These savory scones are often a big hit because they are rich and satisfying, and they give you a nice buzz. The recipe includes several ingredients that require preparation before baking the scones, like cooking the bacon and chopping the green onions.
The carb, fat, and protein ratio in these scones is well balanced between the fats from the bacon and cheese and protein from the almond flour and bacon.
Making Cannabutter for the Recipe
Making edibles with cannabis usually requires making cannabutter first. Cannabis needs to be heated in a process called decarboxylating, or decarbing. It is then infused with butter so it can be added to the recipe. Without decarbing, most of the THC will not be absorbed into the body and your edibles will not provide the buzz typically desired cannabis cooking.
Decarbing cannabis in your own kitchen isn’t difficult, but it turns out best if you work slowly and thoroughly, especially if you are unfamiliar with the process.
First, take your buds and break them up a bit. Some people will grind them into a fine powder, but if you bake the scones for too long, it may burn and make the edibles taste bitter. After breaking up the flowers, put them on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake them gently at 225 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cannabis turns golden brown. Keep in mind that it takes longer to decarb weed that is wet or recently harvested. Immediately strain the butter cannabis mix to remove the plant material (the THC will be in the butter), squeezing it through a metal strainer with a spoon to get all the cannabis bits out of the mixture.
How LĒVO II Can Help
There is another way to make cannabutter by using an infusion machine. LĒVO II makes a machine that is easy to use, easy to clean, and always makes the highest quality cannabutter. You simply add the cannabis into the Power Pod, activate it through decarbing, then infuse the cannabis into butter or any other oil you prefer. LĒVO II infusion can be used with any herb to make rich, fragrant recipes and sauces, too. The parts can also be readily washed in a dishwasher.
This recipe needs one cup of cannabutter, which requires two sticks of butter. The recipe makes 12 scones, or just under an ounce of cannabutter per scone. This can be a lot of cannabis for some people to ingest.
Another option is to make two batches of cannabutter of different potency, one stick of butter per batch but with different amounts of weed in each. Then, split the recipe in half with a ½ cup of cannabutter per batch.
Remember that the recipe calls for a total of a cup of cannabutter, since the butter is an important ingredient to bake the scones properly. As with any edible, testing the potency of the scone is recommended by eating it and waiting an hour or so to see how high you feel. Since these scones each have significant amounts of cannabis, testing them is important, especially for people who do not have much experience with edibles.
Cannabis Cheddar Bacon Scones
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup green onion sliced to ¼ of an inch
- 1 Tbsp parmesan
- 1 cup cooked bacon bits roughly ½ inch squares
- 1 cup cannabutter
- If you haven’t already, prep your ingredients by chopping them ahead of time
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl
- With a fork, masher, or baking spatula, mix in the cannabutter with the dry ingredients until fully combined
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and apple cider vinegar together. Combine thoroughly.
- Now, mix the wet and dry ingredients together, combining well.
- Once combined, add in the green onion, cheeses, and cooked bacon bits into the batter.
- Roll the batter into 12 equally sized balls, placing them onto a lined baking tray.
- Bake for 20 - 22 minutes, until they are golden brown on the edges
- Allow scones to cool for 10 minutes before serving