Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Special" Brownies


Two days ago, the first legal pot / weed / cannabis / marijuana / Mary Jane shops opened their doors in Washington State.  It’s great living in such a progressive state.  If one is gay, you can be married here.

 
If you are going to die anyway, you can speed up the process here.  And if you want to serve special treats at your social gathering, you can buy the ingredients here.  Legally.  Come back to the Five and Dime Willie Nelson.





The Plethora of Products

 


 
Plus Washington is a beautiful place and we are thankfully a liberal state … which means our Christians are not the Holy Roller Right Wing Nut types.


It was my intent to buy just a wee bit of the weed to make a batch of "special" brownies for an Open House we were hosting.  But, alas, the line formed at 4 am.  By the time I arrived, at a more civilized hour, they were sold out.

Nonetheless … not to be dissuaded by this simple set-back, I have written this post as intended.  After all, it is simply missing one tiny element … which will be acquired in the very near future.


Bellingham, the home of Western Washington University, has the largest, best stocked shop for this category of products.  They even have candy bars and lip gloss, which seem terribly original.
However, I prefer to shop more locally, and my town of choice is a place “up-river” called Sedro Woolley.



Just the name conjures up the image of the movie with that great song with the banjo and the guitar.  So I have included that as part of my email distribution of this post.

The farther “up-river” one goes … the more relevant to the movie the area becomes.  Thus I try to limit my “up-river” travels to not too far east of Sedro Woolley.
And now … to the heart of the matter.



The recipe and directions that follow were taken from The Stoner’s Cookbook which is available on the Internet, and filled with a plethora of recipes for other healthy options.
. “Special Brownies”
Prior to beginning the baking process, one must first convert the key now-legal ingredient into oil so it can be effectively absorbed into the batter.  We do this by following the instructions below:


Cannabis Oil

Ingredients
6 cups olive oil or canola oil
1 ounce cannabis buds, finely ground, or 2 ounces trimmed leaf, dried and ground

Directions
In a heavy saucepan (or a double boiler), slowly heat oil on low heat for a few minutes. You should begin to smell the oil’s aroma. Add a little bit of cannabis to the oil and then stir until it is fully coated with oil. Keep adding more cannabis until the entire amount of cannabis is mixed into the oil. Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool before straining. Press the cannabis against a metal strainer with the back of a spoon to wring all the oil out of it. Save the oil in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months and throw the leftover cannabis in the compost pile.

And now … just look at these … with the added touch of freshly picked berries.




Recipe for “Special Brownies”

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons THC oil
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 ½ tablespoons light corn syrup


Directions
In a heavy saucepan (or a double boiler), slowly heat oil on low heat for a few minutes. You should begin to smell the oil’s aroma. Add a little bit of cannabis to the oil and then stir until it is fully coated with oil. Keep adding more cannabis until the entire amount of cannabis is mixed into the oil. Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool before straining. Press the cannabis against a metal strainer with the back of a spoon to wring all the oil out of it. Save the oil in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months and throw the leftover cannabis in the compost.

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon applesauce
3 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla

1.    Preheat oven to 350°.

2.    In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set this aside.

3.    Pour the THC oil and the chopped chocolate into a double boiler over high heat. As the water boils in the lower pan, whisk the chocolate and oil until melted. Remove from the heat, and whisk in the corn syrup, brown sugar and applesauce. Stir in the vanilla and egg whites. Beat the mixture until smooth, and then stir in the flour mixture until you get a smooth consistency.

4.    Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 20 minutes. The brownies are ready when the center of the top is almost firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack. Enjoy these chocolate treats!

 
30 minutes; 6 servings; Easy (unless you partake of the ingredients during the process)

Enjoy!  And enjoy both the youtube cartoon and the very original version of "Dueling Banjos"





 

 

 

3 comments:

  1. You can get anything you want.....at Dorothy's restaurant.

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  2. You betcha, Sweetheart! Last night it was Enhanced Pasta all Vodka ... tonight Special Brownies. I even have my own cookbook, "Dining with Dorothy."

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  3. sounds awesome! I'll definitely have to try this soon! NicotineResources

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