I love, love, love cinnamon. Please could you share your best cinnamon recipes with me.

(57 Posts)
EllieArroway Tue 05-Feb-13 07:54:56

Thank you smile

bigTillyMint Wed 06-Feb-13 14:25:19

Mmmm Kira - must try that!

DeDevilTail Wed 06-Feb-13 14:25:32

Thank you! thanks

EllieArroway Wed 06-Feb-13 14:42:34

I am sitting here with a cup of hot chocolate and two pieces of cinnamon toast.

I am in Heaven smile

mindingalongtime Wed 06-Feb-13 16:42:58

OMG, english you can buy them from Ikea?? I used to drive there when my children were little ( about 15 years go) to buy their meatballs. Special trip coming up and hastily empties a drawer in the freezer!

They're one if the few things I don't make myself because the Ikea ones are so good smile

ElleSarcasmo Fri 08-Feb-13 09:56:18

I made the hummingbird snickerdoodles recently-they are a cross between a biscuit (but a soft and chewy one) and a cake. Nigella has a recipe as well which I haven't tried.
This is the one I used: snickerdoodles

They were deliciously cinnamony!

I have made the snickerdoodles from Tea with Bea - they are like crack. You think, hmm, that was ok... then 2 minutes later you have to have another, and another. The recipe in the book advises way way too much sugar and cinnamon to roll them in though - enough for about 3 batches, I think it's an error. They are very buttery.

ElleSarcasmo Fri 08-Feb-13 13:26:00

They are like crack. How true!I ate all of mine in one go while my husband looked on in horror.

Arithmeticulous Fri 08-Feb-13 13:29:25
HazeltheMcWitch Fri 08-Feb-13 13:45:12

You may wish to hunt down, or make, some speculoos biscuits, or even better, paste. Or befriend people in Netherlands/belguim/France, to bring you back some cinnamony goodness.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 08-Feb-13 13:47:20

Also, I don't know if you saw it, but there was an AMAZING programme on C4 or More4, called Spice Trip, where 2 lovely presenters (one chef, one spice blender), visited lovely places to learn about specific spices - where they come from, who grows them and how, and how to use them. One ep was all about cinnamon - 4oD linky here

Taffeta Fri 08-Feb-13 14:15:49

Arithmeticulous , that link is hilarious grin

Arithmeticulous Fri 08-Feb-13 16:48:06

I know, it's car crash but I get shakey giggles just thinking about it grin

brighthair Sat 09-Feb-13 23:58:25

Not that I'm enabling but the paste link Hazel posted.... Er apparently it's now available in Waitrose
<low carb cinnamon addict exits thread>

Ithinkineedtogrowapair Sun 10-Feb-13 01:13:24

I put it in my cauliflower cheese white sauce the other day was v good.

Often fry up a bit of onion, garlic, cinnamon and chickpeas. V simple and v nice.

And yy to putting it in tomato sauce!

Oh and I often put a cinnamon stick in my rice while it's cooking ( along with other spices)

EllieArroway Sun 10-Feb-13 11:32:47

Oooh - might try the white sauce thing. I love white sauce on cauliflower. Do you sprinkle it on the top or mix it in?

I have a day at home tomorrow, so I'm going to make those snickerdoodle things.

Love that link Arithmeticulous. That lady is bonkers! A ladle???

EllieArroway Sun 10-Feb-13 11:36:10

Are Biscof biscuits/spread cinnamon flavoured?

brighthair Sun 10-Feb-13 15:02:04

They are kind of cinnamony/caramelised flavour - you get them in hotels and stuff sometimes

Ithinkineedtogrowapair Tue 12-Feb-13 20:22:59

Hello! I just sprinkle a bit over the top, depending a but on how it goes! Dd you try it?

As it's pancake day, cinnamon pancakes.

DrGarnettsWinterMixture Wed 13-Feb-13 13:17:48

Hummingbird Bakery first book has a gorgeous spiced pound cake recipe-only has about a quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon in it, but it tastes amazing! Recipe here

lisianthus Thu 14-Feb-13 10:13:05

Do you want a savoury recipe? Half a cup of brown lentils, four onions (sliced), 2 cups rice, chicken stock cube, good teaspoon cinnamon.

Cook the lentils, cook the onions until pretty much caramelised bung them both in with the rice, the cinnamon, the stock cube and approx enough water to come about 1.5 cms above the top of it all. Stick the lid on, bring it to the boil, then simmer for a couple of minutes until you can't see the water above the rice. Switch off the heat, leave the pot there with the lid on for about ten minutes until the water has all been absorbed and the rice is cooked. Add salt and pepper if you like.

Cinnamon is also nice with couscous, lamb and apricots. And you find it in lots of curries.

Where are all the cocktail recipes? grin

EllieArroway Thu 14-Feb-13 16:19:33

That sounds lovely, lisi. And very timely as I'm just sitting here wondering what to cook tonight. I have all those ingredients already - sort of. I have red & green lentils - could I use one of those rather than brown?

lisianthus Fri 15-Feb-13 23:09:25

Sorry I missed this- can't see why not. The difference will mainly be in how mushy the lentils get. Hope it went well!

EllieArroway Sat 16-Feb-13 08:09:58

I used green lentils & that worked well. Was lovely - we had it with some pork chops I had that needed using. Really yummy & easy - shall definitely be having it again. Thank you smile

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