How to make pot brownies
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- What to know before making weed brownies
- What do you need to make pot brownies?
- How to make cannabutter
- How to make infused coconut oil
- How to make weed brownies
Infused brownies are one of the oldest edibles in the cannabis cookbook. Brownies pop up first when people talk about edibles, and it’s no wonder why. Their sweet, chocolatey goodness satisfies those with a sweet tooth as well as those searching for a potent alternative to smoking weed.
Infused brownies are one of the oldest edibles in the cannabis cookbook. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
The first pot brownies on record were created by the famous cannabis activist Mary Jane Rathburn, who came to be known as “Brownie Mary” for her invention. Rathburn wanted to provide much-needed cannabis medicine to hospitalized AIDS patients in the LGBTQ community. To do so, she baked cannabis into her delicious homemade brownie recipe and snuck her pastries into hospitals in the 1980s. Rathburn later was arrested for whipping up the brownies in a historic bust that catalyzed media attention around California’s cannabis legalization movement.
Today, Brownie Mary’s recipe is lost to history, but her legacy lives on. Thousands of consumers, cannabis chefs, and DIY enthusiasts have tried their hand at whipping up the deliciously infused, chocolatey desserts. Cannabis brownies are almost a right of passage in stoner culture. Read on to learn how to make your own pot brownies at home.
What to know before making weed brownies
As with any rite of passage, horror stories about pot brownie experiences gone awry have proliferated cannabis culture. Here are a few things you should keep in mind before trying your hand at homemade brownies.
Dosage is everything
When it comes to edibles, proper dosage is everything. Depending on the cannabis flower you buy for your butter, one strain can be much more potent than another. Is your weed THC-dominant, more CBD-heavy, or balanced? What is your weed’s terpene profile? All these compounds and factors influence the effect your cannabis will have on you, particularly when your digestive system processes it.
Ask your budtender and read your bud’s label and lab certificate to get all this information. A low-THC strain will be more suitable for a mellower canna-brownie experience, for example.
Once you’ve figured out a proper dosage for your canna-butter, use that information to determine how much infused butter to put in your brownie recipe. It’s totally fine to mix infused and non-infused butter to keep dosages milder. And remember, some trial-and-error will happen as you experiment, so start low and go slow to find your perfect dose.
The quality of your bud matters, especially when it comes to eating cannabis. While many states require lab testing for adult-use or medical marijuana, not all of them do. If you’re infusing your own edibles, source your cannabis from a third-party-tested vendor.
What do you need to make pot brownies?
Recipes for most homemade cannabis brownies include a similar list of ingredients. Here’s an easy pot brownie recipe with which to get started in your kitchen:
- ½ cup of canna-butter OR infused coconut oil
- Two eggs
- 1 cup of white sugar
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup of cocoa powder (add more cocoa powder for extra chocolate flavor)
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
You’ll also need the following tools for this brownie recipe:
- an oven
- 8″ square baking pan
- a large saucepan
Of course, to simplify things, you could purchase a pre-made brownie mix from the store. Sub out the oil or butter called for in the recipe with canna-butter or infused coconut oil.
Whether homemade or store-bought, all pot brownies share a commonality: the addition of infused butter or oil.
How to make cannabutter
Cannabutter is what makes a pot brownie a pot brownie. You can’t simply throw your flower into a recipe and call it a day: you must first decarboxylate your weed and infuse it into a high-fat carrier, such as butter. Decarboxylation is the process of THCA turning into THC by way of heating the flower. This process occurs naturally when we smoke or vape weed, but is an essential extra step when creating edibles.
During the cooking process, the butter absorbs the activated THC in the cannabis and makes it ready to add to your recipe.
Making cannabutter isn’t tricky, but it takes about 3 hours to cook. It’s best to prep your weed butter ahead of actually making your canna-brownies. Try the following recipes to create your own, evenly dosed cannabis butter. You can make cannabutter either on the stove, or in a slow cooker.
It’s best to prep your weed butter ahead of actually making your canna-brownies. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
How to make infused coconut oil
Coconut oil is an excellent dairy-free alternative for those who don’t like butter or can’t eat it due to dietary restrictions.
This infused coconut oil recipe requires a slow-cooker and five hours to make, so this is another infused ingredient you’ll want to concoct before it’s time to bake your edibles.
How to make weed brownies
Once you’ve assembled your ingredients and tools, it’s time to start baking.
- First, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease the 8-inch square baking pan to prepare it for the finished cannabis brownie mixture.
- Next, melt the 1/2 cup of canna-butter in the large saucepan until it’s completely liquefied. If you’re substituting infused coconut oil, melt the coconut oil in the saucepan until it is liquid and easily mixed.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the 1 cup sugar, two eggs, and teaspoon of vanilla extract and make sure to mix the infused butter or oil thoroughly. Beat in the 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, the 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and baking powder. If desired, you can mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl before adding to the saucepan.
- In the above step, it’s essential to mix the cannabis butter or oil evenly. This ensures an even spread of cannabis throughout the recipe, which will produce even doses when you cut your brownies into squares.
- Pour the cannabis brownie batter into the greased pan, spreading evenly. Place the pan in the oven and allow the mixture to bake for 25-30 minutes. Do not overcook, and remove the pan from the oven when you can insert a toothpick in the brownies and it comes out cleanly.
- Remove the cannabis brownies from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan before cutting into equal servings
Voila, your cannabis treats are ready to eat! Make sure to limit yourself to a single portion (or even less) to start and wait two hours before consuming more. While your recipe may be delicious, homemade edibles should be consumed with caution until you determine the proper dose for you.
While your recipe may be delicious, homemade edibles should be consumed with caution until you determine the proper dose for you. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
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How to make marijuana brownie in just 5 minutes
It is one of the most classic desserts to make with cannabis, but that’s not why they are outdated. Today we give you a simple, easy-to-make pot brownie recipe and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about it.
I’ll confess one thing: Just seeing a chocolate brownie my mouth begins watering…and I can’t help it!?
Chocolate brownie is one of those desserts that goes well at any time of the day and, of course, if it’s well done, it is equally liked by children and adults, by the sweet tooths of sugar and by those who move more for the delicious flavor of cocoa; and of course, the brownie (with marijuana star ingredient) is one of the favorite desserts for marijuana lovers, because its simplicity in the combination of sweet chocolate with our universal medicine.
Thus, it is not surprising that this sweet of American origin is one of the classics among the recipes made with marijuana, and for this reason, today we want to give you one of the hundreds of versions that exist about it.
By the way, did you know that brownie came up by chance in 1987 because the cook forgot to pour yeast while preparing it? Blessed forgetfulness!
⭐ Marijuana Cooking Tips
All right. I had told you that I was going to give you the recipe for Marijuana Brownie, promised, I’ll do it soon, but before that, and if you think it’s okay, I think it’s not superfluous to remember some concepts or aspects to keep in mind, not only for this recipe, but whenever you’re going to cook with marijuana.
Maybe you already know, or maybe it’s the first time you’ve ever got your “hands on”. Whatever your case may be, I’m sure it never hurts to read the following tips for cooking with marijuana again:
–Be meticulous with the amounts of plant: There is not a recommended average dose per person, and the truth is that none of us react in the same way when using cannabis, and you know that the effect between smoking or eating it is very different, mainly because the former is much faster and less durable than the latter.
So, if it’s the first time you’re going to cook and consume it, or someone who’s going to share this brownie with you for the first time, it’s best to go little by little, both in its preparation and at the time of eating it, and wait to see what effect it produces. It usually takes about an hour to take effect, so if you’ve thought about smoking a joint during that time… big mistake!
I Recommend to start with a half gram of marijuana (20% THC) for every 20 g of Brownie if it is in bud form and 2 grams if you use the remains of the manicured buds, but do not use more.
Another thing you have to take into account, if you’re going to accompany this recipe with another one that also contains marijuana, let pass one or two hours between them.
-How to use marijuana: If what you want is that, in addition to eating a delicious brownie, enjoy the effect of cannabis, you have to take into account that for THC has an effect, whenever you mix it with food you will have to mix it and heat it with some fat; the most typical is usually butter, in fact, will be the fat that we use to make this recipe.
Previously, the buds and leaves of marijuana will have to be pulverized in a grinder, and collect the resin stuck with a little extra virgin olive oil, and then mix everything with butter and chocolate.
You can use a grinder to shred your marijuana.
-Control the temperature: The ideal temperature for cooking cannabis in the oven is always the lowest possible. It’s better to cook more slowly, in this way, the cannabis should not lose much of its cannabinoids and terpenes. Cook the Brownie in the oven at 120ºC for a minimum of one hour, until the dough is compact.
–No alcohol: okay, I know it doesn’t sound very good, but if smoked marijuana and alcohol aren’t good companions, they are less so when you eat. So, if you can avoid a bad trip, it would be better doing it.
And if you or one of your guests are in the mood, have a glass of wine and satisfy your desire.
-Be patient: As I’ve told you before, the effect takes a lot longer to reach, but when it does, it stays for a long time, so be patient, and wait for the high.
⛳ Recipe of marijuana brownie, step by step
And now, we’ll pass to the recipe of an easy chocolate brownie, step by step and in only 5 minutes. That is to say, the time it will take you to prepare it, later, of course, you will have to wait until it is cooked in the oven, but in the meantime… it occurs to me that you can go doing a thousand and one things, like preparing the lounge or the table where you and your friends are going to eat it.
You won’t even notice!
What ingredients do you need to make marijuana brownie?
Write these down for a brownie for 8 people:
- 100 grams of butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- Half a cup flour
- 200 grams of chocolate to melt, if possible, special for desserts
- 4 grams of marijuana (0.5 g per person)
Ingredients for making this cannabis brownie
Now that you’ve got everything, the next steps are as follows:
1-First we put the oven to heat to 120ºC (it won’t cost us anything to make the dough, so the ideal thing is to be ready to put our mixture as soon as we finish preparing it).
we put the oven to heat to 120ºC
2-Next, heat a frying pan, to which we will add the butter and chocolate that we are going to mix little by little.
we will add the butter and chocolate
3-While this is being done, in a bowl, add the eggs, sugar, flour and stir. You can do it with a fork or, the easiest thing (even if it’s not, gastronomically speaking, the most professional thing) is to take the mixer and in half a second it’s all mixed without unpleasant lumps.
in a bowl, add the eggs, sugar, flour
4-Finally, add the chocolate and marijuana that will have to be very well crushed and put it in the oven.. How long? It depends on how patient you are. At 120 degrees, in 60 minutes you have it. To check it out, just open the oven after that time, prick the brownie with the tip of a knife and if comes out clean, it’s ready.
add the chocolate and marijuana
At 120 degrees, in 60 minutes you have it
What about the marijuana brownie smell while it’s being cooked in the oven? The truth is, yes, it smells pretty good. Maybe not as much as when you smoke it, but yes.
When you take it out, unless you’re in a hurry or want to eat it, the ideal thing is to wait for it to cool down a bit so that it doesn’t bad like a pump in your stomach, but if you feel like eating it inmediatly, you can also accompany it with an ice-cream ball, which will make the contrast your stomach needs.
You can accompany brownie with strawberries, as well as cream.
And… you just have to enjoy the trip! Ah! I forgot to tell you! If you want to make a nice presentation, add some almonds cut into small pieces or a little icing sugar. Everything to your taste! There are also people who add even more chocolate, whether in shavings or melted, even some fresh fruit (strawberry, for example, is great), as well as some cream.
✨ Effects of marijuana brownie
In this case, just like when you smoke a joint, it all depends on your physical and psychological state, your body weight, if you drink liquids, and also, of course, the amount of cannabis edibles you have ingested.
We recommend not to take marijuana edibles in case of taking any pharmacological treatment as rifampicin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin and St. John’s wort.
That’s why it’s recommended not to take more than one serving or, at least, not to take it until one or two hours have passed by and you’ve seen the effect it has on you. In fact, if it’s the first time you do it, try only one piece and once that time has elapsed, you decide whether or not you want to finish the portion. But remember that the effect always takes longer to reach than if you smoke it, but also lasts much longer.
Once this is explained, the effect also has a lot to do with the strain and quality of cannabis you have used.
For example, if you prepare brownie with an indica or hybrid cultivar with a high CBD content and caryophyllene diterpenes, the effects will be narcotic or relaxing.
On the other hand, if you use sativa marijuana with low CBD content and high monoterpenic composition, it is normal for you to become active or be more cheerful and happy.
So, what do you say? Would you like to try it? ??? The truth is that marijuana brownie is one of those recipes you always get it fine. That’s right, be careful not to put it within reach of children! Don’t be scared out of your mind.
Otherwise, you’ve already seen that it’s very easy to make, as the ingredients are basic, so much so that you don’t even have to go out to the supermarket for shopping, because you have everything at home, which always frees you from more than a trouble, and you don’t need to be a chef specialist. The effects are the same as if you smoked cannabis, only that they take longer to arrive and last longer.
If you liked this article, I’d love for you to leave a comment or add things that have happened to you by making this recipe. And please, share with us if you have other tricks to improve it.
Ah! And if you share it in networks… I’ll be even more grateful! Have a nice day and enjoy your cannabis brownie! ??
Par Noelia Jiménez, Équipe de PevGrow
Today we give you a simple, easy-to-make pot brownie recipe and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about it.