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Ceylon cinnamon is a delicate, warm spice with orangey and slightly woody notes. In the kitchen, it is the ideal match for fruit salads and compotes, pain perdu and obviously apple pie. It can also be used in savoury dishes.
There's cinnamon and then there's real cinnamon! There are several varieties of cinnamon. Real cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum or Ceylon cinnamon) features a delicate fragrance and contains several thin layers of curled bark. Real cinnamon should not be confused with Chinese cassia cinnamon, which is less aromatic and more bitter, but also a lot more common. Chinese cinnamon sticks come from a single layer of very thick and hard bark. Grind Ceylon cinnamon in the Lanka Shaker Mill at the very last minute to release mouth-watering flavours and aromas ideal for desserts (tartes, pies, etc.) and savoury dishes (squash gratin, pork, etc.).