To help ease the pain of exams, life and all that other shit.
With exams just around the corner you’re probably high strung and stressed out. Well here I am to ensure that you’re only high! Here’s a post exam treat from my crystal-obsessed, kawakawa balm-making, ‘granola’ mom of a sister. My sister has five kids and I’ve never seen her yell at them once, this must be her secret.
Like any good mommy blog, I should probably preface this article with a long-winded story about edibles and how weed brownies bring family and friends together…JK! I won’t do that to you but I will say however, that the first time I did an edible I slept for 2 days. Absolutely life changing!
1 ounce bud
500 grams butter
7 tablespoons cannabutter
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 ⅓ cups of chocolate, finely chopped
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
Everything starts with a good base and this concentrated cannabutter is what makes your special brownie, well, ‘special.’ This is probably the longest and messiest process of making an edible. There are a few steps to be done and I would even pencil out a day or two to do this. But here’s the prep:
This is a fancy word for heating that good good up!
First you must put your weed in the oven for a bit. It’s called decarboxylation and it’s important. Decarboxylation is a chemical process that ‘activates’ weed when heat is introduced. Cooking your weed beforehand turns on the THC and is the reason why you don’t get high from eating straight buds. It’s the heat that gives you the high.
Putting your weed in the oven will stink your whole house up, so I would recommend doing this at night. But once your house starts smelling real good you know it’s time for the next steps.
If you own a slow cooker, or even a rice cooker, time to get that bad boy out.
I did tell you this step is the longest. I’ve seen sources say anything from 6-24 hours on low is correct, but I’ve personally found success with 7. But if you do these steps at night you can leave your slow cooker, or a rice cooker set on warm and go to sleep.
This is the messiest step and needs all hands on deck. I would say ask a flattie for help, but then you’re pretty much obliged to share.
You will most likely spill or waste a bit of butter. THAT IS NORMAL. I found using coffee filters to be very easy and only a little bit messy. But the greener your butter, the better. If it looks dark while melted, then you’ve done a good job.
Keep in an airtight container and store in the fridge. Maybe it’s best to label and hide this one away in case your flatmates try stealing this too.
With your butter you can make anything you want. I’ve chosen brownies cause I’m a stereotypical stoner and I love indulging lmao.
Brownies can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days. So go off and have fun.
Make sure to share with your mates cause a high is always better when it’s shared.