This is round 2 for baking posts on a Saturday morning with what to make when you are about to get stoned, or are stoned, or want to get stoned. Or just like some damn good dessert!
Note – I have a medical card for a back injury so this is all legal on my end. Hell, the only way you can get it legally in my province is to your door by post as their are no dispensaries.
A little bit of a twist this week as my wife led me in to this one and then she sent me a recipe she thought I could do for this here site. Normally I would use cannabutter in a recipe as I prefer the effects more than smoking/vapoUrizing but as it was her idea I am making this one au naturel. I know what is coming so I am about to enjoy “Sun-grown Yorkshire” from Tweed farms, and it has a THC of 17.1% and no CBD. I am currently out of my CBD stuff but the order is in and it should be in the mail as we speak! I explained the difference a wee bit in post 1 but I forget whether I linked info or not. I chose this as the first step because the next one is fucking monotonous as hell but the results are far better for doing it the hard way.
I try the best that I can up here in Canadia to eat vegetables and fruit seasonally. I am not an organic hippie by any means, I think it is a rip off, but I try to eat as close to home as possible. In our city we have a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that delivers vegetables and fruit from local farmers into the city, you just have to pick them up every week. It is a great way to have all this produce as you are forced to cook a bunch of different things. Except mushrooms, fuck mushrooms. It is cherry season! I love cherries…. and in Alberta we get most of our fruit from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Also home to some great wineries that go unknown due to some messed up laws, there are enough lawyers on our DFO legal team to figure this out I reckon.
Note: I live in Alberta, hence the stupidness of the laws for getting wine from BC.
Alright DFOErs, today we are baking:
Cherry & Chocolate Cheesecake Pie/Gallette.
- 2 teaspoons sugar
*********Now what I would normally do is put in half the amount of butter in the pastry dough as cannabutter. In fact I have never made weed pastry before, it seems like a good idea, but the dosage would have to be really low because pie is delicious so adjust accordingly. There is nothing worse than making edibles that are too strong because then you end up in a Youtube hole watching this.
As I said it is Cherry season, so I am going to pit about 30 cherries by hand, after I take my medicine.
That truly was monotonus and mind numbing but I have a nice buzz so I have that going for me.
We’re going to make the pastry dough 1st. Mrs. Cola has the fancy YeahRight mixer so I am using that and it is definitely worth the money if you make a lot of food form scratch. Mix the sugar, flour, and salt 1st in said mixer. Then cube up some cold butter and throw it in and beat it until the pages stick together and it is a pebbly mixture. Butter and eggs have to be cold or so I have been told. Then wrap this up and put it in the fridge for an hour.
Next is the cream cheese goodness, I love cheesecake and with the 1st two of these posts I am sure you have noticed. Room temperature cream cheese with sugar, vanilla, and egg yolk. Be a hero and do not buy the yolk carton, that is weak and you should be ashamed of your laziness, plus you need the egg white later. Beat those ingredients until they are smooooth. (Really sorry). The put the bowl in the fridge for an hour.
In your bowl of cherries toss 2 teaspoons of sugar, some lemon juice and that Grand Marnier then put that in the fridge and take a break, you deserve it.
Hour passes, I am back from the balcony, it is hot here people and the oven being on is not going to help!
Roll out your dough so that it is 12′ in diameter, put this on parchment paper on an upside down pizza tray. Heat up the oven to 375, and put another pizza sheet or cookie sheet or flat piece of metal you bought off of Tomsula in the Topeka rail yard into the oven in the middle to warm her up like an oil drum at the ole rail yard in…. nevermind. Now spread the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the dough leaving a couple of inches around because we be folding. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the cream cheese then put the cherry mixture on top of that. Fold in the crust so it surrounds the outside of the filling. Brush the crust with the egg white you had saved and then put it all in the fridge for 15 mins. Take a break, you deserve it.
Put the pastry and the parchment paper on the warmed tray in the oven until the crust is golden about 40 minutes, a little bit more if you are at a higher altitude physically. I am so for folks at a higher altitude I did another 5 minutes. Take a break, you deserve it.
If you don’t know who the real Chopper is then do some research. This skit makes me laugh my ass off, Ronnie Johns is just perfect. I once met Chopper Read in Port Douglas, Australia and it was hot as balls in the tropics and here he was drinking hot chocolate. The rumoUr is true he indeed has no ears from lopping them off himself in the big house.
Let this cool for half an hour, it will be worth it in the end.
Holy shit this was fantastic. Taking the pits out of the fresh cherries was definitely worth the time and the effort. This was one of the best munchie concoctions I have ever put together. The chocolate and the cherries have a strong enough taste that if you were to make the crust with cannabutter the taste would be affected minimally.
To note, I at 3/4 of this in a day and a half.