Ground Cinnamon (Casia)
Product: Cassia, Ground
Latin Name: Cinnamomum aromaticum syn. Cassia lignea, Cinnamomum cassia
Plant Family: Lauraceae
Other Names: Chinese Cinnamon, Chinese Cassia, Guan Gui, Valse Kaneel, Casse, Canéfice, Cannelle de Chine, Chinesischer Zimt, Kassie, Rou Gui, Cannella della Cin, Canela de la China & Kassia.
Description: Cinnamomum aromaticum also known as Chinese cassia comes from an evergreen shrubby tree native to Southern Asia which grows to a height of 10-15 metres. The tree has greyish-red bark, and the leaves are pinnately compound resembling those of the laurel tree oval to oblong, dark green and glossy in colour and approximately 12-22cm in length. The flowers are comprised of panicles of 6-petaled white florets with yellow stamens.
Ground Cassia Cinnamon is perhaps the most popular type of cinnamon. It can be used in baking for a subtle, warming spice that tastes just like Christmas. Cassia can be added to both sweet and savoury dishes, sprinkle into bread, biscuit, cake and muffin recipes, it can be added to curry powder blends, stirred into soups, stews and tagines. It works well with chicken, lamb and beef. Add to crumble toppings and the fillings of apple and pumpkin pies, sprinkle on to porridge, muesli, pancakes for a sweet spicy flavour. You can also blend it into butter and make spicy cinnamon toast, try the butter on toasted teacakes and crumpets to! Whole pieces of cinnamon can be added to pilau rice, to scented sachets and potpourri mixes and to mulled wine and cider blends.
Uses of Cassia Cinnamon
- Adds a taste of Christmas to fruit cake
- Make your own festive hot chocolate and add ingredients into a blender before heating through
- Sprinkle on top of hot chocolate
- Sprinkle on top of a warm bowl of oats for breakfast
- Add to smoothies with almond butter, medjool dates, banana and almond milk
Ingredient: Cinnamon Ground (Cassia)
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