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    Infused Hey Sugar!

    Photo: Sweet Mary Jane

    Recipe courtesy of Sweet Mary Jane.

    At Sweet Mary Jane, for the first few years, we infused all our baked goods with Buddha Budda or Coconut Bliss. But, eventually, I wanted to try another technique. After some experimenting, I came up with the idea of infusing sugar. It turned out to be a genuine innovation! The beauty of infused sugar is that there is much less cannabis flavor and color in the finished product. Many of the confections we sell use Hey Sugar. We also sell packages of it for people to sweeten their coffee or tea, or to bake with at home.

    Use the highest proof alcohol you can find. If you have access to Everclear, use that. Otherwise, 151 Rum will do the trick (if not quite as well).

    Hey Sugar can be dropped into any hot drink. If you want to add it to a cold drink, heat a small portion of the liquid, add the Hey Sugar, stir to dissolve, and then add to your drink. It can also substitute for sugar in any of your favorite recipes.

    As you will see in the recipes below, the amount of bud used determines the level of THC in finished desserts, with three levels of dosing.

    Yield for each of the following recipes is: 4 tablespoons of Hey Sugar
    1½ gram of buds, ground or finely crushed
    4 tablespoons granulated sugar

    Yield: a total of about 150 mg of THC
    Each teaspoon = about 12.5 mg of THC
    3 grams of buds, ground or finely crushed
    4 tablespoons granulated sugar

    Yield: a total of about 300 mg of THC
    Each teaspoon = about 25 mg of THC
    6 grams of buds, ground or finely crushed
    4 tablespoons granulated sugar

    Yield: about 600 mg of THC
    Each teaspoon = about 50 mg of THC

    High-Proof Alcohol: Everclear works best, however not every state sells it; if you can’t purchase it, use 151 Proof Rum

    2 Mason jars
    Coffee Filter
    Small heat-proof baking dish
    Heat-proof glass pie dish

    Decarboxylating Cannabis for Hey Sugar

    1. Preheat your oven to 250°F. Put the cannabis in a small heat-proof baking dish and place in the oven. After 15 to 20 minutes, check the temperature of the cannabis with your digital temperature gun; once it has reached 250°F, let it bake at that temperature for 30 minutes, checking the temperature frequently. (Do not go over 250°F.)
    2. Remove the baking dish from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 200°F. Transfer the cannabis into a Mason jar. Pour in just enough alcohol to cover it, and put the lid on. Shake the jar every 3 to 5 minutes for 20 minutes, then open the lid.
    3. Line a strainer with a coffee filter and place over a bowl. Pour the alcohol solution through the coffee filter to strain off the plant matter. Gently press with the back of spoon or your fingertips, being careful not to break the filter.
    4. Add the sugar to a heat-proof glass pie dish. Add your alcohol solution to the sugar and place in the oven for 30 to 60 minutes, stirring well every 10 minutes, until all the liquid is purged off and the sugar is evenly colored. (The color can range from light to dark amber.)

    Sweet Mary Jane is a Colorado-based bakery that specializes in artisanal handmade desserts, and medicinal tincture blends custom made to each order. We are dedicated to using natural, whole foods and fresh, vibrant, high-end ingredients to create adventurous recipes that are a pleasure to consume for both body and mind. Order the Sweet Mary Jane cookbook.

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