With the growing products you can do with CBD, some may simply think a few off the charts measurement in addition to making delicious treats may difficult. But it is as easy as a child’s play in the kitchen.
The therapeutic effects of the Cannabidiol or CBD
For beginners, it may look complicated but with tips and practice, cooking and baking will your new hobby.
Sweet and Savory CBD
The used of CBD oil is recommended on sweets and baked goods with good intention. This is because CBD oil itself is bitter and others may not like that. With sugar or chocolate, it can diminish the bitterness of CBD without affecting its efficacy.
In addition to the taste, CBD has to be infused with a fat-based or oil-based ingredients such as butter, ghee lard, or coconut oil before adding it. Some recipes have alcoholic spirits like vodka, rum or whiskey to intensify the flavor but it is water-based, therefore, not advisable to added with CBD.
Here is a common recipe you can acquire with easy instructions.
CBD infused Chocolate Chip Cookies
You will need the following:
- 0.5 oz. unflavored CBD oil
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup softened butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. hot water
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- Start by Preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix your wet ingredients (white sugar, brown sugar, softened butter, and CBD oil) until creamy. Beat in the eggs and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Add flour to the batter until fully combined. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and stir into the batter along with the salt.
- Fold in the chocolate chips
- Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet and spoon batter onto the sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each dollop.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies appears golden brown
Temperature When Cooking CBD
CBD oil may act like any other oil in the market but it can be very sensitive to heat. Once the temperature gets mess up, it might destroy the CBD’s active properties which later evaporate and regard as impotent. CBD oil will start to evaporate if it reaches to a temperature higher than 320 to 356 degrees Fahrenheit.
Be careful not to place the CBD oil directly in the heat. Besides losing its terpenes, a compound that works in conjunction with CBD to increase its effectiveness. Too hot brings more bitterness of CBD
Use Small Amount
Starting with fewer ingredients is safer than putting too much in baked good and dishes. If you add too much of CBD, not only it is a waste but the bitterness will increase too much which be difficult to consume and it can be too strong for each serving.
If it is a first time to try out a recipe, start with a small serving of the first batch then work your way up but increasing the serving as you master the recipe. In this way, you can explore different flavors and maybe new treats that everyone can enjoy.
Keep in mind that when using CBD oil, the effect might diminish if it is not stored properly. Keep it in a cool, dark place because Cannabinoids are naturally sensitive to heat and light. When bitterness starts to set in too much, potency and quality have probably decreased.