For months, I have been holding on to the Home CannaKit to review but hadn’t found the time. First, I wanted use the kit to bake treats for Thanksgiving, but that didn’t work out. Then I wanted to bake Christmas cookies. That didn’t’ work out, either. So with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I figured I’d review the Home CannaKit for those who’ve thought about gifting their special person(s) an infuse baked good.
The Home CannaKit, a veteran-ran and woman-owned family business, is an all-inclusive kit that allowed me to make herbal infused butters and oils from home. The website states, “Our simplistic design allows anyone to Do-It-Yourself with no need for a large, expensive appliance. Developed as an incredibly easy to use tool, the HomeCannaKit allows users to take pride of ownership in developing infused butters and oils at their desired potency.”
My desired potency was however much leftover homegrown a farmer friend had given me and a poorly grown strain that kicked in my ADD so badly when I smoked it I felt like I was thirteen again. I figured mixing the two for the Home CannaKit was the best use to get the desired results and save money. It worked. The cookie recipe was good and worked well with the butter.
I (well, mostly, someone else) baked chocolate chip cookies. Overall, the Home CannaKit is simple to use with seven easy steps (below). The cookies had a strong cannabis taste but the cotton bags separated out the flower and leaves.
I (we) made too many cookies, and I actually got tired of eating them. I did shared with a few friends who said they enjoyed them, too. The only problem is that I enjoy my edibles late at night, and eating too many cookies or super-sugar treats late at night gives me heartburn because I am usually falling to sleep at the end of the buzz.
But suffered through by eating too many cookies every night and sometimes a couple before dinner, until they were gone. I’m looking forward to using the Home CannaKit to make a different baked good. Maybe something that I can freeze easily so I can spread out the dosing without it becoming stale? Whatever the case, I’m sure I’ll use the Home CannaKit as soon as I again have an abundance of cheaper flower.
Home CannaKit’s Seven Steps
Step 1 – Gather your materials
– Home CannaKit
– 1 Oz of Herbs of your choice
– 5 sticks of butter
– Cooking pot or saucepan
– Spoon and tongs
Step 2 – Preheat your oven and prepare your herbs
– Preheat your oven to 210°F.
– Gather your Herbs and grind them lightly in order to create a large surface area. A magic bullet, coffee grinder or blender will do just fine.
– They DO NOT need to be ground to a fine powder!
Step 3 – Decarboxylate your herbs
– Once you have ground your Herbs, you can place them in your decarb tray that comes with your kit. Spread the herbs evenly in the tray so you cover a large surface area. Cover the tray and place it in your preheated oven. Leave the herbs in for 1 hour.
– Be careful not to leave the herbs in for too long because they might burn.
Step 4 – Put the herbs in the cotton bag
– Once the Herbs have been decarboxylated, place them in the cotton bag that comes with your kit. We found that the best way to do this is to tip the tray to one side and use a spoon to scoop them in.
Step 5 – Melt the butter
– Place 5 sticks of butter into a cooking pot or saucepan and simmer on low. Once the butter is melted, submerge the cotton bag filled with herbs. Simmer on the lowest setting for 1 hour, stirring at least every 15 minutes.
– It is important not to overheat as the butter can burn. Keep it low and slow.
Step 6 – Remove herb & squeeze any excess
– Once you have infused the butter for 1 hour, you are almost ready to pour into the butter molds. Pull out the the cotton bag and squeeze any excess butter out of the bag with tongs. At this point, you can dump out the herbs and wash the cotton bag to reuse again or simply toss the bag and herbs all together.
Step 7 – Pour into molds and solidify
– Place the spout that comes with your kit onto the cooking pot or saucepan. Carefully pour the Herbal Infused Butter into your mold. Lastly, place the Herbal Infused Butter mold into your refrigerator or freezer.
– Once it is solidified, you can substitute it for regular butter in all of your favorite recipes!
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