Cassia – also known as Dutch cinnamon or baker’s cinnamon – is bolder than true cinnamon. Cassia’s sweet and spicy fragrance and flavour is more intense than that of cinnamon. Its slight bitterness makes it distinctly different from cinnamon and gives its sweetness depth. Cassia is delicious in more robust sweet dishes such as fruit cakes, strudels, compotes and crumbles. It is often used in curries and stews for a balancing sweetness.
Also known as: bastard cinnamon, Saigon cinnamon