Today’s weed brownies are not like those of the distant past where you’d struggle to wrangle equal amounts of THC into all of your gooey chocolate baking squares. Advancements in the cannabis industry have given those at home better technology to make weed brownies that are more scientifically precise and better tasting than ever before. Here we explore the methodology of how you can bake the perfect weed brownie.
Cannabutter Or Cannaoil
First stop on the best weed brownie making train is deciding whether to use cannabutter or cannaoil as part of your THC base. Ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference and you can use any weed strain you desire. Making cannabutter or cannaoil is a process in itself, so you’ll want to budget enough time for this part of the brownie making process. However, if you reside in a state where weed is legal, you can ask your local budtender about which flower they recommend for cooking brownies, and chances are, there will be a premade cannabutter or cannaoil at the dispensary for you to purchase just like your other necessary ingredients. If you do opt to buy your cannabutter or cannaoil from the store, just make sure the concentrate has been decarbed, which is a question your budtender will also be able to answer for you.
The Brownie Mixture
Next, you’ll want to select the type of brownie you’d like to make. Since you’re already using cannabutter or cannaoil as part of your perfect weed brownie concoction, you’re not going to want to use a box mix (unless you’re short on time or ingredients), but will instead want to craft your own perfect weed batter from scratch. To that end, chocolate is the best at masking the taste of weed, so you’re going to want to snag your favorite cocoa powder and dark or milk chocolate. Other batter ingredients include:
Chopped nuts (optional)
Armed with your perfect weed brownie ingredients, here’s how you’ll want to bring it all together:
- Decide how much THC you’ll want in each brownie. For first-timers, aim for two to five milligrams, while cannaveterans should feel at home with five to ten milligrams. The higher the dose, the more cannabis you’ll need to add to your cannabutter/cannaoil, otherwise, simply add more pre-purchased cannabutter or cannaoil to your mix.
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees. While the oven heats, butter a baking pan (using regular butter) and dust the pan with cocoa.
- Melt cannabutter/cannaoil and 100 grams of dark chocolate together in a bowl and add in 250 grams of sugar, 1 tablespoon of molasses, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and quarter of a teaspoon of kosher salt.
- Then add two large eggs to the mixture, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat the mix for five minutes and then add in the optional 57 grams of chopped nuts. Finally, whisk 90 grams of flour with 21 grams of cocoa powder and add it to the mixture, stirring until the flour is no longer visible.
With your perfect weed brownie mix ready to rock, you’re going to want to pour the mix onto the previously buttered baking pan and place it in the oven. By now, the oven should be at the desired temperature, so keep the pan mix in there for 25 to 30 minutes. Once the top of the brownie mix starts to solidify, you’ll know it’s time to remove it. After you remove the pan from the oven, let it cool for 10 to 15 minutes before you start cutting up the squares. Remember, the number of brownies you’re cutting up should have been calculated prior to cooking, and is dependent upon how much THC you were wanting to include in each brownie.
Congratulations. You’ve just baked the perfect weed brownie! You can now consume your delectable creation by yourself or with your family and friends. Having used the aforementioned method, each brownie should have the same THC concentration, so you won’t have to worry that all of the THC goodness is centralized in one specific brownie.
If you’re saving the brownies for a later date, storing them in an airtight container should give them a week’s worth of longevity, while freezing them will extend their life considerably, though you’ll need to microwave them or thaw them prior to consumption.
While you can buy pre-packaged weed brownies at your local pot shop these days – if you’re going for the perfect weed brownie – nothing tastes better than a batch that’s homemade.