How to use Cinnamon in your meals

February 19, 2008

There are many reported health benefits for consuming cinnamon and luckily I love the taste of it.  I remember having cinnamon toast as a child (bread soaked in a mixture of egg, cinnamon and a tiny bit of sugar then fried).  One of my daughters likes it too.

Now I like wholemeal toast with tahini and bananas sprinkled with cinnamon instead.

Cinnamon is a sweet flavoured spice, commonly used as a major constituent of ‘Mixed spice’.

The whole quills or cinnamon sticks can be added to stews, used to flavour curries, mulled wine, punches, added to stewing fruit for flavour, rice dishes (including rice pudding) or used to stir and flavour hot chocolate or coffee.

Ground cinnamon is lovely sprinkled over cappuccino coffee.

It can be added to bread dough to make tasty buns.

Ground cinnamon goes well with egg in many dishes; so is commonly used in cakes, pastries and biscuits.

It should be stored in an airtight jar, in a cool dark cupboard. Ground cinnamon will lose its flavour more quickly than the quills/sticks so buy little and often.

A great supplier for herbs and spices is Steenbergs, their herbs and spices are organic and many carry the Fairtrade mark.  I bought some for my brother at Christmas and he was amazed at the strength of the aroma when you first open the jar; it seemed fresher than any others he has had before and he is very much into his cooking!

If you have any delicious ways that you use cinnamon, please leave a comment below.

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1 Elvien 04.27.08 at 4:02 pm

In this site we can find scientific information in herbs, their use in pregnancy and many other things.
http://herbalinformation.awardspace.com/

2 Cinnamon 06.16.08 at 7:13 am

The Cinnamon that is sold in the US is actually Cassia. A chemical called coumarin in cassia could be toxic.

Please click the link below link to read more…..

http://www.ceylon-cinnamon.com/Identify-Cinnamon.htm

3 Amanda 08.10.11 at 4:11 pm

Increasingly I’m looking for savory recipes that make use of cinnamon. It’s so versatile.
Amanda recently posted..Cinnamon Powder

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