Ceylon "True" Cinnamon Sticks
Native to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and still grown there today, this is the preferred cinnamon in England and Mexico. We refer to this as “true” cinnamon because that is exactly what it is, the bark of a cinnamon tree. In the States, what we know as cinnamon is really the bark of a cassia tree.
The flavor of Ceylon “true” cinnamon is not quite as strong as cassia, but it’s sweeter and has a hint of citrus. These delicate 5 inch sticks are rolled in a parchment style making them very easy to crumble and use. There are 4 to 5 sticks in an ounce. “True” cinnamon trees grow to 20 to 30 feet and actually grow best in almost pure sand.
Flavor of Ceylon "True" Cinnamon Sticks
This cinnamon has a mild, sweet flavor with bright, citrus notes and pairs well with cloves, coriander, and nutmeg.
Uses of Ceylon "True" Cinnamon Sticks
Combines well with chocolate, coffee, fruit, and pastries. Often used in Mexican, Middle Eastern and Indian dishes.
Ceylon "True" Cinnamon Sticks Recipe
For 5-6 T of mix: Toast one 5" cinnamon stick until aromatic, 2-4 minutes, turning. Grind then mix with 5 T sugar