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
Cinnamon Sticks are a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods to impart a warm spice flavour. In the Middle East, it is commonly paired with meats such as chicken and lamb. The term ‘cinnamon’ also refers to its mid-brown colour.
Cinnamon has many nutritional benefits due to the essential oils contained in the bark of the tree it is obtained from. It contains calcium and manganese as well as antioxidants. It helps to lower blood sugar and cholesterol as well as maintain heart health.
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
Our Chilli Choc Chai combines the delicate flavors of chai with the sweetness of chocolate and the spice of chilli. The result is a dreamy warming nightcap you’ll want to drink again and again. Our spices are freshly cracked to create a brew overflowing with flavor. It tastes great with any milk, and if you prefer it sweeter, simply add a little honey. The pack includes – 1 x 150g packs of Chilli Choc Chai. Makes 15 cups in total.
Sichuan Pepper is an oriental fruit grown on a small ash tree native to the Sichuan province of China. Even though it is called pepper, it is not a true pepper and is not related to black peppercorns, which are from India. The berries have a warm peppery fragrance, with citrus notes & a clean fresh aftertaste leaving a slightly numbing sensation on the tongue. It is the outer husk that has all the flavour, the internal hard black seed is edible but can add a bitter taste. It is a key ingredient in Chinese cuisine and used in some Asian recipes. It is used in our chilli sichuan salt and calamari salt and pepper blends.
Bay leaves are oval-shaped leaves from the Bay Laurel tree. They have a warm and pungent aroma with an aromatic and slightly bitter flavour. They are used in a wide variety of cuisines from around the world, from European to Indian and everything in between.
The Mexican Habanero Chilli is the hottest variety of chilli from Mexico. They are an integral component in Yucatecan Mexican cuisine. With their fruity & floral aroma, it is a popular choice for adding a spicy citrusy kick to any dish. Dried Habanero Chilli is the perfect addition to any Mexican dish. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chilli in boiling water for 20 minutes before use.
Oregano, one of the most popular herbs worldwide, is a member of the mint family and often called wild marjoram. It is a small herb with dark-green leaf and is known for its bold, warm, balsamic herb flavour, with a slightly bitter taste. Its strong flavour marries well with tomato and basil making it a vital ingredient for authentic Italian and Greek cooking. It is also perfect addition to garlic for the Mediterranean, Philippine and Mexican cuisine.
Sesame Seeds White are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. The seeds can have different colours including white and black. Sesame Seeds White are hulled seeds, with an earthy, nutty flavour, soft texture, and aroma of lightly caramelized milk, vanilla, and honey. For this reason, they are better suited for sweeter recipes such as cakes and sesame bars and are the most popular used in cooking. White seeds are sprinkled on bread & biscuits. The ground form makes delightful sweet desserts including halva. They are popular due to its distinctive flavour especially in European, South Middle East and Asian cuisine, while sesame seeds Black are used in East Asian cuisines in both dishes and as a garnish. We also stock Sesame Seeds Black.