Ginger Apple Wassail

A non-alcoholic warm cocktail for cold winter nights.
6   Apple (Lady)
1 T Sugar
14 t Cinnamon (Ground)
3   Ginger beer (12-ounce bottles)
3 c Apple cider
    Nutmeg (Freshly ground, for garnish)
Preheat the over to 375 degrees. Put the apples in a small roasting pan and sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over them. Bake for about 35 minutes, until tender but still firm. | Whisk together the ginger beer and cider in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Warm the mixture, but don't allow it to boil. | To serve, place an apple in each of 6 heatproof glass beer mugs, ladle in the wassail, and serve garnished with a dusting of nutmeg.


The Boston Shaker's picture

I went back and forth on that

I went back and forth on that before I submitted. In the end I felt that ground cinnamon is different than cinnamon (stick). It's a different ingredient actually and if I was scanning the ingredient list and had to go shopping for the cinnamon I'd pick up sticks instead of a jar of ground cinnamon. The "ground" is not the preparation you do at home to the cinnamon (although you could), it's the ingredient itself... Ground Cinnamon.

I'm not going to change it back, but I do feel it should be listed as Ground Cinnamon to avoid confusion.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Dan may chime in here, but

Dan may chime in here, but from my perspective, it means I get an article in a queue called Ingredients without Pages named "Ground cinnamon", which means I get to write something about how ground cinnamon is different from cinnamon, which doesn't make a lot of sense. It's the same thing that happens with a lot of homemade syrups - people enter them as ingredients instead of attaching a note to the bottom as to how to make their rosepetal and moondust infused jaggery syrup. 

The Notes/Processing box is for just that - you're telling people that the cinnamon should be ground before using. I think, and I think Dan would agree with me, that we should have as few ingredients as we can get away with. But I'll talk to him, and we'll see.