The taste of our cinnamon is warm, sweet and rich with a delicious flavor.
Cinnamon has been one of the most popular spices in the world since the dawn of time. The use of cinnamon appears in historical documents dating back to at least 1700 BC in ancient Egypt. Arab spice traders supplied cinnamon to the ancient Romans, Greeks and Hebrews. They used it as a culinary spice, in sweets, pastries, perfumes, cosmetics, drinks etc. European explorers considered cinnamon as the most sought-after spice of the 15th and 16th centuries, and in the 17th century it was considered a common cooking spice.
- Pastry (cakes) / Oatmeal
- Apple Pie
- Jams / Fruit compotes
- Spicy wine "Hippocras".
- Hot drinks (chai tea, herbal tea, hot cider, hot chocolate)
- Soups and cooked meals
Contrary to what one might think, cinnamon is not only used in pastries. Oriental cuisine uses it in several recipes for hot dishes. Here is an example of this:
MOROCCAN HARIRA SOUP
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 onions
- 2 carrots in slices
- 2 stalks of celery cut
- 1 cup raw rinsed brown or green lentils
- 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas (540ml)
- 1 can of diced tomato 540ml
- 1 can of crushed tomato (crush) 540ml
- 8 or more cups of chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bunch of chopped fresh parsley
- 1 bunch of chopped fresh coriander
- ¼ per cup of lemon juice
Fry the vegetables in olive oil for a few minutes, add the broth, tomatoes and lentils. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, when the lentils are cooked, add the cooked chickpeas, simmer for 15 minutes. At the end of cooking, add the herbs, spices and lemon juice.
Serve with Pita bread, humus and olives.... which flavor!!!!
ORGANIC GROUND CINNAMON (Cinnamomum verum)
- Product Code: 40g Sac zip
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