The great thing about this cannabutter is that it can be used in such a wide variety of recipes. Many great recipes call for butter or oil and cannabutter can be replaced with both.
To prepare and make cannabutter you will need:
1 pound of butter ( salted or unsalted )Put the water into the cooking pot and add the marijuana. Cook the concoction until it is simmering, then add the butter (cutting it into pieces first).
1 to 2 ounces of marijuana ( leaves & trimmings )
1 quarter ounce of marijuana (buds)
1 fairly fine strainer ( or screen, pantyhose)
1 large cooking pot (crock-pot or electric skillet)
1 gallon of water
Simmer in the pot for 2 - 3 hours, and wait until most all of the water evaporates, while you stir it on occasion
(This process will create quite a strong aroma of marijuana. Remember to cook the cannabutter while you are not expecting company.)
Let the concoction cool for 30 minutes to an hour, then strain all of the contents of the pot into a bowl and place it in refrigerator.
(Depending on your preference, the contents of the pot can be strained several times. Each additional straining produces a finer and higher grade of cannabutter )
When the strained mixture is cold and mostly in a solid form ( 30 - 60 minutes ), then remove the cannabutter from the refrigerator and pour the remaining water off of the top, thus leaving the butter intact and whole. Put the cannabutter in the microwave for roughly 30 - 60 seconds, until the cannabutter is soft enough to move into a storage container.
Keep the cannabutter stored in the refrigerator for a month or so or you can keep it longer if you freeze it.
* This recipe makes 1 to 1 & 1/2 cups of fantastic cannabutter.