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    john east Guest

    Default Softening cinnamon sticks

    Have found some cinnamon sticks still in a new packet at the back of the
    cupboard. They are very hard but still full of flavour when i scrape some
    off with a sharp knife. Any idea on how i might be able to soften them?



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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Softening cinnamon sticks

    On Sun, 4 Sep 2011 11:04:28 +0100, "john east"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Have found some cinnamon sticks still in a new packet at the back of the
    >cupboard. They are very hard but still full of flavour when i scrape some
    >off with a sharp knife. Any idea on how i might be able to soften them?


    What a great straight line... I'll be good. hehe

    You don't soften cinnamon sticks, they're used whole as a flavoring
    garnish. However they can be ground and used same as powdered
    cinnnamon.

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Softening cinnamon sticks


    "john east" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j3vifi$etj$[email protected]..
    > Have found some cinnamon sticks still in a new packet at the back of the
    > cupboard. They are very hard but still full of flavour when i scrape some
    > off with a sharp knife. Any idea on how i might be able to soften them?


    Why would you need to soften them? Aren't they supposed to be hard? Mine
    always are.



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    Jerry Avins Guest

    Default Re: Softening cinnamon sticks

    On Sep 4, 6:04*am, "john east" <planet...@mail.invalid> wrote:
    > Have found some cinnamon sticks still in a new packet at the back of the
    > cupboard. They are very hard but still full of flavour when i scrape some
    > off with a sharp knife. * Any idea on how i might be able to soften them?


    I've been boiling and boiling these eggs and there's no sign of them
    softening up. :-)

    People use them as stirrers; tasty, but wasteful. I put them in a
    sturdy bag, bash them to flakes, and grind them in an old burr-style
    coffee mill. Don't grind much more than you'll use soon. They keep
    much better whole.

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.

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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: Softening cinnamon sticks

    In article <8741347c-59ba-450e-af92-f7501c9c5a94
    @t29g2000vby.googlegroups.com>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > On Sep 4, 6:04*am, "john east" <planet...@mail.invalid> wrote:
    > > Have found some cinnamon sticks still in a new packet at the back of the
    > > cupboard. They are very hard but still full of flavour when i scrape some
    > > off with a sharp knife. * Any idea on how i might be able to soften them?

    >
    > I've been boiling and boiling these eggs and there's no sign of them
    > softening up. :-)
    >
    > People use them as stirrers; tasty, but wasteful. I put them in a
    > sturdy bag, bash them to flakes, and grind them in an old burr-style
    > coffee mill. Don't grind much more than you'll use soon. They keep
    > much better whole.


    Before attempting to grind, read the wikipedia entry--while one must of
    course take wiki with a large dose of salt, they point out that there is
    one variation of a cinnamon stick that can damage grinders--one would
    want to make sure that one does not have that variant.


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