(Pot) Brownies

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That’s right.
Pot Brownies.

I’m not big on sweets or baking but let’s face it, there are a couple parties coming up and even though recreational pot smoking is legal in my state, I don’t feel like carrying around a joint.

So I decided to make pot brownies.
I mean it’s the classy thing to do right?

And since we’re being open and honest here, the only reason you’re getting in on this is because I made the brownies from scratch which made it blog-worthy.

 

I couldn’t bring myself to use store box brownie mix.
I don’t have anything against store-bought mixes, these brownies probably would have been more moist if I did, but the blogger in me shamed me to do it the old school way.

I hate it when my blogger conscious won’t let me take the easy way out.
I’m aware the food packed with preservatives is basically poison.
I’m not a doctor but you do the fucking research, we know that shit is bad for us.
But like just once in a while, I just wanna use some store-box shit.

 

I remember reading this article in the Times or The Economist a while back, about how the working woman has advanced from decompressing with a glass of wine after work to decompressing with a couple puffs.

Which I find hilarious because now that it’s being decriminalized, it’s sort of lost its mischievous charm.
Even parents are owning up to it.
But mom if I ever find out you smoked pot I’m telling grandpa and grandma. 

 

Right so where was I?

Oh yeah so I ended up making some really tasty, thoroughly mary-jane’ed, chocolate-y, brownies this past weekend.
The only caveat with this recipe is like I said, they came out a little dry which I plan on balancing out with a scoop of ice cream.
Why not make a dessert out of it right?

 

 

Pot Brownies 

What I Used

4oz Unsweetened Chocolate. 2tbsp cup Cacao Powder. 2 Large Eggs. 1 Stick Unsalted Butter (or weed butter). 1 cup All Purpose Flour. A Pinch Salt. 2tsp Almond Extract. ½ cup Blanched Almond Slivers. 1 ½ cups Granulated Sugar.

What I Did

Weed  Butter:
Grind up a lot of really, really good herb.
Steam 1 stick of unsalted butter over boiling water to melt it.
Once melted – add the ground herb, ensuring that it is entirely immersed in the butter.
Add more butter if needed.

Steam under low heat, uncovered, for 5-6 hours.
Yes hours.
Let cool to room temperature.

Then using a fine mesh sieve, strain the liquid into a separate bowl.
You should have about 1 cup of weed-butter.
Store by placing in fridge like you would any other butter.
It will harden accordingly.
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Note:
Only make weed butter with exceptional weed.

 

 

Brownies:

Add the unsweetened chocolate and ½ cup weed butter to a large bowl.
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Melt.
When the chocolate is glossy and well mixed with the butter, set aside to cool.
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Pre-heat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, mix together the cacao powder, flour & salt.
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Set aside.

 

When the chocolate & butter mix is cool,
Add the almond extract & sugar.
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Mix.
When the sugar is absorbed, add the eggs.
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Mix again.

 

Then add the flour mixture to the bowl of chocolate.
Stir lightly.
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Don’t overmix or your brownies will toughen.
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Gently stir in the blanched almond slivers.

 

Lightly grease a baking pan.
Pour the brownie batter into it.
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Lick the bowl.
Don’t skip this step 🙂
Place in the oven to bake for 35 mins or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool for about 15 mins.
Cut into even squares.
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No – I did not have these on 4/20.
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Yes of course I thought about it but the career-girl angel on my right shoulder beat out the angel with a joint in her hand on my left..
Fucking hate it when that happens.
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82 Comments

  1. hahaha thank you, I will need this for safe keeping, my sisters would be very interested when they visit Barcelona where that little green herb is also legal! -inner giggles- Pot aside, I love this brownie! I know I am extremely hungry and a bit angry because some weird sh*** is going on with my blog that I can´t login and post my darn pasta recipe! I NEEED every ingredient in this recipe, now I wish I had the energy to pull it off.
    Speaking of pot brownies, I have some hilarious stories form my visit to Amsterdam! LOL
    another time perhaps.
    Have a lovely weekend namesake.
    Love ❤

      1. hahaha for another day, perhaps, if ever, possibly in Person and over a glass of red! The blog is back up and running, stupid little fix that took all day! argh but glad to be okay now. Anyway, I just Leaving you my daily dosage of love twin,
        Have a fantastic day!
        Love
        Dana

  2. It’s totes not decriminalised in these here parts…I have always wanted to try such a brownie but this will have to wait until I hit Amsterdam….or your house Cake! 😁

  3. Damn, you still remain my favorite and stay so dope!!! I was always afraid to try edibles cause I couldn’t tell how much was too much, but I’ll try this recipe so I know the amount I put in it. Love it!

  4. This is brilliance right here:

    [“I couldn’t bring myself to use store box brownie mix.
    I don’t have anything against store-bought mixes, these brownies probably would have been more moist if I did, but the blogger in me shamed me to do it the old school way.

    I hate it when my blogger conscious won’t let me take the easy way out.
    I’m aware the food packed with preservatives is basically poison.
    I’m not a doctor but you do the fucking research, we know that shit is bad for us.
    But like just once in a while, I just wanna use some store-box shit.”]

    I can so relate to this!!

  5. Thank you for bringing me back to the 90s! I went to Amsterdam with some friends, ate a brownie and nothing happened so I ate two more and was destroyed. Called my parents collect and told them I was going to die. I can only imagine when my son is in college. Payback is a bitch…..I will probably have to start eating the pot brownies again to get through it!

    1. Lmaoooo
      Cracking up at “..so I ate 2 more and was destroyed”
      That’s hilarious!
      You know it’s funny but pot is the only drug I can bring myself to do.
      I’m like a half ass badass :p

  6. Bahaha. This is probably my favourite recipe from the interweb to date. I fucking love it. I have never lived anywhere that pot smoking was legal , but it sounds pretty fun. I reckon even my nan would try this shit 👊

  7. Hahaha! I had to do a double take on this one! I’m about to sound terribly square, but I had no idea that the actual weed doesn’t go into the brownie, only the…extract! I always thought it would be like, you know…herbs! I always get an education from you Dana! Keep up the great work!

  8. I tried to make some of these a few years back and COMPLETELY ruined the butter. I’ll follow your advice next time. Need I say you’ve gone up a few notches on my cool-o-meter for just being a generally awesome open-minded individual?

    1. Hey Trisha, great meeting you as well!
      Steaming butter is basically placing a stick of butter in a pot or heat proof dish and balancing that over a pot of boiling water so the rising steam melts the butter.
      Does that make sense?
      And like depending on the size of the pot with boiling water, you’d have to re-fill it a few times because you’ll be cooking the ‘herb’ in the butter like this for a few hours.
      Headed over to your blog now 🙂
      xx

  9. These pictures are marvelous…and making me very hungry indeed! Ya know something? I have never been either high nor drunk…so, I’m not sure what the end result would be like if I ate these LOL. Hmmm…I have a feeling I’d be dancing on the ceiling…wait…I totally just got that I made a Lionel Richie reference. I believe that’s a first! Hey, everyone has to make a Lionel Richie reference now and again 🙂

  10. After scrolling all the way through the comments (attempting to read all of them, but.. there are just too many) in order to JUST tell you, that I LOVE all your photos, seemed a little ridiculous and small… but there is that,

    Your photosgraphs are amazing. Makes me feel that I am cooking/baking it myself, but with real good and focused vision :D:D:D

  11. “Yes of course I thought about it but the career-girl angel on my right shoulder beat out the angel with a joint in her hand on my left..” CAN’T DEAL!

  12. Sooo….I read the title and thought “nah…she doesn’t mean….dose she? It’s clearly some quirky title but the brownies are made in a pot or something”
    LOL You actually slay me! 10/10 for courage, humour and moreish photography lol.
    I however, am not as brave as you and have never smoked a damn thing in my life (biggest square over here).
    It’s fun living vicariously through you though. I literally had no ideas you didn’t put the herb itself in the mix!
    Thanks for schooling and amusing me – as always. xx

    1. Hahaha!
      I know right?
      All my friends called me up after I posted it like “I can’t believe you just did that but THANK YOU for the recipe D!”
      It was kinda an impulsive post because I didn’t really cook anything else that weekend and needed blog material :p
      #BloggerProblems

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