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COOKING WITH CBD OIL: STRAWBERRY TRES LECHES

August 10, 2022 5 min read

COOKING WITH CBD OIL: STRAWBERRY TRES LECHES

COOKING WITH CBD OIL: STRAWBERRY TRES LECHES

Consumers who fancy baking will be amazed by the strawberry tres leches. They are sweet and full of flavor. They are simple to bake and have no complicated ingredients. Cooking with CBD oil requires avoiding high temperatures and no direct heating of the CBD oil. Baking checks with these requirements.

There are various fun recipes one can cook with CBD oil. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and mixed with carrier oil to make CBD oil. CBD oil is used for health and wellness in alleviating pain, enhancing sleep, or for soothing anxiety and depression. Cooking with CBD oil is the best way to enjoy one’s favorite food while benefitting from CBD oil. CBD oil's easiest recipes you can try are deserts, cakes, and cookies. Strawberry tres leches are sweet cakes full of flavor, ideal for summertime.

 Cooking with CBD Oil

One can cook with CBD oil, but one needs to be very cautious because CBD oil is very delicate. Heat will denature the CBD components or even evaporation. Do not heat the CBD oil directly. If you must heat the oil, the heat should not be more than 350o F, more than this; the CBD components will evaporate. You can mix CBD oil with cooking oil because it is fat-soluble. You can also add CBD oil to meals and drinks at room temperature or cook your meals at low temperatures.

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe

To give the cake a sweet taste, a sponge cake is soaked in 3 types: condensed milk, evaporated milk, and cream milk. Unlike other deserts, the strawberry tres leches cake takes at least 6 hours to prepare and bake. You will need all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, sugar, pure vanilla extract, whole milk, heavy cream, evaporated milk, cinnamon stick, cloves, sweetened condensed milk,  and ground cinnamon; for the toppings, you will need thinly sliced strawberries, sugar, sweetened whipped cream, and sliced mint leaves.

Start by preheating the oven to 350 and lightly butter a baking dish. Mix the flour with baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In a mixer bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract at medium-high speed for about 10 minutes until it's light and fluffy. Add half of the flour mixture at low speed until its well incorporated. Gradually add the whole milk, then mix with the remaining flour mixture. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. Then transfer it to a rack and let it cool for 30 minutes.

As the cake cools, whisk the cream, evaporated milk, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in a medium bowl and boil the mixture over moderated heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove the heat and cover for 10 minutes for it to steep. Combine the condensed milk with vanilla extract and ground cinnamon in a heatproof bowl. Strain the steeped cream into the condensed milk mixture, add your CBD oil and stir to combine.

Use a fork to poke holes all over the cake and bowl the milk mixture over the cake. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Gently toss the strawberries with sugar in a bowl and let it stand for 20 minutes at room temperature; occasionally stir for sugar to dissolve. Cut the cake and serve with strawberries, whipped cream, and mint.

Uses of CBD Oil

Alleviating pain and Inflammation

CBD oil can alleviate pain like nerve, back, and arthritis pain. According to Argueta et al. (2020), when CBD oil is used topically, it can ease inflammation. CBD can be a good alternative for people using medications like opioids that can cause dependency.

Soothing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Crippa et al. (2018) discovered that CBD affects receptors that produce antidepressants and anti-anxiety effects; and concluded that CBD has anti-stress effects. Taking CBD can help soothe stress-reducing depression.

Helps in Better Sleep

Factors like pain and stress can cause insomnia. CBD oil is primarily used on such factors. Taking CBD oil infused with melatonin can help you achieve quality sleep. CBD also induces calmness which may trigger sleepiness.

In Treating Seizures

 Farrell& Soltesz (2019) noted that in 2018 FDA approved the use of Epidiolex, a pure form of CBD, to treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in individuals of age 3 and above. CBD treats seizures without giving a seductive effect.

Can Help to Quit Smoking

The most common withdrawal symptoms are anxiety, insomnia, and depression; using CBD has been known to alleviate these problems. Berg et al.  (2020) reported that using CBD can help you quit smoking by alleviating these problems to reducing the urge to smoke.

Is CBD Legal

CBD oil is legal in most countries, including Europe and the USA. CBD oil is legal in the USA, but the states have rules and regulations on CBD products. CBD oil is illegal in Texas if it has more than 0.3% THC. In Idaho, CBD is fully illegal, but in California, CBD is legal. It's better to check your state’s stand on CBD products. In Europe, CBD is legal in most countries except a few; like Norway, CBD oil is sold for medicinal use only. It’s illegal in countries like Monaco and Armenia. You should also check the amount of THC in your product and the source of the CBD because CBD from marijuana has a high THC, and it's illegal.

 Conclusion

Cooking with CBD oil is a fun way to take CBD oil. When CBD is ingested, it takes longer to kick in, but the effect lasts longer. Most recipes to cook with CBD oil are simple, like Strawberry tres leches, they may take to prepare, but they are worth the time. Most of the ingredients used here can be found easily at your local store or those remained from your last baking session. This desert is best for summertime, but you can enjoy it anytime. Dosage is affected since you may not get the same effect as when taking the oil directly.

References

Argueta, D. A., Ventura, C. M., Kiven, S., Sagi, V., & Gupta, K. (2020). A Balanced Approach For Cannabidiol Use In Chronic Pain. Frontiers In Pharmacology, 11, 561.

Berg, C. J., Getachew, B., Pulvers, K., Sussman, S., Wagener, T. L., Meyers, C., ... & Henriksen, L. (2020). Vape Shop Owners’/Managers’ Attitudes About CBD, THC, And Marijuana Legal Markets. Preventive Medicine Reports, 20, 101208.

Crippa, J. A., Guimarães, F. S., Campos, A. C., & Zuardi, A. W. (2018). Translational Investigation Of The Therapeutic Potential Of Cannabidiol (CBD): Toward A New Age. Frontiers In Immunology, 9, 2009.

Farrell, J. S., & Soltesz, I. (2019). Plants Come To Mind: Phytocannabinoids, Endocannabinoids And The Control Of Seizures. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 114(8), 1343.