Marijuana Recipes: Alice B Toklas Carrot Cupcakes by Chef Catjia Redfern.
Alice B. Toklas’s “brownie”—really fudge made with hash and dried fruit—became an icon when she published the recipe in her cookbook in the 1950s. Pot brownies resurged again in the 1970s after eating one changed Peter Sellers’s life in the 1968 film I Love You, Alice B. Toklas. Sixty-some years later, Catjia Redfern pays homage to Toklas with carrot cake, another 1970s icon that has yet to be claimed.
Catjia blends a cup and a half of cannabis-infused ghee or clarified butter (which she prefers, the recipe is in The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, but you can use regular canna-butter or cannabis infused coconut oil) in a batter with grated carrots, pecans, and golden raisins and pours it into cupcake tins for a portable snack (like a brownie, but better) that’s great to take to parties (invited and clearly labeled, of course).
The frosting has half a cup of cannabis ghee, giving it a green cast and pleasant grassy taste. You can temper the cupcakes’ potency by smearing on a little or a lot of frosting or leaving cannabis oil out of the frosting altogether.
One cupcake is a solid dose for experienced cannabis eaters and five or more doses according to Colorado’s ten-milligram dosing regulations. Beginners should start with a sliver and go easy on the frosting.
To make these cupcakes gluten-free, Catjia suggests a blend of glutenless flours or Pamela’s gluten-free flour mixture (omit the baking powder and baking soda if you use Pamela’s). Sometimes she substitutes goat cheese for the cream cheese to fancy up the frosting.
In addition to the ingredients, you will need the following to make this recipe:
- muffin tins
- electric mixer or whisk