Cinnamon

The Spice

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Above shows the spice cinnamon in two different forms.

Powdered Cinnamon and Cinnamon Sticks

ABOUT THE SPICE

-Cinnamon is grown in tropical zones.

-Cinnamon is the bark of a tropical tree.

-Cinnamon originated from Sri Lanka.

-It is grown today in Sri Lanka, India, and China.


COOKING USES

Powdered Cinnamon:

-It is usually used to make fruit desserts or dishes.

-It is very popular in making pastries and fruity desserts like cinnamon apples,

cinnamon rolls, and any other cinnamon flavored dishes.

Cinnamon Sticks:

-It is usually used to spice up drinks.

-Commonly used in hot chocolate.

-Also used in teas for a healthy alternative for sweet beverages.


CINNAMON ROLL RECIPE

Ingredients
Dough:
1/4-ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
Filling:
1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional
Glaze:
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 6 tablespoons hot water

Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

Meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls.

Deen, Paula. "Cinnamon Rolls." Recipe : Paula Deen : Recipes : Food Network. Food Network, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. <http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/cinnamon-rolls-recipe/index.html>.


CITATION

- "Cinnamon." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 03 Dec. 2013. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon>.

- "Cinnamon in the Kitchen." Cooking with Cinnamon. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. <http://www.indepthinfo.com/cinnamon/kitchen.shtml>.

- "Chapter 14 Kitchen Staples Packet"