Recipe: Black Friday Chocolope Nugtella Bacon Croissant
The Chocolope strain intensifies the creamy sweet chocolaty flavor of Nutella while pairing perfectly with the smoked applewood bacon.
Chocolate, bacon and French croissants are three of my favorite things. Perhaps this combination came purely out of an intense craving for salty and sweet. Or perhaps it is just one of those things that sounds strange but you cannot knock it till you truly try it. This is the perfect recipe to use up all those leftover croissants from the Thanksgiving dinner table. Not to mention bacon and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly. The salty smoky flavor of the bacon pairs wonderfully on the tongue with the sweet, rich Nutella spread stopping any sweet/salty craving dead in its tracks.
I thought of all the possible chocolate strains I have in a stock pile and the first one that jumped to mind was Chocolope. The beauty of this strain is that it has an intense chocolate flavor with coffee and spice undertones which can be paired with a lot of foods.
This is the perfect quick breakfast before your day, an energy packed pocket snack while you are on the mountain snowboarding, or even when you find yourself with the munchies needing more uplifting sativa medicine. This is a very motivating and energetic strain, with excellent anti-depression and creativity properties. Enjoy with a dark roast coffee, cappuccino, latte or your favorite black tea.
1-2 strips of smoked applewood bacon
2 tablespoons of Nutella (More of less depending on personal preference)
1 fresh baked croissant
1/8th gram (0.125) decarboxylated Chocolope kief
- To decarboxylate kief, begin by preheating your oven to 220°F. Take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper that will not burn in the oven. Very carefully sprinkle the kief onto the sheet making sure that it is evenly disbursed. Place the baking sheet into the oven uncovered and heat for 25 minutes. Pull the baking sheet from the oven, and let it cool completely. Be very careful when removing it from the pan.
- Carefully cut the croissant in half taking care not to smash the pastry as you are doing this.
- Mix the Nutella in a small bowl with the kief. Spread the Nutella on the bottom half of the croissant and then place 1-2 warmed bacon slices on top. Close the croissant to make a sandwich. You can eat as is or to warm it even more, place it into a 200-degree oven for 1-2 minutes or until it is warmed through. Enjoy!
If the gram of kief tests at 50 percent THC, 50 percent of 1,000mg would be 500mg. So if you added 1/8th gram worth of kief into the total recipe at 50 percent THC, it would look something like this: 62.5mg per serving. Sub the number of your THC percentage and do the math to figure out your dosing. If you want a smaller dose, cut the kief down to 1/16th.
If it is unknown what the percentage is, then you would be consuming 0.125g of activated kief. What this denotes is that if you weighed out 0.125g on a scale, that amount of kief would be in the croissant sandwich.
I would recommend strains that possess chocolate- or coffee-like terpenes and flavonoids. The following would be ideal: Chocolate Kush, Chocolate Thai, Chocolate Chunk or Thai-Tanic. If you cannot find these strains don’t panic – just follow your nose and taste buds to find strains that would complement the dish.