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. Morning Glory

    Recipe Chocolate Cinnamon Buns

    This recipe is based on traditional Swedish cinnamon buns. I did try making them using chocolate rather than cocoa powder but the result was not so pretty and where the melting chocolate oozed out, it burnt slightly. Cocoa is more foolproof and tastes just as chocolatey. Ingredients For the...
  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Cinnamon had been found to cool your stomach by upto 2C

    I could find this this useful and will be more than willing to test the theory of once the weather warms up a touch. :cold:
  3. C

    Recipe Cinnamon Pudding Cake

    Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 cup milk 1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cups water 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup apple - peeled, cored, and chopped Directions...
  4. winterybella

    Recipe Cinnamon swirl Banana Bread

    The one thing I can bake well is a banana bread and this twist with cinnamon seems like a good fit for me. Truth of the matter is I don't know I'd be too great with all the swirling and I definitely won't be finishing with slices of banana on the top. Still I like the recipe and it's something I...
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    Recipe Stuffed Cheese Appetizer

    Ingredients 2 tbsp. salad oil 1 med. onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp. each of cinnamon and salt 1/4 tsp. each ground allspice and cloves 1/8 tsp. each ground cumin and cayenne 2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans Italian style tomatoes (found at Scotts) 1 (7 oz.) can whole green chilies, chopped 2...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Waffles

    I was causally browsing recipes whilst waiting for my cashew nut milk latte to turn up at a vegan restaurant yesterday morning (Sweet Bones in Canberra, very well worth a visit but be warned it's busy, very busy...) and having set the cinnamon ingredient challenge could not help noticing this...
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    Recipe Cinnamon Flop (Coffee Cake)

    Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons baking powder 1 pinch salt 1 cup milk 2 Tablespoons butter - melted 1 teaspoon vanilla For The Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar - packed 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter - chilled and cut into small cubes Method Preheat oven...
  8. Morning Glory

    Recipe Strawberries and Cream Brioche Pudding

    Its strawberry season in the UK and strawberries work well with cinnamon. This is a luxurious bread pudding, especially if you add the Cointreau and serve it with extra cream. Photographed today in natural light. Ingredients 12 thick slices of brioche cut into triangles (approx. 200g)...
  9. Caribbean girl

    Recipe Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I have not eaten chocolate chip cookies in a long time. When I came across this recipe it reminded me of them. They are some of my favourite cookies. Source: Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup packed brown...
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    Recipe Cinnamon Apple Smoothie

    Ingredients 1 apple, cored and peeled ½ cup almond milk ½ cup water ½ banana 1 ½ tsp cinnamon 1 cup ice 1 tsp honey Directions Blend in your blender until smooth Enjoy!
  11. C

    Recipe Cinnamon Rice Pudding with Dried-Cherry Sauce

    Ingredients 7 1/2 cups water, divided 1 1/2 cups uncooked jasmine rice 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided 3/4 teaspoon almond extract, divided 1...
  12. Morning Glory

    Recipe Beetroot pickle with allspice

    Another recipe developed in my quest to use allspice more often! I was very pleased by this one, as the combination of allspice and cinnamon is quite magical. I made this to serve with veggie burgers. But it would also go well with game pate for a starter. This recipe is for a small quantity of...
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