Monin Syrup 1L Cinnamon

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Monin Cinnamon Syrup

Monin Cinnamon Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further afield.

The bottles come in a 1l plastic size, and a 70cl glass variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.

Background

Cinnamon is a spice with a truly distinctive flavour and it works in both sweet and savoury dishes. Considering it starts life as a piece of humble tree bark it has become a firm favourite when added to a variety of foods, from fruits such as apples, pumpkins and even coconuts, to savoury dishes such as curries, meatballs and some even sprinkle it over the top of Hawaiian pizzas to give a little extra kick to the sweet and savoury combination. Almost every baker will have their own recipe for cinnamon rolls, biscuits or buns and even a simple bowl of porridge can be given a new lease of life with a drizzle of cinnamon syrup.

Historical uses for cinnamon

Historians have discovered evidence that cinnamon was imported to Egypt from as early as 2000 BCE when it was so valuable that it was considered an appropriate gift for kings and queens and those who wanted to make offerings to the gods often used cinnamon to appeal to their favour. The Ancient Egyptians even used cinnamon during the embalming process when preserving mummies, and archaeologists have found recipes from that time that include cinnamon and the related species cassia which were used for burning to create an aromatic smoke in temples. 

 

Although the tree from which cinnamon is harvested is native to Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Bangladesh, this was kept a secret from importers in the Mediterranean for centuries in order to protect the monopoly those countries had on the spice trade. 

 

Pliny the Elder mentions cinnamon in his writings, citing it as a flavouring for wine and describing how a Roman pound of cinnamon would have cost the equivalent of nearly five years’ wages for an average worker of the time. When Emperor Nero’s wife died, he is said to have burned a year’s supply of cinnamon at her funeral to demonstrate the strength of the loss he was feeling. 

 

During the Middle Ages, while the origins of cinnamon were still veiled in mystery as far as the Western world was concerned, a writer travelled to Egypt and was told that locals fished cinnamon from the source of the Nile in Ethiopia. Others wrote of giant cinnamon birds which collected cinnamon sticks from an unknown land and this story prevailed until as late as 1310.

 

It wasn’t until around 1270 that there was any inkling from the West as to the origins of cinnamon, and Magellan was still trying to confirm its origins when he went exploring during the 1500s. 

 

The world map of cinnamon

Because the origins of the earliest cinnamon trees were kept a secret, related trees were grown in an attempt to replicate the flavour that was so sought-after throughout Europe. This meant that cinnamon became increasingly popular in the countries where these similar spices were grown and now Indonesia and China are responsible for the production of 75% of the world’s supply of the spice.  

 

The trees from which cinnamon is harvested are cultivated carefully to ensure a maximum yield. The stems need to be processed immediately after they have been cut and before the inner bark dries out. The outer bark is stripped off and the inner bark is pried off in strips which then curl up during the drying process into quills, which are only 0.5mm thick.

 

The word ‘cinnamon’ originates from a word that the Greeks borrowed from the Phoenicians and came to be used in English via Latin and medieval French. The name ‘cassia’ given to the plants from which the most common commercial cinnamon is grown, and this comes from the Hebrew word ‘qatsa’ which means ‘to strip off bark’. 

 

Sweet and savoury cinnamon 

The role of cinnamon in the kitchen is wide and varied. It is regularly added to everything from breakfast cereals to coffee and the cinnamon and raising bagel has become many people’s favourite way to start the day.

 

This recipe is a decadent way to enjoy the complementary flavours of cinnamon and chocolate with a dessert which is luxuriously creamy but really simple to make. This is also a great use fro your cream whipper and chargers.

Recipe

Cinna-Mocha-Chocolate Pots

You will need:

170 grams of dark chocolate, chopped roughly

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp instant espresso powder

Pinch of salt

120ml of fresh-brewed coffee

50ml cinnamon syrup

150ml cream

Cream chargers

Whipped cream dispenser

 

1. Combine the chocolate, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, espresso powder and salt in a blender. Pulse a few times until well combined and then pour in the hot coffee to melt the chocolate and give the mixture the consistency of custard.

2. Pour the custard into 6 ramekins or glasses and place in the fridge for 3 hours or until the mixture is firm.

3. Pour the cinnamon syrup and cream into a whipped cream dispenser, charge with a single whipped cream charger (or use 2 cream chargers if you have a larger, one litre whipped cream dispenser) and shake to mix them well, then squirt a dollop onto the top of each and serve.

 

Because cinnamon goes so well with a range of different flavours, there are plenty of desserts which can be given a new twist by adding a pinch of ground cinnamon or a quirt of cinnamon flavoured cream. Using a whipped cream dispenser makes it even easier to add a fragrant touch of decadence to a range of dishes.


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Brand: Monin

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Nutritional information
per 100ml
Energy per 100ml
322
Energy per serving
32.2
Fat
0 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Total Carbohydrates
80.4 g
Of which sugars
80.4 g
Fibre
0g
Protein
0 g
Salt
0.03 g
Values may vary from batch to catch due to variations which can occur in natural ingredients.

Ingredients: Sugar, water, natural cinnamon flavouring with other natural flavourings, concentrated lemon juice, colours= E150a, E163, preservative= E202

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