Wanna try a CBD snack? Our Dawamesk recipe

Let’s talk about the most controversial CBD snack in History

When you read that title, you probably wondered what CBD snack we could be talking about. We don't blame you: at Cakespace, we came across the recipe for dawamesk, this strange jam, while researching on the Club des Hashischins. And since we're always up for a bit of CBD cooking, we wanted to tell you a little more about this dish that's as vintage as it is controversial...

A very special CBD snack: the origins of dawamesk

A substance from the East

Before giving you a version of Dawamesk as a CBD snack we are going to tell you where this strange mixture comes from. 

Brought back to Europe in the 17th century, hashish gradually aroused the curiosity of French scientists and writers, whose effects and recreational consumption raised many questions.


Especially since before being smoked, hash was consumed in oral form. This is how dawamesk first appeared in a publication by M. Louradour, a pharmacist in Troyes and member of the Société de Pharmacie de Paris, in 1842.

He describes it as "the most convenient to administer", which can be mixed with coffee or eaten as is. The ingredients? "a quantity of fatty extract, intimately mixed with pistachios, sweet almond flour and sugar."

To learn more about CBD consumed in oral form, check out our article on CBD dosing.


The star of the club des Hashischins

An opportunity to take a CBD snack, the mixture was the guest of honor at the evenings of the legendary Club des Haschischins, which brought together French artists and intellectuals wishing to explore the effects of the substance. Active from 1844 to 1849, its members included such illustrious names as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Flaubert, Honoré de Balzac, and even Victor Hugo!

Participating in the meetings, Charles Baudelaire and Théophile Gautier mentioned this preparation that is obtained by adding chopped cannabis leaves in a fatty substance. The concern is that when it is consumed pure, the mixture is absolutely infamous. This is why, according to Baudelaire, one added condiments: "vanilla, cinnamon, pistachios, almonds, musk".

Our Dawamesk recipe, to take a new CBD snack

CBD: our alternative to discover dawamesk safely

In his eponymous essay, Theophile Gautier talks about the effects of dawamesk, explaining that the cannabis it contains stimulates brain activity, mood and brings deep relaxation. However, our dear Theophile probably had eyes bigger than his stomach: he also describes some very colorful hallucinations...

If you are tempted to discover this essential recipe of the history of cannabis and hashish, we have a ready solution for you: why not try a version with CBD? With this, you can enjoy the same effects on mood and relaxation, while avoiding hallucinations and especially, the risk of addiction . 

At Cakespace, in any case, we felt adventurous, so we concocted a recipe adapted to CBD!


To make our CBD dawamesk, you’ll need:

  • 500g pistachios - powdered or chopped, see if you want a more even or crunchy texture 

  • 100g almonds - again, it's up to you! 

  • 5 tablespoons of honey 

  • 25 cl of CBD oil 

Of course, it's up to you to adapt the doses according to the amount of paste you want to obtain. 

For the CBD oil, we advise you to choose the Focus: its berries flavors blend perfectly with pistachios !


The preparation, on its side, isn’t very complicated... just start by mixing the pistachios and almonds, before adding the honey and CBD oil, and mix everything

However, if you want to get closer to the original recipe, feel free to turn to our CBD butter recipe to replace the oil.

You can then use your dawamesk to take a nice CBD snack, use it as a condiment, or even sweeten your tea or coffee like the Hashischins did!

For our part, we hope you enjoyed this intriguing recipe and its story. And if you want to try more CBD recipes, we've got you covered with our best food combinations and tips for making CBD tea

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