Monday, October 8, 2018

2018 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - Ground Saigon Cinnamon from The Spice House

For my birthday, a few months ago, my sister gave me a box of amazing herbs and spices from The Spice House. Ever since I've been able to add special touches to the foods I prepare and have them turn out even better; leaving me quite "sold" on The Spice House!

So, recently I asked them if they might be willing to send a spice for review and make another available for giveaway - they said yes! Which means today I'm very happy to let you know about their wonderful Saigon Cinnamon!

Ground Saigon Cinnamon
From - The Spice House

Favorite Features - 
  • It is delicious!
  • The aroma is amazing!
  • Provides a truly wonderful finishing touch to any recipe as well as fulfills the "staring" role in other recipes.
  • Makes delicious cinnamon toast - according to my grandsons!
The Spice House says; "Saigon cinnamon, Cinnamomum loureiroi, is our most popular cinnamon by far, and we are consistently proud of its freshness and incredibly strong, spicy, sweet flavor. This finely ground and sifted powder has an unbelievably high 5-7% oil content, for a flavor which will dominate in any recipe. 

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We grind the Vietnamese Cinnamon bark in house where it produces a dark, rich cinnamon with quite a bit of spiciness. It is by far our customers' favorite cinnamon; just one taste will show you why! We love this cinnamon in sweet baking recipes where cinnamon is the starring flavor; especially cinnamon rolls, French toast, and apple pie."

I don't know if it is where The Spice House sources their cinnamon, their attention and dedication to quality, the fact they grind their cinnamon freshly in house or all of these reasons, but the Siagon Ground Cinnamon is a spice with which you will be absolutely delighted. Whether you simply mix it with some sugar to make cinnamon sprinkle toast for your grandchildren (and they will LOVE this), or you use it in your favorite recipe, you will notice right away the flavor - and aroma - of this cinnamon.

This time of year we tend to use cinnamon in our baking and cooking - why wouldn't we with fresh apples at road-side stands (at least here in apple-growing country . . . otherwise known as West Michigan) or in our stores; as a quality cinnamon brings out all the best in our favorite apple recipes for sure! Holiday baking often calls for cinnamon, so I'm very happy today to share with you my own favorite cinnamon recipe . . . Cinnamon Almonds.

Making cinnamon almonds is very easy - and quick; check this recipe . . . 

Ingredients -

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 4 cups whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Lightly grease a 10x15 inch pan.
  2. Lightly beat the egg white; add water, vanilla and beat until frothy but not stiff.
  3. Add the nuts and stir until well coated. 
  4. Mix the sugar, salt and cinnamon then sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat and spread evenly on the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for one hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden. 
  6. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers.
I will have to get some almonds so I will be able to make cinnamon almonds using the Saigon Cinnamon from The Spice House - I'm sure they will be better than ever.

Since I am recommending The Spice House, please use the link in this post if you should decide to buy some of this tasty cinnamon - or any spice. Thank you!

As I mentioned above, not only did The Spice House send me one bottle of their ground Saigon Cinnamon to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only). If you are over the age of 18, would like to be in this drawing for one bottle of Saigon Cinnamon on November 8, 2018, please comment below to share what your favorite recipe is using cinnamon - I'd have to say it is a tie between the cinnamon almonds and my apple dessert.

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  1. I use cinnamon in most of my fruit pies, not just Apple. I agree with your grandsons, cinnamon toast is yummy in the tummy. I follow on Facebook and email.

  2. Can't wait to try your almond recipe! Thanks!

  3. My favorite recipe using cinnamon (just in time for fall) Apple Crisp.

  4. Apple dumplings, especially this time of year.

  5. My favorite recipe using cinnamon is granola!

  6. Cream cheese streusel coffee cake.

  7. My grandmother's bread pudding :)
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  8. I like to make churros in the airfryer. I also use cinnamon on my homemade sweet potatoes.

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