[Sca-cooks] Toast RE: Cardamon

Stefan li Rous stefanlirous at austin.rr.com
Thu Aug 13 01:21:42 PDT 2009

<<< My house, cinnamon toast is toast that you spead butter on and  
then sprinkle
with cinnamon sugar. Never heard of the broiler method before. >>>

One advantage of broiling/toasting it with he sugar and cinnamon on  
it, is that the sugar melts, mixes with the sugar and butter and then  
solidifies as it cools off. Leaves sort of a crusty surface with much  
less of the granulated sugar to simply fall off on to the plate or  

<<< Though the sugar is the problem, I have come to understand that  
cinnamon has
been found to lower sugar levels and therefore recommended for  
Have I heard wrong? >>>

The cinnamon isn't going to make up for all that sugar sprinkled on  
the toast. And the research was on Type II diabetes, not the Type I,  
which I have.  I have been taking some cinnamon capsules, just in case  
it might help. But I've not noticed any effect. It is easier to eat a  
capsule though than a spoon of straight, powdered cinnamon.

Someone mentioned substituting Splenda for the sugar. I don't know if  
the Splenda will melt like the sugar, as I mentioned above. Perhaps it  
would be worth trying just to see how this cardamon toast would compare.

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    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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