Here, you will learn all about how to use cinnamon properly and especially how to dose it, because it is very important.
How to Use Ceylon Cinnamon in Your Recipes
Madagascar cinnamon can be used in different forms to add a touch of flavor and aroma to your dishes and drinks. Here's how different forms of cinnamon can be used for best results:
- Whole Sticks: Whole cinnamon sticks provide a subtle, diffuse scent. They are perfect for sauces and infusions
- Cinnamon powder: Ground cinnamon gives an intense, but discreet fragrance, which mixes easily with food. To reduce it to powder, you can use a blender, a coffee grinder, or grate it with a small grater
- Crushed in a mortar: This is just a special case, but you can also crush cinnamon in a mortar for a stronger flavor.
To intensify the flavor of cinnamon, you can roast it by heating it in a skillet over high heat, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes. As in our video how to roast pepper
Use the form of cinnamon that best suits your recipe for an unforgettable cooking experience
How to Dose Madagascar Cinnamon in your Recipes and Baking?
Madagascar cinnamon has a mild but pronounced flavor, so it is important to use it in moderation in your culinary recipes. For best results, it is best to follow a recipe with a precise dosage.
If you don't have a recipe, it's best to adjust the quantity by tasting your preparation. Add the cinnamon little by little until you reach the desired flavor. Ultimately, the amount of cinnamon you use depends on your taste preferences and the recipe you're making. It is therefore important to taste regularly to ensure you get the best result.
Chef Arnaud d'Apogée Bar often advises to add a teaspoon for 500ml of preparation and to taste and adjust. If you put too much from this quantity, you simply have to lengthen the recipe.
Where to use and how to use cinnamon in your kitchen?
Cinnamon is a versatile and very popular spice, often associated with sweet desserts, such as pastries, fruit compotes and apple pies. However, it can also be used in different ways in savory dishes. In North Africa, India, Greece and Eastern cuisine, cinnamon is often added to red meats and poultry.
You can add cinnamon to almost all your sweet preparations, from cake batters to creams, yogurts and jams. For savory dishes, just add a pinch (about half a teaspoon for 4 to 5 people) in pan-fried vegetables, starchy foods, mixed salads, vinaigrettes, etc. Cinnamon will add a subtle, bewitching flavor to your dishes without being overpowering.
Do not hesitate to explore the different uses of cinnamon, which can bring an aromatic and delicate touch to all your culinary preparations.
Give flavor to your hot drinks with cinnamon or even your refreshing drinks with Madagascar cinnamon.
Cinnamon is a spice that brings a pronounced touch of sweetness to your hot drinks such as tea , infusions, hot chocolate and even mulled wine. If you are looking for inspiration, you can opt for Christmas green tea or black tea escape to Madagascar , Thé Noir des Aventurier , rooibos and other flavored tea recipes that you can discover on our youtube channel and the blog.
Cinnamon also goes very well with dried fruits such as dried figs and raisins, especially in savory dishes from the Orient.
To add a little magic to the holiday season, you can create a spiced sugar by adding cinnamon to sugar with other spices such as ginger, vanilla, cloves and star anise . Leave the sugar to rest for a few days so that it soaks up these typical Christmas flavors.