Many oils work well with baking too! So you might want to choose an oil that will have a flavor and consistency that works for multiple recipes. For example, if you are looking for an oil that can be used in a stir fry as well as a pie crust, coconut oil is a great option. It adds great flavor to veggies and remains solid enough at room temperature to hold up as a pie crust.
Cannabis-infused oil is probably the most versatile medium and a great place to start, since it can be used for baking desserts, sautéing veggies, frying up your morning eggs, or putting in your salad dressing. In addition, as is the case with cooking anything at home, you have complete control over its preparation. Does peanut oil hold a special place in your heart? Make cannabis-infused peanut oil!
Picking the right oil for infusion comes down to your flavor preferences and the dishes you plan on cooking. Oils will have different consistencies at room temperature, so be sure to put thought into how you will be storing and using your oil.
Note: Be cautious when using the oil to prepare dishes that require heating. Do not microwave and choose low heat whenever possible.
The trick for reducing odor is using the right tool for decarboxylation. The steam produced during cooking might not give off a pungent odor at first, but it gets stronger with time. It takes hours for the oil to finish, so you can imagine that the odor can build, and, if you are in the same room the whole time, you may not notice the gradual increase in dankness.
This recipe is very easy to make and depending on the strength and type of CBD oil you have, you will likely not taste any difference in your butter. Remember to keep it in a separate labeled container so your children do not get into this oil.
If you want to incorporate CBD into more of your daily recipes, the best way to do this is to make CBD infused butter. Once you have CBD butter, you can add it to any recipes that calls for normal butter and replace it with CBD butter. Just always keep in mind that the CBD cooks off if it heats over 350 F so make sure you are using it in recipes that will not go over this temperature.
If you want to read the basics on cooking with cannabis, check out my previous post here and check out my CBD gummy recipe here.