Cooking With Medical Cannabis – Holiday Recipes
In this special holiday webinar, we demonstrate how to make some holiday themed appetizers and desserts that will be sure to please.
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Cooking With Medical Cannabis – Holiday Recipes Text
- Delivery Methods and Dosing: Making the most of your medicine Cooking with Medical Cannabis: Holiday Recipes Presenter: Becky DeKeuster, M.Ed, Director of Education Producer: Ben Gelassen, Marketing Associate
- Easy Gift Idea: Infused Olive Oil
- Infused Olive Oil: What you’ll need 6 cups extra virgin olive oil ½ to 1 ounce dried and cured cannabis flowers, ground (double amount if trimmings are used) Other dried herbs to taste (i.e., rosemary) Saucepan or double boiler Large spoon Strainer Cheesecloth Glass bowl Funnel Decorative glass bottle with cork stopper Raffia or ribbon
- Making Infused Olive Oil Place olive oil and herbs in saucepan or double boiler over low heat Double boiler over low heat: 6 to 8 hours Saucepan: 3 hours, stirring frequently Remove from heat, strain through cheesecloth into bowl, and allow to cool Use funnel to pour oil into glass bottle Infused oil should be stored in the refrigerator Remove from refrigerator 20 min before use
- Canna-Cooking Essential: Infused Butter What’s missing? 1oz. WCM Baker’s Mix 1lb. butter, cut into chunks 2 cups water Crock pot Cheesecloth Colander or strainer Large glass bowl
- Canna-Cooking Essential: Infused Butter What’s missing? Place cut up butter and water in crockpot. Set it to medium, and allow butter to melt. When butter is melted, add Baker’s Mix to the crock and stir well. Set pot to Low temperature, cover, and cook for 2-4 hours, stirring occasionally. (Because crockpots vary, it’s best to do a taste sample periodically to make sure the mixture is not burning.) When the butter is ready, it will take on a green color and the medicine will be very brittle from the extraction.
- Canna-Cooking Essential: Infused Butter Position a piece of cheesecloth over a strainer or colander, and set into a large glass bowl. Spoon or slowly pour the contents of the crockpot over the cheesecloth and let the butter/water drain down through the cloth and strainer and into the bowl beneath. Gather cheesecloth containing plant material, and squeeze to extract remaining butter/water. (Wear gloves, as mixture will be warm!) Discard plant matter that remains in the cheesecloth. Refrigerate mixture in glass bowl for a few hours, until the butter separates and floats to the top. Discard the murky water beneath. Your butter can now be re- melted over low heat on a stove and then stored in a clean, tightly sealed glass jar.
- Flaky Infused Pie Crust What’s missing? A simple, tasty foundation for sweet or savory pies (makes two 9-inch pie crusts) 3 cups all-purpose flour (we recommend King Arthur’s) 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup vegetable shortening or coconut oil, very cold ¼ cup unsalted butter, very cold ¼ cup infused butter, very cold About ½ cup (8-10 tablespoons) very cold water Large bowl, pastry cutter or two forks, spatula or wooden spoon, rolling pin 9-inch pie dish (glass distributes heat more evenly) Plastic wrap Aluminum foil
- Flaky Infused Pie Crust Prep work: Dice butter (tip: do this while butter is room temp, then pop in fridge or freezer to reharden/chill); lightly butter pie dish and set aside Combine flour and salt in bowl Using two forks or a pastry cutter, cut in the infused butter and coconut oil until the mixture contains crumbles that are about blueberry-sized Put dough on floured surface and roll into a ball. Cut ball in half, then wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes One tablespoon at a time, add ice cold water to the mix and stir in with a spatula or wooden spoon until dough begins to clump
- Flaky Infused Pie Crust What’s missing? Fold dough in half and lay across pie pan, then press the dough lightly into the bottom and sides of the pan For top crust, repeat steps above. Or flatten second dough ball into a disc, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months Place dough ball in center of well-floured rolling board Lightly flour your hands, then flatten and form dough ball into a 5-6 inch disc Lightly flour the top of the disc Roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thickness (hint: roll from the center, turning the dough with your lightly-floured hand)
- Flaky Infused Pie Crust Fill bottom crust with pie filling If desired, roll out top crust, place over filling and crimp edges with your fingers; slice steam vents into top crust To prevent burned edges, cover entire pie with aluminum foil, then cut out the center, leaving an inch or so overlapping the top edges of the pie Bake pie according to recipe
- Delicious Dessert: Easy Canna-Chocolate Bark What’s missing? 8 ounces dark chocolate, 70-85% cacao solids 2 tablespoons canna-butter 6 peppermint sticks, crushed Microwaveable bowl Spatula or spoon Waxed paper
- Easy Canna-Chocolate Bark Cover your work surface with wax paper Place chocolate and butter in a medium microwave safe bowl; heat in microwave at half power at 30-second intervals until almost fully melted When mixture is almost melted, remove and stir to melt fully Use spatula to pour and spread the chocolate mixture onto the parchment Sprinkle with peppermint chunks; gently press them in Allow to cool fully, checking to be sure the chocolate is set Break into pieces, and enjoy!
- Delivery Methods and Dosing: Making the most of your medicine Smart Tips for Responsible Canna-chefs *Mix thoroughly *Low temps & longer cook times *Start low, go slow *CLEARLY label any infused edible, including leftovers *Never feed someone infused products without informing them *THC-infused products and pets don’t mix
- Delivery Methods and Dosing: Making the most of your medicine Thank you for your time and attention! What are your remaining questions & concerns?
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