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Old 12-09-2005, 08:26 AM   #1
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Question What is Mace? Any Substitute?

Can you tell me please what the "mace" is.

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Old 12-09-2005, 08:36 AM   #2
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Mace is the lacy outer covering (aril) of the nutmeg seeds. When fresh, it has bright red color, which changes to a golden brown when it is dried. Its flavor has been described as a combination of: cinnamon and pepper or nutmeg and cinnamon
It takes 400 pounds of nutmegs to produce one pound of mace.

I think some people may use it in their chili recipes.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:52 AM   #3
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Sizz is right. You find powdered mace in the supermarket's spice rack.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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I was looking at the mini donuts recipe, how important is it to add something like that? I hate the taste of nutmeg.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:23 AM   #5
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You could leave it out.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:53 AM   #6
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Thank you.
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:20 AM   #7
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or, a medievil meat tenderizing gadget.

unfortunately, the meat was often still attached to your body.
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:01 AM   #8
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CharlieD, here is a good little description of the flavors of spices and substitutions.

Since you don't like the flavor of nutmeg that obviously lets out using mace, allspice, or pumpkin pie spice. It look like your best bet, if you want a "spice" flavor would be to use ground cinnamon or ground ginger.
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