Owing to the health benefits that medical cannabis comes with, it is about time you incorporated it in your cooking. This is because edibles are one of the most effective ways of consuming the herb. However, cooking with cannabis is not that straight forward, as you do not cook directly with it but use ingredients that are infused with it. One of the ingredients that you can infuse the cannabis with is your butter. However, you will need to follow certain steps when achieving this, for it to be effective. This article will therefore delve into the steps that you need to follow, when infusing cannabis with your butter.
Heat the butter on a pan
The first step of infusing cannabis in your butter is heating the butter on a pan. This is so as to melt the butter, so that the infusion can become easy. However, this is not to say that you ought to heat the butter until it boils. You will need to regulate the amount of heat, so as to avoid burning it. As it melts, you will need to stir it while adding more of the butter, until you melt the amount of butter that you need.
Grind your cannabis
You will agree with me that infusing your cannabis with your butter in its raw form can be a hard nut to crack. That is why you need to grind your cannabis, so as to make the mixing easy. You will therefore need to remove the seeds, leaves, as well as the stem of the cannabis plant, as you only need its flowers. Dry the cannabis in order to make the grinding easy and grind it in a food processor or coffee grinder. However, do not overdo it, as you do not need fine grinded cannabis particles.
Simmer the mixture
Once you have grounded your cannabis, you will need to mix it with your butter. After you have ensured that they are evenly mixed, you will in turn need to simmer the mixture. However, you will need to observe the amount of heat that you simmer with, to avoid burning the mixture. As the mixture continues to heat and melt, keep adding the mixture as you stir, to ensure that they completely mix.
Strain the butter
Once you have made sure that the butter and cannabis has completely infused, you will in turn need to strain the mixture. When doing this therefore, you will need to choose a container to store the mixture, strain it, and store it in your refrigerator. You can then substitute your butter with the cannabis infused butter while cooking and enjoy the benefits that cannabis brings to the fore.
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