Cornbread is a popular and quick-to-make loaf that’s generally associated with Southern cuisine. Sweeter and cake-like cornbread loaves are defined by Northern cornbread recipes and are served with honey, whereas the Southern loaves are traditionally made with little to no sugar, smaller amounts of flour, buttermilk, and can be served with blackstrap molasses.
Cornbread can be enjoyed alone or as the perfect accompaniment to the holiday festive feasts of Kwanzaa. Just be sure to warn your dinner guests that this cornbread recipe comes laced with a very special ingredient.
I pair the Sage strain with this dish as the flavors of spicy sandalwood, undertones of Haze, and slight sweetness balance this bread perfectly. Sage is a sativa-dominant hybrid, with the mother being Big Sur Holy and the father a beautiful Afghani indica bred by T.H. Seeds.
“S.A.G.E” is an acronym for Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium. At 20 percent THC, this magnificent strain produces an uplifting and long-lasting effect, perfect for stress relief, depression, mood enhancement, fatigue, inspiration, and to put a little pep in your step to get you going. Enjoy this delightful bread during the weeklong celebration of Kwanzaa.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 8 ounces organic creamed corn
- 1 large organic free-range egg
- 3/4 cup AP flour
- 1 cup organic whole milk
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 stick melted unsalted organic sweet cream Sage cannabutter
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic sautéed with 3 sprigs of sage
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a large cast-iron skillet. Heat the skillet until hot, right before your bread batter is ready.
Step 2: In a large bowl, sift the cornmeal, AP flour, turbinado sugar, baking powder and sea salt.
Step 3: In another bowl, mix the milk, eggs, cannabutter, minced garlic (without the sprigs), creamed corn and cheddar cheese until incorporated.
Step 4: Add the wet ingredients to the dry bowl, and mix with a wooden spoon until fully combined.
Step 5: Pour the bread batter mixture into the hot skillet. Then place onto the center rack of the oven on the convection setting and bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Pull from the oven, and let the cake sit 20 minutes before serving.
Yield: 12 servings.
Dosage: Make your cannabis coconut oil with 3 grams of Sage per 1/2 cup. The strain should test around 20 percent of THC. This will yield a dosage of 50 mg per serving.
Alternative Strain Suggestion
Go for strains that possess earthy sage and woodsy terpenes and flavonoids. The following varietals would be ideal if you couldn’t get your hands on Sage:
- Sage OG: A good appetite stimulator.
- Sage 20: Piney, sweet, good for eye discomfort.
- Sage Wreck: Mood enhancer with no sedative feelings.
- Spice: Evenly balanced sativa-indica hybrid.
If you can’t find these strains, don’t panic — just follow your nose and taste buds to ones that would complement this creamy baked dish. When choosing another strain, keep in mind that the THC percentage will be different, therefore dose accordingly.