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    JBurns Guest

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    On Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:27:41 +0100, "t jones"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Have a small jar of broken cinnamon sticks. Don't like to put these usually
    >quite small bits in a curry as they need fishing out at the end.
    >
    >Is there any way to reduce them to a powder? Can they be softened? I know
    >a really strong grinder or pestle might do it, but I don't possess these
    >items. Grateful for any suggestions.


    You could tie them inside a piece of muslin and fish it out in one
    piece. However, if they are broken up they are probably stale. I would
    just replace with fresh.

    JB
    >


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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "t jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Have a small jar of broken cinnamon sticks. Don't like to put these
    > usually quite small bits in a curry as they need fishing out at the end.
    >
    > Is there any way to reduce them to a powder? Can they be softened? I
    > know a really strong grinder or pestle might do it, but I don't possess
    > these items. Grateful for any suggestions.


    You could put them in tea as is and then strain. To make powder, you could
    try a thick plastic bag and a hammer.


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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Broken cinnamon sticks

    On Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:27:41 +0100, "t jones"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Have a small jar of broken cinnamon sticks. Don't like to put these usually
    >quite small bits in a curry as they need fishing out at the end.
    >
    >Is there any way to reduce them to a powder? Can they be softened? I know
    >a really strong grinder or pestle might do it, but I don't possess these
    >items. Grateful for any suggestions.


    You can powder them with one of those whirly things meant for coffee.
    I just add the broken bits to my pickling spice.

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    Michael Press Guest

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    In article <kvcm7r$1mj$[email protected]>,
    "t jones" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Have a small jar of broken cinnamon sticks. Don't like to put these usually
    > quite small bits in a curry as they need fishing out at the end.
    >
    > Is there any way to reduce them to a powder?


    Yes, a good mortar and pestle. The good news is that you do not need much
    when it is freshly powdered. Put in the mortar a flake of cinnamon bark
    about half the size of your small finger nail. Start pounding gently
    with the pestle and continue until it breaks apart into fibers. Then
    start grinding and it will go into a powder. Notice how powerful it
    is for the small amount you started with.

    Mortar and pestle sets vary in their efficiency.
    The white ceramic ones are good. Wood and marble
    ones are not nearly as good. You need a smooth
    surface to make a fine powder.

    > Can they be softened? I know
    > a really strong grinder or pestle might do it, but I don't possess these
    > items. Grateful for any suggestions.


    Gotta have the mortar and pestle.

    <http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0000DI67O/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1/176-8817715-0868237?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_r=0Q1E99M0STSKGYQS81TX&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p =1535035302&pf_rd_i=B000GC1U0G>

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    Michael Press

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    t jones Guest

    Default Broken cinnamon sticks

    Have a small jar of broken cinnamon sticks. Don't like to put these usually
    quite small bits in a curry as they need fishing out at the end.

    Is there any way to reduce them to a powder? Can they be softened? I know
    a really strong grinder or pestle might do it, but I don't possess these
    items. Grateful for any suggestions.



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