Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks – 60g

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Product description

Cinnamon Sticks, or quills, are obtained from the inner bark of a variety of trees from the Cinnamomum genus. The dried cinnamon quills are characterised by their light brown colour and thin rolled shape, as well as it’s warm, sweet and delicate fragrance. It is used to flavour poached fruits, tagines and curries, as well as baked goods. The Spice People carry pure cinnamon in varieties as cinnamon ground and cinnamon sticks, as well as cinnamon sugar

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Flavour Notes:

Ceylon Cinnamon, also known as true cinnamon or Sri Lankan cinnamon, is a variety of cinnamon that comes from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum Verum tree, native to Sri Lanka (formally known as Ceylon). It is one of the oldest and most valuable spices in the world, prized for its sweet and complex flavour as well as its various health benefits in Ayurvedic Medicine. A common query is ‘Ceylon Cinnamon vs Cassia’ and while their flavours can be somewhat similar, Ceylon Cinnamon is lighter in colour with a thinner bark and more delicate flavour than Cassia. Ceylon Cinnamon has a sweet, citrusy flavour with a subtle hint of spice that’s excellent when used in sweet dishes or incorporated into spice blends for curries, stews or tagines.

Culinary Notes:

The delicate sweet, spicy and fruity flavour of Ceylon Cinnamon makes it one of our culinary world’s most versatile spices. Use for sweet dishes like cakes, muffins or biscuits or simply add a dash into your favourite desserts such as panacotta, rice pudding or even chocolate mousse for hit of sweet spice. Incorporate into your breakfast dishes like porridge, sprinkled over cereal with fresh fruit or added into your coffee, tea or chai for both flavour and a wholesome kickstart to the day. When cooking savoury dishes, Ceylon Cinnamon makes an excellent addition to curries, aromatic stews, soups and meat marinades.

Health Benefits:

Dubbed the true and real cinnamon, it’s no surprise Ceylon Cinnamon is the strongest variety when it comes to its health benefits. An incredibly strong antioxidant, Ceylon Cinnamon helps to build a strong immune system, fight against disease-causing free radicals and help to replenish damaged cells within the body. It is also known to help lower cholesterol, stop the growth of bad bacteria and fungus and reduce blood pressure. A true wonder spice!

Ingredients:

100% Ceylon Cinnamon sticks.

country of origin:

Grown in Sri Lanka, packed in Australia

other names or spelling:

Ceylon Cinnamon, Cinnamon Quills, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, True Cinnamon, Cinnamon Quills

How to use

  • Cinnamon sticks are used to infuse flavour into the liquid. Steep then remove and discard before serving
  • The sticks can be reused up to four times
  • Use to prepare hot cocoa drinks
  • Use in eggnog, fruit dessert, and biryani
  • Use pieces of cassia stick to flavour desserts
  • Use in curries for a sweet, aromatic flavour
  • For a standard-sized dish (about 4 people) only 1 quill is needed. If the dish is larger, or you’d like a strong cinnamon flavour, add 2

The Spice People FAQs

Yes, Ceylon Cinnamon sticks can be substituted for other types of cinnamon in most recipes. However, it’s important to note that Ceylon cinnamon has a milder flavour compared to cassia cinnamon, so you may need to use more to achieve the desired taste.

Ceylon Cinnamon sticks should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Proper storage will help maintain their flavour and aroma for an extended period.

The amount of Ceylon Cinnamon sticks used in a recipe will vary depending on personal taste preferences and the specific dish being prepared. As a general guideline, one to two sticks are typically sufficient for most recipes. If using ground cinnamon, you can use about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per stick, depending on the intensity of flavour desired.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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Country Flavours

This subtle and artful balance provides the perfect flavour foundation for creating the best Malaysian food with the addition of salty hits from dried anchovies and shrimp, up to ten different soy sauces ranging from salty to sweet, puckering sourness from tamarind pulp, and sweetness from palm sugar and coconut milk. Cook your own authentic Malaysian Cuisine with our Malaysian spices online and explore our catalogue of beautiful recipes you can make with this spice blend.

History & influences

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What is Malaysian cuisine

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Spiceology

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