[Because of the chocolate chips, the toothpick test for doneness will be tricky. Do your best. The stuff on the toothpick (if any) should be melted chips and not uncooked batter. They might need another 5-10 minutes, but will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan nicely as they approach perfection.]
Optional: As soon as they're out of the oven, melt the other 2-4 oz of baking chocolate in the double boiler (remember to clean out the butter and old chocolate first) and drizzle it over the hot brownies. This will form a thin bitter-chocolate coating as the brownies cool and the chocolate hardens.
[Other optional steps: separate the eggs, and mix only the yolks with the sugar, salt, etc. Beat the whites to stiff peaks. Add whites into batter as the last mixing step, after the chips. Don't over-mix or you'll lose too much of the whites' fluffiness.]
...use the recipe above, with these Special Ingredients:
Prepare the hemp by dry-frying, sauteing, grinding.
Dry frying: Use an oz or two of any good (not great) weed. Crumble it into a large dry cast-iron frypan, removing any twigs or unpleasant seeds (some seeds should be retained: for flavor, sacramental qualities, and to placate your macrobiotic friends). Heat it gently until it just smokes for awhile, stirring often. (All the dope should be browned a little.)
Sauteing: Remove pan from heat. Let it cool so the butter won't burn. Add all the butter from the J-FB recipe. Put on low heat. Stir the marijuana into melted butter. Mix in well. Throw in that old, dried chunk of hashish. (Add up to 1/2 stick extra butter if needed to get everything nicely buttered). Simmer slowly for 10 minutes or so, stirring almost often, don't let anything burn.
Grinding: Put all the sauteed herb into a blender. Deglaze the frypan with a splash of something like rum. Add this solvent to the blender, too. Puree with a serious intention.
[This may smell unusually unpleasant for a little while. Perseverence will win through all minor obstacles.]
Put this pesto into the double-boiler, heat for a while to blow off some of the excess alcohol, then add the baking chocolate, melt all, stir well, and continue with the usual recipe.
WARNING: Because of this subtlety, you will have to warn your friends that these are Brownies of An Unusual Nature.
Dosage -- Depends on the quality of the weed, of course, but this way of cooking seems to potentiate the special ingredient. Cut each pan into 16 squares. Try one square first. Wait an hour before doing another. (It can take awhile to come on.) (If you do these on a full stomach, you won't feel much after an hour so you'll do a second. After another 1/2 hour you still won't notice that you're already off so you'll do a third. It'll all hit a little while after that and you'll be gone for a long, long time. Send us a postcard.)
Munchies -- Make another, weedless, batch ahead of time. You'll be glad you did. (So will your non-drug friends.)
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