CBD and Baking
CBD has revolutionized the world of medicated eatables. With a steady supply of products easily available in the market and a stack of recipes for the adventurous kitchen experimenter, using CBD has never been easier!
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is more commonly known, is one amongst the round about 113 recognized cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant, making up for about 40% of its extracts.
In essence, CBD is a chemical compound, a naturally occurring substance that induces sensations of relaxation and calm upon the user.
So CBD is not harmful and carries no psychoactive traits, that CBD is used in the production of a vast range of oils and edibles, including the making of CBD infused hemp oil.
How to Bake with CBD Oil?
The key component of any CBD infused recipe is the cruciality of a fatty agent such as butter, oil or margarine as the fat is required for the CBD to work itself into.
Typically speaking, per 250 mg of CBD, an average of eight tablespoons of butter, oil or the likes should be used. This goes without saying that the amount of CBD is dependent upon the concentration of the hemp oil.
Dissolve the CBD into the fatty agent is technical work, especially if the fatty agent is of such a nature that it requires to be warmed. In such a case care should be taken that the temperature of the fatty ingredient does not peak to reach the boiling point of CBD as this will cause a deterioration in the CBD’s properties before it has even come into contact with the actual food.
Even once the recipe mixture has been made, caution should be taken to carry out the cooking process at a temperature below the boiling point of CBD. This may require the edible to be cooked for a longer amount of time, but this step is crucial if you do not want the essence of the CBD to be destroyed.
Lastly, in the case where you are cooking for a group of people, each of whom requires or prefers to take a different amount of CBD, toppings come in particularly handy. Some popular suggestions include CBD infused honey, peanut butter or icing.
Tips for Baking with CBD Oil
Here are the top tips that should consider when baking with CBD Oil:
- To cover up the inherent bitterness of CBD sugar or chocolate can be used
- Use good quality oil to avoid added toxins
- Store CBD oil properly, protecting the substance from interaction with heat and light
- Make sure to utilize a fatty agent/oil into any CBD recipe
- Care should be taken to avoid the CBD boiling point which is anywhere between 320 to 356 degrees Fahrenheit
Baking CBD Edibles
The real question arises when we think about why CBD edibles are seen as a popular method of consuming CBD. For one, it is because of the long-lasting effect they prove to have. Baked goods such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes and the likes are absorbed into the stomach where they transfer the essence of the infused CBD into the person’s body, thus, providing them with maximum effect and benefit.
When CBD cooking is done with guidance and expertise, each food item has just the right amount of CBD in it. This makes medication a breeze as it allows periodically timed intakes of CBD into your body.
The following is a list of some of the popular CBD oil infused recipes:
- Brownies (preferably chocolate)
- CBD Golden Milk (infused with ginger and turmeric)
- CBD Rooibos Tea Latte
- CBD Chocolate Latte
- Matcha Tea
- Mint Tea
- Pumpkin Golden Milk (still infused with ginger and turmeric, just with this particular recipe it includes pumpkin)
- Coconut Fat Bombs
- Bliss Balls (mixed with nuts, coconut, and spices)
- Peppermint Chocolate Cups
- CBD infused butter
- CBD infused guacamole
- CBD Cheesecake Bites
- CBD oil gummies
- CBD Pumpkin Loaf
- Chocolate chip cookies