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What is the best commercial Cinnamon Syrup?
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-06-04 6:48 pm   Permalink



Not a great picture but you can see the difference. I haven't had any trouble finding both.
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2011-06-05 05:40 am   Permalink

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On 2011-06-04 18:48, MadDogMike wrote:

Not a great picture but you can see the difference. I haven't had any trouble finding both.




Neither type is hard to find, unless your looking specifically for it, then you can only find the one your not looking for.

The Ceylon has a much thinner, almost papery finish to the bark. This works well for making your own cinnamon powder because you can run it through a coffee or spice grinder. It does not, however, make for good cinnamon syrup. It is less durable when doing a long steep process, it tends to break down and cloud up your mix.

As to which make the better flavor? I have always been a fan of the spicier, sharper Cassia. When you consider that most drinks are using a small measure of cinnamon it seems a good idea to have that cinnamon have as much *oomph* as possible at the small measures.

As with anything else bar related.... your mileage may vary.


Is this picture any better?


Ceylon, made from the thinner inner bark on the left. Korintje, or Indonesian cinnamon, which uses a thicker slice of the bark on the right.


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-06-05 10:36 am   Permalink

based on those photos, not sure i've ever seen ceylon cinnamon sticks at any of my groceries.

but, i usually make my syrup from regular ground cinnamon, on an as needed basis for immediate use, in portions of two oz or so.


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2011-06-07 08:14 am   Permalink

Because of this thread, i was inspired to make my own cinnamon syrup. I used the directions from BBB's Remixed. Pretty easy.


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2011-06-07 08:30 am   Permalink

Because of this thread, i was inspired to make my own cinnamon syrup. I used the directions from BBB's Remixed. Pretty easy.


 
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