Cooking with CBD is becoming a common way of including the benefits of CBD into our daily lives. Here at Farm CBD, we love incorporating CBD into our cooking, so we thought we would share with you our CBD cooking tips!
CBD can be a tricky ingredient when it comes to temperatures. You have to be careful, as warming the oil can increase the CBD’s effectiveness, but higher temperatures can kill some of the active components, and the CBD will eventually evaporate at temperatures higher than 160 -180 degrees celsius.
It is important that you do not place your CBD oil on direct heat. Heating the oil at too high temperatures can result in the loss of terpenes, which are compounds that work in conjunction with CBD to increase its overall effects, and can also cause the taste to become very bitter.
Less is more
Too much CBD while cooking can lead to bad flavours, wasted oil and too much of the compound’s effects. Start small, and then if you need to, you can always add more for next time!
Store your CBD oil properly
Make sure that when you are not using your CBD oil, is it stored in an airtight container out of the sunlight. Cannabinoids are naturally sensitive to heat and light, which can lead to degradation and potency of quality (meaning the CBD can be left tasting bitter and not having the same beneficial effects).
Stir, stir, stir
Make sure you stir in the CBD oil as much as possible, more than you might even think. This ensures that CBD is evenly distributed throughout the batch so that every bite offers equal potency.
One of our favourite recipes for cooking with CBD is CBD infused brownies and CBD infused Chocolate Chip Cookies.
You can read our brownie recipe here.
Below is the recipe for our CBD Chocolate Chip Cookies
1-2 tsp. CBD oil (we recommend our George Botanicals range)
3 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
½ tsp. salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup softened butter
2 tsp. hot water
2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius
- 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 appear golden brown.
Above all, have fun! As you get more familiar with using CBD oil in your cooking, you can adjust recipes and create custom dishes of your own that taste great and offer the benefits of CBD.
With the above information, you should be able to make a more informed and safe decision about how to best cook with CBD. It is important to continue doing more research. What’s so great about CBD is the ease in which it can be added to almost anything that people consume.
If you do have any questions about CBD cooking, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or come and visit us in store, we are more than happy to help!
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