Recipe: Strawberry Cough Torta Firecracker
Firecrackers are quick, delicious if prepared right, and can take you back on a trip through your mind to when you were a youngin’.
When it comes to infamous cannabis edibles, the firecracker comes in at a hard second to the classic brownie. This ultra-simple treat combines a nut butter, two crackers, and cannabis which has already been vaporized, wrapped in tinfoil then baked.
I wanted to create a special firecracker recipe in honor of such a counterculture staple. This time, I decided to take the firecracker to the next level with Strawberry Cough, fresh strawberries, vanilla almond butter and orange Spanish tortas. But even with the addition of these appealing ingredients, I preserved the integrity of the classic firecracker recipe by leaving the vaped cannabis in the vanilla almond butter. Enjoy this delightful little treat for breakfast with a chai latte, as a midday snack or even as a dessert with coffee after dinner. This is a very versatile recipe and can be switched up with other nut butters or fruits if desired.
Mise en place:
4 sliced strawberries
2 orange Spanish tortas
1/4 cup room temperature vanilla almond butter (Justin’s is a great brand from Boulder, Colorado)
1/16th of a gram vaped Strawberry Cough or Strawberry Cough kief
Directions for a classic firecracker:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Take the vaped cannabis and pour into a coffee grinder then blend until it becomes a fine dust.
Step 3: Add the Vanilla Almond butter to a small bowl and stir in the powdered cannabis until well combined.
Step 4: Spread the cannabis nut butter over both sides of the torta’s that are not sugared. Next, lay down the slices of strawberries starting on the outer edge and make a spiral towards the center of one torta. Now take the other torta and lay on top to make a little sandwich.
Step 5: Wrap the Strawberry Cough firecracker in tinfoil and place into the center of the oven. Bake for 10 minutes then unwrap and enjoy!
Directions for a kief firecracker:
Step 1: Decarb your kief. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees. 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. You now have decarboxylated or “activated” medical kief that is ready for consumption.
Step 2: Now Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Step 3: Add the vanilla almond butter and the decarbed kief to a small bowl and stir until well combined.
Step 4: Follow step 4 and step 5 above, then enjoy!
If one gram of cannabis tests at 10 percent THC, 10 percent of 1,000mg would be 100 mg. This same math formula applies to the kief as well. Sub the number of your THC percentage and do the math to figure out your dosing. If you want a smaller dose, cut the cannabis down to a smaller portion. If you want a larger dose, add the amount you desire.
I would recommend strains that possess sweet strawberry like terpenes. The following would be ideal if you didn’t have Strawberry Cough: Strawberry Haze, Strawberry Diesel, Strawberry Kush, or Strawberry Banana. If you cannot find these strains don’t panic, just follow your nose and taste buds to finds strains that would complement the dish.
What type of edibles do you enjoy?