Cole & Mason Cassia Powder
Eat our Cassia Powder with a hearty stew or curry. The warming cinnamon-like flavour of cassia works well with red meats and rich sauces. Try adding a pinch to a lamb, beef or chickpea casserole or curry.
Why not try giving fruity desserts a kick. Swap the cinnamon in your rhubarb, apple or pear crumble for cassia powder instead. It's stronger and sharper. Add it into your crumble mix, or the fruit filling.
This works just as well in fruit pie fillings or simple stewed fruits served with crème fraîche.
Cassia tastes close to cinnamon, but even sharper and sweeter. And like cinnamon, it comes from the bark of a tree. The tree's leaves have a similar flavour to bay leaves. There are a few different varieties: Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean. Ours is cinnamomum burmanni, which comes from Indonesia.
Cassia has been used for thousands of years, not just in cooking but as a medicine. It's said to be good for soothing upset stomachs and as a natural pick-me-up. It works just as well in rich meaty dishes as sweet drinks and desserts.
Supplier: The Spice Company