Mexican Cinnamon Sticks
Mexican Cinnamon Sticks are actually the Cinnamon Sticks which are exported to Mexico from Sri Lanka. (Ceylon)
Use the five inch Cinnamon sticks to make great swizzle sticks for hot chocolate, coffee, mulled wine, hot tea and a variety of other warm beverages. Use one or two cinnamon sticks in poaching liquid for fruits.
Make a flavorful addition to homemade chutneys, pickles and relishes with cinnamon. It also adds a sweet, woody aroma to potpourri.
For cooking: Use cinnamon sticks for steeping in milk for custards or custard sauces. Add sticks to cold liquid then bring to a simmer. If preparing a wine poaching liquid for fruit, cook the cinnamon sticks in the liquid along with the fruit.
If using the cinnamon sticks to flavor milk for custard, add it to the cold milk, bring to a simmer, and then remove from the heat. Cover and let the milk steep with the cinnamon in it.
Why is Mexican Cinnamon different? There’s a real difference between the authentic and the store-bought taste. The distinct flavor of Mexican cinnamon is bold and sweet. It’s difficult to describe… you’ll just have to taste it yourself!