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Old 12-11-2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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Question about homemade bratwurst

Hi. My recipe for bratwurst calls for mace, but I don't have any. I have fresh nutmeg. Do you think that would work? Would it change the flavor a lot? TIA.
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:38 PM   #2
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I think so. Mace is just nutmeg skin, lighter flavor, but similar.
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I would just skip it. :) I do not use any in my brat recipe.
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Clipped from the food subs page:

mace Notes: This is the lacy wrapping that covers nutmeg when it's plucked from the tree. Its flavor is similar to nutmeg, but slightly more bitter. It's usually sold already ground, but you can sometimes find blades of mace that you can grind yourself. Substitutes: nutmeg (sweeter and milder than mace) OR allspice OR pumpkin pie spice OR cinnamon OR ginger
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mace Notes: This is the lacy wrapping that covers nutmeg when it's plucked from the tree. Its flavor is similar to nutmeg, but slightly more bitter. It's usually sold already ground, but you can sometimes find blades of mace that you can grind yourself. Substitutes: nutmeg (sweeter and milder than mace) OR allspice OR pumpkin pie spice OR cinnamon OR ginger
I think you just got your answer GG. If mace is bitter, why add bitterness to a food you love.
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Thanks, all I'll make do with what I have. DH already thinks I'm addicted to Penzey's
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Thanks, all I'll make do with what I have. DH already thinks I'm addicted to Penzey's
There are those of us who do not think that is a bad thing at all.
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