Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. The term "cinnamon" also refers to its mid-brown colour.Wikipedia
According to the 'Joy of Cooking' most cinnamon comes from the cassia and is not true cinnamon. This form of cinnamon is also supposed be more bitter than true cinnamon. I think I might have to investigate this further and try and find some true cinnamon.
Now why all the buzz about cinnamon. Well, according to one website there are 26 health benefits to consuming cinnamon. Some of these are Blood sugar control, lowering LDL cholesterol, and cancer prevention to name a few.
Another good thing about cinnamon, other than it makes things taste great, is that it is also has some nutritional benefits.
1 tsp has 1.4 grams of fiber, 1% of your daily requirement of iron and 2% of your calcium.
Cinnamon can be used in almost any dish from drinks, to deserts, to meats and seafood.
My husband kept telling me to try and make some granola with a bit of a kick to it. One day while I was searching the web, I discovered that savory granola is very popular for adding a crunch to salad or to top off a bowl of soup.
This is what the Neapolitan cookie is supposed to look like and if you guessed that I forgot the flour you are right. I didn't have time to make another batch before my open house in November, so the guests got to try the mistake. For Christmas orders I put in half the mistake and half the original cookie.
Guess what the feed back was!
They all preferred the mistake over the original probably because without the flour the cookie is more buttery. Next year I am going to have to remember to make a mistake when I made the Neapolitans.
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