I usually buy the bark rolled into quills and powder them as an when I require. This is because the freshness and flavor disappear quickly. It is one of the ingredient of garam masala.
Let's see how can we can we prepare these powders.
This is usually grated or crushed to be used freshly in powdered form.
Dry roast the whole cinnamon stick/ quill for few seconds. Allow it to cool. Break cinnamon to small pieces and put them in small jar of the mixer or coffee grinder. Grind/ pulse it to a fine powder.
Store both, nutmeg and cinnamon powders in airtight containers away from sunlight. To finish it as early as possible prepare them in limited amount.
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Now that I am ready with these powders, are you thinking what did I do with these freshly ground powders. So friends coming soon on flavorsandcolors is recipe of Eggless Apple Cinnamon Nutmeg Cake !