Cooking with Chef Carosi: Green Crack, Sour Cream, & Hemp Heart Waffles

Not only did I want an attention-grabbing name for an under-appreciated, almost extinct breakfast staple that has been lost to the prepackaged convenience foods crowd, I also wanted a great-tasting waffle to eat for breakfast.

Long gone are the days of getting up in your pajamas on a Saturday morning to watch cartoons and eat cereal or to help your mom make waffles or pancakes for breakfast. I just want you to know these waffles are NOT your mother’s waffles… (just sayin’)

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The Green Crack Strain has a citrus, earthy, sweet flavor and has reported effects of overly high-energy, happiness and a focused level of creativity, making it a great choice for kicking off your day. Originating out of the Athens, Georgia area in the seventies, supposedly descending from skunk #1, while several other potential parents have also been offered up in discussion. They have included Afghani Landrace and Sweet Leaf Indica to name a few. While its Origins and lineage leave some room for discussion, its popularity and heady effects definitely do not. Green Crack is regarded as an incredible daytime strain that enhances energy levels and fuels an eagle-eye focus and drive.

Now that we’ve got the Green Crack out of the way- why, you wonder- is there sour cream in my cannabis waffles? Well, it helps activate the leavening properties of the baking soda and baking powder, along with those quality farm-raised chicken eggs, giving you that highly desired light and fluffy texture of a damn near illegal waffle. It also adds a slight tartness or sour flavor, very reminiscent of that famous sourdough bread we have all come to know and love.

That tartness contrasts nicely with the terpene rich pure maple syrup you will inevitably poor all over the stack of waffles that’s just sitting there in front of you nicely configured on your plate. With passion, desire and almost criminal intent one is easily driven to make another batch. Good thing that this recipe is easily doubled, isn’t it? So sit back and make your mom a few of these to get the day started. 

*Important Waffle Side Note Here: Be sure to use cake flour to make your waffles. In terms of flour, it’s the lowest in protein, so there’s no risk of developing gluten. Gluten is great but not in waffles, it makes them tough. So 86 that AP flour and use cake flour instead, you will be completely satisfied with every bite.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 waffles
Total THC/CBD: depends on the dosage of the cannabis butter and vanilla used

Wquipment Needed:

  • 2x Medium Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowls
  • 2x Wire Whisks
  • 4oz Ladle
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Waffleye Waffle Iron
  • Plates
  • Forks
  • Some Hungry Stoners

Provisions Needed:

  • 2 Large Pasture Raised Farm Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Pure Cannabis Vanilla Extract (Made in The Magical Butter Mb2e)
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3 Tbsp Melted Cannabis Butter or Coconut Oil (Made In The Magical Butter Mb2e)
  • 1/2 Tsp Organic Orange Zest 
  • 1/2-3/4 Cup Whole Milk from A Cow
  • 1 Drop True Terpenes Green Crack Profile
  • 1/4 Cup Queen of Heart Hemp Hearts
  • 1 Tsp Non-GMO Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Non-GMO Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Jacobsen Salt Co. Kosher Salt 
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cake Flour (Makes For A Fluffy Fluffy Waffle)

How to Make It:

  1. In a stainless mixing bowl whisk the eggs, sugar, terpenes, zest and vanilla until fluffy, add in the sour cream and melted butter, whisk briefly. (reserving the milk)
  2. Then in another bowl mix all the dry ingredients well.
  3. Add the dry flour mixture to the wet mix and combine to incorporate well. Do not overmix.
  4. Slowly pour the milk into the batter, stir until incorporated well. (the batter can be lumpy, it’s all good) add up to 3/4 cup of the milk. (the batter should be on the thicker side, sticky and pourable)
  5. Let the batter sit for 8-10 minutes at room temperature before making waffles. (preheat waffle iron)
  6. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick pan spray.
  7. Pour a ladle of the sticky icky dank batter into a preheated waffle iron (preferably a waffleye cannabis leaf shaped waffle iron) and cook to your desired doneness and darkness. (or until it’s GBD- golden, brown and delicious) once the steam stops, the waffles are generally done.

*Garnish with your favorite things- whipped sour cream + fresh seasonal local berries, or pure maple syrup, bananas + cbd honey, peanut butter + jelly, crushed wild blackberries + whipped cream, powered sugar, whatever you like… #letyourwafflegetyoubaked

About Chef Sebastian Carosi

Chef Sebastian Carosi…. 
A short-order cannabis revolutionary… 

A farm raised old-school culinary professional with over twenty-five years in the restaurant + hospitality industry, a pioneer in the countries farm 2 fork movement… Originally from providence Rhode Island, up on federal hill and the mafia ran red sauce pasta houses of little Italy… Chef Carosi earned his culinary + hospitality degree from western culinary institute in the lush green city of Portland, Oregon… He did several apprenticeships in Sardinia, Italy at his family’s agritourismo… Is one of three trained shaker chefs left in the world… Has cooked from coast to coast and several countries outside of the united states… He has operated the entire spectrum of food service facilities, from multi-million-dollar mega resorts to thriving intimate neighborhood eateries, always with a direct link to every local food source + farmer that can feasibly supply his needs…. Chef Carosi is an avid pacific northwest forager and wildcrafter, living off the grid for several months each year in the foothills of mount st. Helens…. These wild edibles are expressed throughout his hyper seasonal menus…. Cooking with cannabis since the mid 90’s Chef Carosi currently offers his expertise to the cannabis industry in the form of cooking with cannabis educational culinary demonstrations, product research + development, cannabis production kitchen design + upfits, production kitchen staff training, standardized recipe development, terpene fortification, dosage calculations + formulas, production schedules + staffing needs, production equipment training, conference cooking demonstrations, full spectrum cannabis consumption, responsible diabetes control through cannabis, private cannabis dinners, cbd + terpene fortified cocktails + mocktails, everyday cooking with cannabis and the health + nutritional benefits of cannabis in your kitchen…. You can read his regular cooking with cannabis column in the pages of maximum yield magazine here in the us and in Canada… Or find his chronic cannabis creations in the pages of Kitchen Toke Magazine, Cannabis Magazine, Tokewell Magazine, Marijuana Venture Magazine, Civilized, Weed World Magazine, The Emerald Magazine, Soft Secrets, The Clever Root, Stoned Daily And The Green Greek Magazine In Greece … You can find him doing sustainable grub cooking with cannabis, terpene fortified culinary demonstrations at the Seattle Hempfest, The Boise Hempfest, The Oregon Hempfest, The Auto Flower Cup, The Oregon Hemp Convention, The Texas Hemp Convention and regularly at the Northwest Cannabis Club in Portland, Oregon… He shares most of his terpene fortified recipes on Instagram @chef_sebastian_carosi

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