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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Cinnamon Rollups

This is a quick little treat I designed for using up extra scraps of pastry.

Cinnamon Rollup

  • leftover pastry dough
  • ground cinnamon
  • sugar


Roll out pastry dough into thin sheet.
Mix equal quantities of sugar and cinnamon together.
Spread cinnamon sugar mixture over the pastry.
Cinnamon Rollup
Roll pastry up into a tight roll.
Cinnamon Rollup
Bake at 450°F for 12 minutes.
Enjoy hot out of the oven.

Cinnamon Rollup


Anonymous said...

Try using real Cinnamon in your recipe. The Cinnamon that we buy in the US is actually Cassia.

Cassia has a chemical called coumarin which could be toxic.

Please click the below link to read more


Laura Rainbow Dragon said...

Hi "cinnamon". Thank you for your concern. Just a few things to note:

1. I'm not American and do not purchase my cinnamon from the United States.

2. Both Cinnamomum aromaticum (cassia cinnamon) and Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) contain coumarin.

3. The studies which suggested coumarin is toxic to humans involved large quantities of coumarin administered over extended periods of time. Furthermore, these studies concluded that the damage caused by coumarin toxicity was 100% reversible once the affected patients stopped ingesting coumarin.

4. Your reference does not cite any scientific evidence (nor have I seen any elsewhere) which suggests that the small amounts of coumarin which would be ingested if one consumed a small scrap of leftover pastry spread with cinnamon sugar would have any toxic effect on a healthy adult -- regardless of whether the cinnamon was cassia cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon.

5. Everything is toxic if you ingest too much of it, including water! The Polyphagous Dragon preaches Most Things in Moderation in order to enjoy optimal health.

Kityikana said...

Hi. I came across your recipe on flickr and wanted to commend you on such a polite answer to the insidious marketing spam doing the rounds.