How to Make Canna Oil for Cooking
December 22, 2016
How To: Make Canna Oil
Cannabis-infused edibles are becoming more popular as an easy way to take your medication. Thanks to the cannabis interacting directly with your digestive system, this delivery method offers a slow and erratic onset that often creates longer-lasting effects. However, for a lot of people, complicated cooking methods made infusing your own oil with cannabis too daunting to try. Why take a risk messing with your medicine, right? Thankfully even cooking newbies can easily master cannabis infusion with the Magical Butter botanical extractor. It’s an all-in-one gadget that delivers safe and ideal results with very little effort for making cannabis butter, oil and more.
One of the most versatile ways to enter the edible arena, canna oil can be used in practically every way regular oil can. Add it to baked goods, salad dressings or sautéed veggies. The type of oil you choose will also depend on what you want to do with it. For example, we prefer using coconut oil when we want to infuse cannabis into sweet baked goods. Olive oil is excellent and easy for savory dishes.
Please note, when starting edibles we caution people to go low and go slow. It takes longer to see the effect of edibles, so it’s very important to start with a low dosage and at least wait two hours before consuming more. The intensity can vary depending on the specific strain, how much oil was used in the process of creating your culinary masterpiece and how much non-infused food you’ve eaten.
MAGICAL COOKING OIL/CANNA COOKING OIL
- ¼-½ ounce/7-14 g botanicals* per cup/240 ml, decarbed**
- 2-5 cups/475-1180 ml cooking oil (preferably coconut; or use olive, grapeseed, sunflower, almond, walnut, sesame, avocado, macadamia, or peanut oil; NOT recommended are ordinary soybean, canola, and corn oil)
- 1 tablespoon/15 ml lecithin*** per cup/240 ml
- Place the ingredients into your MagicalButter machine, and secure the head.
- Press the Temperature button, and select 160°F/71°C. Then press the 1 Hour/Oil button.
- After the cycle is complete, unplug the unit at the outlet, and remove the head of the appliance. Put on your LoveGlove™, and pour the pitcher contents slowly through your PurifyFilter™ into a dark glass container.
- For best results, store your oil in a dark, glass container with an airtight seal, placing it in the fridge between use.
*For best results do not pre-grind botanicals. Adjust botanical weight according to personal preference.
**Decarboxylation is the process of heating the cannabis to a high enough temperature that allows the beneficial cannabinoids to become active. For this recipe the temperature setting is too low to decarb the cannabis during cooking time.
***Lecithin is optional but highly recommended. Lecithin is an emulsifier used in cooking and in the pharmaceutical industry for binding ingredients in lipids (butter, oils, and fats). It helps to increase the bioavailability of plant compounds in your high-lipid infusions, intensifying the potency of the resulting extracts. Lecithin can be made from soy, sunflower, rice, or egg yolk. It is available at your local health-food or vitamin store in the form of powder, granules, or liquid.
Recipe courtesy of Magical Butter.