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SAM Apr 9, 2005 06:43 PM

what do i use with ground cinnamon?

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    megan Apr 9, 2005 07:57 PM

    cinnamon toast or cinnamon rolls are my two favorite uses for cinnamon. but instead of sweet, I also love cinnamon in savory dishes.

    I also like this marinade for pork tenderloin Or chicken... (measurements are approximate) if I'm trying to be fancy I'll skewer bone-less, skinless chicken breasts on cinnamon sticks for this dish.. makes them like drumsticks:

    1/4 cup hoisin sauce
    1/4 cup plum sauce
    1 tsp or two (to taste) chili paste (samal olek or similar)
    a couple sprinkles of cinnamon
    dash of sesame oil
    2 tbsp of dry sherry
    1 tbsp chopped ginger & garlic

    marinade then grill or roast. mmm... spicy, cinnaomny... very tasty.

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      SAM Apr 9, 2005 08:20 PM

      hey Megan.. any recipe on the cinnamon toast?


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        Caviar Apr 9, 2005 09:38 PM

        Ummm.... really?

        Make toast. Butter (or not). Sprinkle with cinnamon.

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          Liz Apr 9, 2005 11:13 PM

          No. Slice good bread. Butter. Cover generously with a combination of 1 TBSP of sugar with 1-2 tsp. of cinnamon. Place in toaster oven until it starts to bubble. Remove. Cool. Eat. Repeat.

          I agree, cinnamon is also really good on barbeque! I love it on chicken and ribs.


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            Caviar Apr 9, 2005 11:59 PM

            Oh, see... now you're talking cinammon __sugar__ toast. Fancy.

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              kc girl Apr 10, 2005 11:17 AM

              My mom used to just stir the sugar and cinnamon into the butter for us to smear on the bread - all the way to the edges of the toast.

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                julesrules Apr 11, 2005 09:46 AM

                I used to add walnuts to this when my family had a toaster oven 15 years ago or so. I had totally forgotten that, actually. How did I come up with that? And now that I'm back "on" walnuts, how long till I get a toaster oven or try it in the oven?

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              megan Apr 10, 2005 01:48 PM

              I concurr w/ kcgirl... stir cinnamon in to sugar.. then sprinkle on generously buttered toast. I personally like to use sour dough for this. but I usually buy wheat bread for day to day.

              Have fun with your cinnamon.

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                kc girl Apr 11, 2005 11:14 AM

                My post reported that the cinnamon and sugar was then mixed in with the butter, not simply sprinkled on top. Then, spread on top as a butter schmeer.


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            emdb Apr 10, 2005 08:23 AM

            Cinnamon, salt, pepper, cumin, and dried cilantro or ground coriander are good as seasoning for roasted or stewed lamb.

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              Sir Gawain Apr 10, 2005 09:29 AM

              Mix it with good Greek yogurt (Total brand or similar) and toss with diced apples. A great breakfast, and no sugar needed.

              Also, I always use a lot of cinnamon in this recipe - one of my alltime favorites for a fancy breakfast or brunch. It's something between a puffy pancake and a baked custard, with apples. Excellent.

              Link: http://www.saveur.com/article.jsp?ID=...

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                Kitchenette Apr 10, 2005 01:28 PM

                I think innamn needs to be gently heated in a liquid to really bring out it's flavor, rather han using it raw. Try sauteeing the apples in a little butter with the spice.

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                  Sir Gawain Apr 10, 2005 02:12 PM

                  In theory I would... but never have time in the morning, at least on weekdays.

                  But I have very good results (to put it pompously) with very finely ground Vietnamese cinnamon and good Greek yogurt. Really, it works.

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                Phoebe Apr 10, 2005 05:14 PM

                NOTHING fancy - but I sprinkle it into my coffee and onto cottage cheese and blueberries


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                  Grace Apr 10, 2005 10:23 PM

                  Make ice cream!

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                    Emme Apr 11, 2005 01:45 AM

                    Baked apples... core and fill with cinnamon, sugar and for those who like them raisins and nuts. You can also add nutmeg and/or cloves and/or ginger.

                    Cottage cheese, sweetener, cinnamon, and vanilla. And for a quick rice pudding, add rice to this (I use brown) and heat.

                    Mix it with cream cheese and a little sugar and spread on a bagel.

                    Sometimes I add it to eggs before scrambling with diced apples or even a little jam.

                    Great addition to pancakes or waffles too. Also, I like it stirred into coffee or hot chocolate.

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                      Keri T. Apr 11, 2005 11:23 AM

                      I use it in cous cous with Mango chutney, chicken broth, saffron and a hint of nutmeg, not too much though. Goes great with lamb but I also eat it with gingered fish.

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                        kbl Apr 11, 2005 04:31 PM

                        sprinkle on oatmeal, use in french toast, use in baking muffins and breads such as carrot, pumpkin, etc. or sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top before baking.

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                          HealthySpice Apr 12, 2005 07:36 AM

                          You cure your type 2 diabetes with it. Really, no kidding.

                          Do a web search on cinnamon and diabetes and see for yourself.

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