carpet. LOL
I picked a selection of 6 from the leftovers and I used a variety of different pears. They were all just a little under ripe and perfect for baking. I washed the pears and set them aside while I worried about the canna-paste I’d use to fill them. Pre-heat the oven to 300′F.
I had a stick of softened butter, I added app. 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon each of ground cloves, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon and then I threw in some prepared canna-flour – app. 6 grams so each pear would be a one gram serving.
Stuff the pears with the butter/sugar/spice/cannabis paste and wrap each one with foil to keep the servings separate.
Place in a shallow baking pan and bake at 300′F. or until the pears are cooked through. They will be tender when pierced with a fork. I baked mine for almost an hour before I was satisfied with the level of tenderness, I checked them at 30 and 45 minutes.
Serve the pears by gently opening the top of each foil package and placing the pear in a bowl with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle the syrup from the foil over the pear and ice cream. Enjoy!
Now that you’ve finished reading my instructional blog on dry ice extraction, you’re probably looking for an awesome recipe to use your kief. Gummy candy is one of the easiest things I’ve made, recently, and it should be no problem for any provider to whip up a batch of these medibles for their patients with specific needs.
You’ll need a large box of Jello, a box (4 packets) of gelatine, 1/2 cup water and however much hash you want in the end product. I use some candy molds shaped like tiki gods, but you could easily use ice cube trays to make individual candies.
Mix your Jello and gelatine packs (all four of them) in a small sauce pan, then stir in the 1/2 cup of water.
I have glycerin tincture on hand, so I just heated up a tablespoon for 20 seconds in the microwave and added my hash to it. I mash it all up and stir well to create a nice paste that will evenly distribute in the gummy mixture when stirred in. If you’re out of glycerin, just use a bit of oil, but not too much as it doesn’t mix as well.
Next up, stir in the hash/glycerin paste to the gummy mixture.
I stir this mixture over medium heat until the texture no longer feels grainy on the spoon, then it’s ready to remove from the heat.
This recipe makes 20 gummies based on the size of my candy molds, so dosing is super simple. After you portion out the hot mixture into the mold, you let it cool for 15 minutes in the freezer or 25-30 in the fridge, then peel the candy out of the mold by pressing your (gloved) finger in the middle of the candy and loosening the edge, then you can grab the whole thing and gently pull it out of the mold.
These gummies are 250 mg each, a low dose for me, but maybe too strong for many people. Dosing is so important to a patient’s ability to understand and search for similar results from other resources. I think I’d really be hard-pressed to spend my money on a medible that didn’t have dosing info so I knew how much to take. If you’ve never eaten too much cannabis, it can be an unpleasant experience, and I think we can all start doing our part to let patients know how much of what they’re getting in their meds. Furthermore, there’s nothing more frustrating than being told that the dose will be effective, only to find that you’ve spent $5 on something that isn’t strong enough.
Oh, dear, I got a little sidetracked. Anyway, the math goes like this – if you end up with 20 gummies and each of them is 250mg, then there are 5000 mg, or 5 grams of hash in the recipe. So, if you prefer a lighter dose, try 3 grams for 20 150mg gummies, or 1.5 grams for 20 75mg gummies. Lime Jello tastes best with the strongest doses, and I have found that peach really isn’t a good flavor on this recipe, but that could be my flavor preference.
So, there ya go, friends, no need to rely on others when you can do it all yourself. Just leaves you with one little thing to acquire on your own . . . and I can’t help you there. But I might know a guy.
Dry ice kief extraction is a great way to obtain cooking material to get you started with some high quality canna-cooking. Kief, also sometimes referred to as ‘pollen’, is the fine crystal/grainy/sugary coating you see on the green material of the flowers. It is where much of the medicine in the plant resides and can be easily extracted.
You can obtain dry ice at most grocery stores, if you can’t find it, go to the local ice distributor, they’re bound to have some.
The silkscreen material took a bit of looking into on my part. I’m just on too tight a budget to afford a set of water extraction bags. Not even the inexpensive ones, so I had to find an alternative to fit my purse’s capacity. I searched for silkscreen and was able to find many resources. This is the one I settled on: Ryonet Silkscreen Supplies
First though, I had to decide what size mesh I would purchase. USA mesh and European micron sizes are different. Of course, we are familiar with micron size in the cannabis community and finding silkscreen measured by micron in the US is near to impossible. At any rate, I used this chart to help me decide what size to get: Mesh to Micron Conversion Chart I ordered the 74 mesh (which puts my micron size somewhere between 210 and 177) for $9.76 and with shipping, the total was less than $20. I have enough to make at least a dozen squares like you see in these pictures from the one piece of material I bought. I will likely also purchase another sheet in the next smaller size as not all strains have the same size trichomes and eventually, I’ll have a way to grade the material and refine this process based on the strain I’m working with and the size of those specific trichomes.
This is where I’ll go ahead and put that lid back on the can and just shake it for a few minutes. I am gentle, so as not to break up the dry cannabis material too much, but also, because I don’t want to get worn out from working too hard. LOL Okay, so anyway, you’re gonna just shake the bucket for a few minutes, until you feel like all the cannabis has had a chance to come in contact with the dry ice and the trichomes are ready to jump off the plant and out of the bucket. As you’re doing this, you can just know that the dry ice will be melting back into it’s gaseous form and you may need to release pressure or the lid will pop off your bucket and scare the cat. And also, the first time it happened to me I spilled a bunch of weed when I jumped. So, as you’re gently shaking, just go ahead and hold the edge of the lid open every few shakes to let the gas escape. I have decided I’ll just pop a few holes in the lid to prevent this from happening in the future. One other word of caution, if you haven’t already burned yourself on accident, you should be wearing gloves while handling the dry ice, and even while shaking the container. Dry ice is -200 degrees and will burn you with severe cold. Believe it . . . take care!
I’m a fan of edibles, in case you hadn’t noticed. One of the hottest tickets last year in our area was food-grade glycerin infused with cannabis. It’s a sweet liquid that’s water soluble, so I like to use it to medicate beverages.
From what I understand, folks who are using nitroglycerin for a heart condition should avoid this form of cannabis medicine as glycerin poses a possible negative interaction.
Dosing on this batch is questionable – anytime you’re using, just, handfuls of leaf, well, you kinda have to wait until it’s finished and just test it out. This was my starting material:
Of course I’d prefer to use hash or a concentrated form of cannabis as the dosing would be much more specific, but this also works, and my arthritis begs for this lower thc, high cbd/cbn application. I just don’t care for all that concentrated leaf flavor, so I’m going to show you how to get rid of it.
I could go into detail about decarboxylation, but I won’t. Suffice it to say, you must get your cannabis material up to at least 220 degrees before it’s going to release the meds into any other material. Keep in mind that cannabis is NOT water soluble, so what I’m pouring out with the water is not the medicine, but the flavor of chlorophyll and dirt. I will repeat the process until the rinse water looks like very clear.
Since I didn’t decarboxylate my starting material in the oven before the blanching process, I need to make sure it happens during the infusion process. I use a candy thermometer and put the crock on high temp for the first few hours of this infusion. This verifies I’ve reached a decarb temp and ensures that the medicine will be transferring into the glycerin. After it reaches approximately 250 degrees, I turn the temp back to low on the crock and leave it for 24 hours.