Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods
Cinnamon ( SIN-ə-mən) is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods. The aroma and flavour of cinnamon derive from its essential oil and principal component, cinnamaldehyde, as well as numerous other constituents, including eugenol.

The term "cinnamon" also is used to describe its mid-brown colour. Cinnamon is the name for several species of trees and the commercial spice products that some of them produce. All are members of the genus Cinnamomum in the family Lauraceae. Only a few Cinnamomum species are grown commercially for spice. Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered to be "true cinnamon", but most cinnamon in international commerce is derived from related species, also referred to as "cassia". In 2016, Indonesia and China produced 75% of the world's supply of cinnamon.

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  1. Wyshiepoo

    Recipe Chicken in Spiced Coconut Cream.

    Entering this recipe to comply with the guidelines for the Test Kitchen thread. Recipe is from Indian Cooking edited by Veronica Sperling and Christine McFadden. 4 chicken breasts 6 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 onions, quartered and sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1" root ginger, finely chopped 1-2...
  2. Hemulen

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  3. Windigo

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  4. Windigo

    Recipe Spice cookies

    Makes at least 24 cookies with a small cookie cutter. -175 g self raising flour -175 caster sugar -125 g butter (soft) - 2 tbsp almond shavings - 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp salt & fresh grated black pepper Cream the butter with the sugar, and spices, then add the flour...
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  6. MypinchofItaly

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  7. Windigo

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  8. MypinchofItaly

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  9. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Cinnamon-Flavoured Apple Bites

    Serves 2, Preparation time 5 mins, Cooking time 5 mins Bramley Apple or Fuji or Golden Delicious variety, 2 Lemon juice, 1 Cinnamon powder, to taste Optional: Sugar or Honey, to taste Butter, unsalted: about 20 g Icing sugar, to taste Method Peel and cut a couple of apples into chunks not...
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    This cake is an interesting combination of a pudding and a tarte: the rice is first cooked in milk, then baked in shortcrust pastry.
  12. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Orange & Cinnamon Rice Pudding Cake

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  13. SatNavSaysStraightOn

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  14. detroitdad

    Recipe Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

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  15. Venus black rice sweet version

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  16. Morning Glory

    Recipe Vegan Cinnamon Buns

    I wasn't sure that this recipe would work. Cinnamon buns are made with enriched bread dough which normally contains an egg. I decided to take a risk and just leave it out. The butter is replaced with Tomor margarine. I have tried before to make croissants with other hard margarines but found...
  17. The Late Night Gourmet

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  18. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Cinnamon Rolls

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  19. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Frontier Vinegar Pie

    I was reading an article that came up a couple of days ago on a Facebook group I am a member of that mentioned a vinegar pie that used to be consumed in times of hardship (winter?) in frontier areas in the last century. I was wondering if anyone had ever tried it? Anyhow, given the subject of...
  20. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites Spice Challenge - Spice of the Month (July 2017):Cinnamon

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