Make your holidays a little warmer with this trio of premium baking spices from Burlap & Barrel. A great gift for anyone who likes to bake, the set includes:
- Vietnamese Royal Cinnamon: Harvested in the mountains around the ancient Vietnamese capital city of Hue for milennia. The same species as Saigon cinnamon, this is an heirloom variety not widely harvested or exported, and exemplifies the intense sweetness and spiciness for which Vietnamese cinnamon is prized. Use it in place of Saigon or other cinnamons in pastries and baked goods, or sprinkle into rich, savory meat or tomato-based dishes.
- Pemba Cloves: Grown by farmers on the small island of Pemba, which is famous for its cloves. They have a bright, sweet intensity with a rich warmth and a numbing menthol buzz. Add whole to braised meat or mulled wine, or grind into desserts.
- Morogoro Cacao: A fruity and nutty cacao that's great for sweets but is particularly delicious as a savory ingredient as an alternative to paprika in stews, chilis, and tomato sauces, where it adds sweetness and depth similar to caramelized onions, barbecue or soy sauce.